Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care 2017 (SSHC-17)

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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SSHC 2017 Co Host - no UC



Wright State University and Heapy Engineering are co-hosting the 7th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-17).  The SSHC is an educational event for Healthcare providers and industry partners. New this year, ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) and TSHE (TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers) have joined the Symposium as Education Partners.

  • A Keynote Luncheon with Dr. Nicholas LaRusso.
  • New this year, 2 Educational Tracks with sessions starting at 10 AM.
  • A Trade Show with exhibitors focusing on the Health Care industry runs concurrent with the Symposium.
  • Who should attend: Health Care administrators, medical practitioners, A/E/C professionals, nursing/clinical staff, medical students/educators, environmental health and safety personnel and facility managers.
  • Education Partners, TSHE (TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers) and ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) have joined SSHC-17.


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sshc dividersThese subject matter experts will share their experience in a small group discussion(Sponsored by the TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers - TSHE):

 SSHC 2017 TSHE Roundtable 10 AM Panel 1

Healthcare Commissioning - Required by Ohio Code

Alec Carnes, PE, CEM, HBDP, LEED AP BD+C

Building Optimization Practice Leader, Heapy Engineering


Sustainability and Resiliency in Healthcare - How are they Related?

Kim Patton, RA, NCARB

Chief Operating Officer, PDT Architects


Sustainable Parking

Steve Rebora, RA

President, DESMAN


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SSHC-2017 Keynote Presentation Heapy Engineering

The Keynote Speaker discussion will be: The Well Living Lab: A Partnership of Building and Health Science


nicholas-la-russo-photoDr. Nicholas F. LaRusso
Former Medical Director of Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Distinguished Investigator of The Mayo Foundation

Dr. LaRusso's talk will focus on the link of Wellness and Sustainable Design.  He will help us explore how integrating Healthcare's evidence-based design concepts with sustainability-based design and construction strategies will positively affect human health, well-being and comfort.  He will explain how and why Healthcare leaders and leaders of the organizations and businesses serving healthcare can and should promote such integration.  He will also discuss the results observed when they do.

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Panel will discuss aligning Evidence-Based Design and Evidence-Based Medicine to design a more efficient and higher quality patient-centered healthcare delivery model.

SSHC 2017 Evidence Based Design Panel Vertical - 2Jarrod McNaughton, MBA, FACHE
President, Kettering Medical Center
Executive Vice President, Kettering Health Network
In Jarrod’s previous position, he was the Network Vice President of Missions and Development at Kettering Health Network (KHN). In this role, he was responsible for marketing, communications, government relations, community relations, church relations, mission integration, spiritual services and network philanthropy alignment.

Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC
President and Founding Partner, CAMA
Rosalyn "Roz" is President and Principal Interior Designer of CAMA in New Haven, Connecticut. CAMA, Inc. is a health design studio and lab that has spearheaded the evidence-based design movement. CAMA’s mission focuses on designing a better LIFE INDOORS where all can thrive and flourish.

Joe Ferdelman, PE, HFDP, LEED AP BD+C
Healthcare Practice Leader, Heapy Engineering
Joe joined Heapy Engineering in 1990 as a HVAC Design Engineer and subsequently became a Project Manager and in 2001 was named a Principal in the firm.  He serves as the firm’s Healthcare Practice Leader. In this role he provides guidance to the firm’s engineering staff on matters regarding the latest innovations in healthcare design and the development of design tools, codes and overall industry insight.



Moderator - Michael FitzgeraldModerator:
Michael Fitzgerald
Senior Manager, The Chartis Group

To read more about the Evidence Based Design panel, click here.



These subject matter experts will share their experience in a small group discussion format.  (Sponsored by the TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers - TSHE):



SSHC 2017 TSHE Roundtable 2 PM Panel 

Sustainability and Resiliency in Healthcare - How are they Related?

Steve Kurtz, AIA

Principal, Champlin Architecture


Healthcare Commissioning - Building Envelope

Brian Linc, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Building Enclosure Commissioning Agent, Technical Assurance


Sustainable Parking

Jim Millar, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Immediate Past President, THP Limited


The Mission and Value of Resource Stewardship

Rev. Frank Nation

Vice President of Mission and Culture, TriHealth


To learn more, click here.


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This session will provide an understanding of the WELL Building Standard discussing the stages, benefits and case studies.

WWhitney small 2hitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, WELL Faculty, WELL AP
xecutive Director of Research and Innovation, Delos

At Delos, Dr. Whitney Austin Gray is responsible for the oversight of health research and the development of innovative design strategies and products that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design.

To read more about Whitney Austin Gray, click here.


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This panel will focus on the role of innovation in the medical marketplace and examples of disruptive innovations that will change lives in health care.

SSHC 2017 Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Panel Vertical - 2

Michael Uhl, MSN, MBA, FACHE, RN, CEN
President, Atrium Medical Center (Premier Health)

Mike assumed the role as president of Atrium Medical Center in January 2017.
Prior to that, he served as the hospital’s chief operating officer after a stint as Premier Health’s system vice president of operations innovation.

Craig Self, FACHE
Chief Strategy Officer, Premier Health
Craig is the Chief Strategy Officer for Premier Health. He joined Premier Health in 2007. He has direct responsibility for strategic planning, service lines, market research and development, physician and advanced practitioner recruitment and business development.

Robert (Bob) Schwyn
Director and Healthcare Consultant,
The Chartis Group

Bob Schwyn is a Director with The Chartis Group. He has extensive experience as a healthcare information technology executive leading teams in clinical transformation and the design and delivery of solutions for enhancing patient care quality, improving operational effectiveness and achieving excellence in customer service.



Michael Fitzgerald
Moderator - Michael FitzgeraldSenior Manager, The Chartis Group

To read more about the Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery panel, click here.



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