Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference
September 18-20, 2017  | Sacramento Convention Center

The Water Will Rise Again! | Wednesday, September 20th @ 1:30pm
An emergent need to replace water risers left Swedish Cherry Hill with less than two weeks to plan for and initiate work on a tower with 152 high-acuity beds. This presentation will detail how the concern was identified, rapid planning among multiple stakeholders, the 40-hour water shutdown, service restoration and the final performance improvement action items. Takeaways include staffing and assignment lists, and department checklists.

Speakers: Jim Tritten, MBA, CBCP, CHEP, CHSP, Program Manager, Environment of Care; Chris La Due, CHSP, Program Manager, Environment of Care, and Tom Cinko, Manager, Facilities Engineering, Swedish Medical Center; and Henry Biggs, HCC, Project Manager, University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

To learn more and register for the conference, click here.

Legionella & Waterborne Pathogen Symposium
March 22, 2017  |  Breakfast 7:30am  |  Symposium 8am – 10am

Back by popular demand, University Mechanical Contractors is hosting a second Legionella & Waterborne Pathogen Symposium to address concerns with respect to water as a source of healthcare acquired infection. Speakers John Martinelli and Michael Castro have presented across the country o9n the subject and are very active in the Puget Sound APIC (infection prevention & control) chapter, as well as ASHE and its local chapters, WSSHE and OSHE.

The spring “bloom” period for Legionella is right around the corner. This presentation is crafted for design engineers, building engineers, and maintenance teams for healthcare facilities. With recent local challenges with Legionella and other gram-negative bacteria in Washington state, this prevention-focused event is one you should not miss!