Northeastern Virtual Meeting: Improvised Care Site Solutions

May 12, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Richie Stever, CHFM, CLSS-HC, LEED AP, Director of Operations and Maintenance, University of Maryland Medical Center and Midtown Campuses; Covid 19 Logistics Chief?

Mark Kenneday, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, CM-Lean, Director of Market Strategy and Development - Healthcare, Gordian; ASHE 2013 President


Improvised Care Site Solutions During COVID-19 Surge
In the early days of the Novel Coronavirus in the U.S, no traditional planning exercises and emergency protocols were developed to meet the surge that overwhelmed our metropolitan cities and health facilities.  Thus, national, state, and local governments declared emergencies and began developing solutions.  Some were much more effective than others at providing the resources necessary to combat the pandemic.  What became immediately apparent was the concern for adequate critical care bed space in the care continuum. 

Learn how Gordian’s Job Order Contractors, under the guidance of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, developed and stood up emergency care sites at Javits Center in New York City, McCormick Center in Chicago and Harris Health in Houston.  Hear some of the lessons learned from the exercise and improvements that were made to key construction data systems such as RSMeans data and Gordian’s Construction Task Catalog® for Job Order Contracting.  

The University of Maryland began developing their own responses to the pandemic, including a modular care facility set up in an existing parking structure.  As the leading Academic Medical Center in Maryland, the solutions were outstanding examples of collaboration within the Baltimore community and highly utilized during the peak surge in the region.  These collaborations continue with their mass vaccination site set up in M&T Bank Stadium, staffed with area healthcare professionals and military partners. 

Mark Kenneday chairs the Healthcare Covid-19 Roundtable and Richie Stever is a vital participant that includes 31 senior facilities professionals from across the country representing over 600 healthcare facilities, six major IDNs and multiple independent hospitals and Academic Medical Centers.  Mark and Richie will share what this select group has been discussing and lessons learned to assure that industry facilities leaders are better prepared for the next pandemic and can support an improved patient and caregiver experience. 

Non-Member Attendance Policy

Non-CSHE members are welcome to attend one complimentary chapter meeting. If you are a non-member who has already attended one chapter meeting, you will be unable to register for any additional chapter meetings until you have become a member. Please click here for the online membership application.

Continuing Education Credits

Participating CSHE members, whose names are clearly legible in the Zoom participant list, are eligible for a certificate for 1 contact hour.

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5/12/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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