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Healthcare facilities have unique needs and considerations when balancing both the safety and security of patients, employees, and guests along with providing healthy and healing environments. When operating and maintaining healthcare facilities, facility managers need to take into consideration a myriad of complex situations regarding emergency preparedness, backup power, and access control, along with creating clean and healthy environments. The Healthcare Facilities Summit will focus on the trends and important components of managing and operating hospitals, medical centers, and long‐term care facilities.


Key Takeaways
  • How to prepare your facility physically and financially for any emergency
  • What to include in your emergency management plan to ensure you continue operations during a disaster
  • Security measures that protect your data, people, and physical assets from hackers
  • ... and so much more!


Protecting Healthcare Facilities and Assets

Daniel Loo

Healthcare facilities are vulnerable to security breaches and have their own specific areas of risks and threats that need to be addressed. One caveat to this is that modern healthcare facilities also need to portray a visual sense of compassion for patients who enter and balance that with strict safety, security and privacy policies and procedures. In this presentation, you will learn how to protect the three big assets of your healthcare facility: people, data, and physical assets.

Emergency Preparedness Tactics for Healthcare Facilities

Scott Cormier

Facility managers must ensure buildings and organizations are ready to handle crises while supporting a high level of care. Emergency preparedness is a national security priority because these events are becoming more frequent in the United States. When the rest of the world seems to stop during and following a catastrophic event, healthcare facilities must be available to care for those impacted. As healthcare leaders, managers have a great public responsibility to prepare hospitals physically and financially to weather the next storm. Learn how to prepare your facility for the next emergency.

Preparing for the Unexpected within the Inpatient Environment

Josh Domingo, AIA | Senior Health Planner

If the past two years have taught us anything, it's that the way we design healthcare facilities needs to be more flexible and adaptable for an unknown future. With the global pandemic wreaking havoc on and straining our hospitals, it is paramount that the health community find ways to partner with the planning and design profession in order to further elevate the level of care within these facilities and help prepare for the unexpected. This is especially true when it comes to the inpatient environment. With issues such as bed shortages, stretching healthcare providers to their brink, and having outdated facilities struggle to keep up with a surge of patients, it is more important now than ever that we focus on best practices, evidence‐based design, flexibility, and future state operations. How can architects provide some order to an otherwise turbulent healthcare landscape? What steps need to be taken to prepare for an unpredictable future? And how can we design in flexibility to respond to the unpredictable and establish a universal and resilient care environment that is repeatable in order to continue to be relevant for the future?

Turning the Tables: Getting Top Management's Attention to Approve Projects

Mr. Mohamad Jamal, P.E., MBA, and Joshua Brackett

As a facility manager, you have all sorts of projects in mind for energy efficiency, simplifying operations, increasing occupant satisfaction, etc. But it's hard to get your top management to listen. They focus more on the organization's core business, after all, not facilities. If only you could get the C‐Suite to pay attention, play it right, show how to save on the bottom line, and suddenly top management will be asking you for more. We will share proven strategies to get top management's attention, speak the language they understand, and start you on your way, using a real case study.

Modern Access Control for Those Who Care For Others

Tim Norris

Healthcare facilities are complex and require multiple access control capabilities to secure sensitive areas and protect patients, visitors, and staff. Confidential patient data, expensive medical equipment, prescription drug regulations, privacy, and employee safety all necessitate robust access control. Thus, improved safety ensures overall better quality of care and a safe workplace. So, keeping essential workers and facilities safe with enhanced physical security is of the utmost importance. Join us to discover how to create a safer, more efficient security program for your healthcare facility with integrations for security, identity, and more.



Daniel Loo, CPP
Principal Consultant ‐ Safety and Security
Rimkus Consulting Group

Daniel Loo, Principal Consultant in the Rimkus Safety and Security Practice, has more than 15 years of experience involving military and private sector security and strategic functions. He is an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional with experience spanning the retail, restaurant, hotel, and hospitality industries. Mr. Loo understands security requirement analysis, conceptual design, construction documents, security contractor evaluations, field services, and coordination and project management of security projects. He is responsible for providing security evaluations and assessments (both physical and electronic security), security surveys, security master planning, security seminars, and expert legal testimony on security issues involving purported negligent security concerns and alleged criminal foreseeability. Mr. Loo earned an M.S. degree in security studies, intelligence, and analysis from Angelo State University. He also holds a B.A. in political science/international relations and national security studies from the University of Houston.

Scott Cormier
Vice President of Emergency Management
Environment of Care and Safety

Scott Cormier has more than 30 years of experience in emergency preparedness, health and safety, and counterintelligence operations. Prior to joining Medxcel, Scott served as the Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness and Management for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest private healthcare provider in the world. Scott earned a Bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College. He has been published in nearly 20 scholarly journals and holds more than 20 professional certifications, including Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional, Department of Homeland Security Certified Instructor, Weapons of Mass Destruction Instructor, and EMT‐Paramedic Instructor.

Mr. Mohamad Jamal, P.E., MBA, CxA
President and Chief Mechanical Engineer
A.J. Adam Engineering LLC

Mr. Jamal is a professional engineer registered in multiple states who has presented multiple times at NFMT. He has extensive experience in the design of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire safety, and plumbing systems, including new construction and renovations to a vast number of projects. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Loyola University ‐ Maryland. Serving as Chief Mechanical Engineer for A.J. Adam Engineering LLC, Mr. Jamal is responsible for overseeing all design projects, commissioning projects, and engineering activities for the company.

Joshua Brackett
Banner Health

Joshua Brackett, PE, SASHE, CHFM is the system regulatory director of facilities operations at Banner Health. He offers numerous perspectives into health care facilities management, fire protection and life safety, and codes and regulatory compliance due to his diverse background. Starting his career in fire protection design at a national engineering firm, he gained a strong foundation in codes and standards. Josh leveraged this technical expertise to build relationships across the nation at the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) through his work with the Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs Committees. Later transitioning to a fire protection contracting company, he developed regulatory processes and procedures for hospitals across Arkansas and bordering states. As the system special projects manager for support services, he led regulatory compliance, energy management and process improvement at Arkansas’ largest health care organization, Baptist Health. Josh also cofounded Legacy FM, a nationwide company focused on developing education and training programs for facilities management teams that empower the men and women that keep our buildings running. A licensed fire protection engineer with senior status at ASHE (SASHE) and a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), he is ASHE faculty for ASHE’s educational programs and an active member of ASHE’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, Health Care Code & Standards Review Committee of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and several other NFPA committees. He also serves on several projects for the NFPA Research Foundation.

Josh Domingo, AIA
Senior Health Planner  

Josh is a Senior Health Planner and Architect for HDR with experience in projects large and small, as well as domestic and internationally. In Josh's 17‐year career, he has focused on healthcare architecture that creates healing environments for patients, families, and caregivers alike. With a Master of Architecture in Health Planning and Design from Clemson University's Architecture + Health program, he has devoted his practice to health planning, bringing his in‐depth knowledge of the healthcare industry and the broader understanding of architecture together to create world‐class healthcare facilities around the globe.

As a lead planner within his company, Josh utilizes his healthcare knowledge and industry experience to assess current healthcare trends, identify future innovations and design opportunities, help clients navigate their needs, win design competitions and deliver unique planning solutions. He is the 2021 winner of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo George Pressler Under 40 Distinction Award.

Tim Norris
Senior Director of Product Marketing at Brivo

Tim Norris is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Brivo, leading go to market strategy for Brivo's smart security and intelligent automation solutions for enterprise and multifamily industries. Tim has a wealth of expertise in identity and access control spanning across cybersecurity technology, IT risk management and physical security. Additionally, Tim has over fifteen years of experience bringing products to market that go beyond hype, but solve real‐world challenges at leading organizations such as RSA Security, Verisign, Rosetta Stone and Gannett/USA TODAY.


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