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Monday, September 18, 2017  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Building Healing Environments: A Clinical and Operational Town Hall Discussion on Construction Cross Contamination Risks and the Impact on the Patient Population

Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez
Hospital CEO, Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Marlene Linders, RN MS AIA
Executive Director for The Linders Health Institute, President and CEO Philders Group Intl Inc
John Wilson, AIA, CHFM, SASHE
Director Planning, Design and Construction, Parkland Health and Hospital System

The purpose of this session is to address the serious issue of Infection Control Risk Assessment as it pertains to the professional working in the healthcare environment. Attendees will learn about the various high risk quadrants in the hospital setting, vulnerable patient populations, and employee exposure risks during real work time in construction. After the presentation, the audience will be encouraged to participate, share, ask opinions of the SME (subject matter expert) panelists about their projects, experiences on projects, risk assessments, best practices and any area of concern.




1.  Learn how the modified Joint Commission inspections and NFPA Code updates are affecting compliance.
2.  Understand the importance of integrating operational, clinical and project development teams for overall facility construction safety.
3.  Case study example illustrating the importance of communication and construction sequencing.
4.  Eliminate information silos and foster team engagement.  Who should participate in the Environment of Care discussions?