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Lunch Meeting: Details of a Risk Management Program - Healthcare Water Systems

  • 07 Mar 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lenny Boy Brewing - 3000 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28217
  • 12


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Details of a Risk Management Program - Healthcare Water Systems


By: Heather Platt

Presentation Summary:

Hospitals are increasingly in need of water risk management planning to reduce and eliminate the possibility of waterborne illness. ASHRAE recently published the new standard ASHRAE 188-2021 and 514-2023 to establish minimum requirements for building water systems. To assist hospitals in complying with the new standard, ASHE has published a monograph that provides detailed guidance on the development and implementation of a water management program. This session offers a review of the newly published ASHE water management monograph.

·         Understand the importance of a water management program

·         Develop a water management program to protect patients, visitors, and staff from waterborne pathogens

·         Meet the water system requirements of CMS Condition of Participation, TJC Environment of Care, and ASHRAE Standard 188

Speaker Bio:

Heather Platt Gulledge has spent the past 25 years helping buildings operate (and perform) better, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing ease of use for the facility staff.  She has spent the majority of her career in the healthcare sector.

Heather earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Buffalo and her M.B.A. at Medaille College.  She has worked as a contractor, design engineer, and through the owner ranks to an Associate Director of Engineering and Maintenance in Buffalo, NY; where she cultivated her passion for building operations.  Heather is a licensed professional engineer in several states.  She is certified with ASHE Certified Healthcare Constructor, ASHE Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker, FEMA IS-100.HC, and FEMA IS-200.HCa.

Heather is an active 23-year member of ASHRAE, participating in Standards and Code development through various subcommittees.  Heather currently serves on ASHRAE’s Technology Council, Standard 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities, Standard 514p Minimizing Risk of Disease and Injury Associated with Building Water Systems, and Standard 188 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.  She is also a member of NSPE, ASHE, FGI, and NCHEA.

Heather is a contributing author for various publications with ASHRAE and ASHE, including HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, Second Edition, (ASHRAE), Water Management in Healthcare Facilities: Complying with ASHRAE Standard 188, (ASHE).  She also speaks regularly at industry events, domestically and abroad.

Meeting Schedule

11:30 - Registration/Network

Noon - Lunch and Presentation

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