Infection Prevention for Healthcare Facilities in the Planning, Design & Construction Phases Symposium Recap

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-2-25-20-pmThanks to everyone who joined us for Infection Prevention for Healthcare Facilities in the Planning, Design & Construction Phases Symposium. Special thanks to our partners in producing and hosting this event (see a special offer below)!

Produced by
Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE)

Hosted by
ASHE Region 5

Location and Date/Time
Riley Outpatient Center, Indianapolis, IN
September 13, 2016
8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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This event included lunch and was free to Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE) members, $350 for non-member healthcare facility staff, and $350 for non-member suppliers. Note that ISHE membership is a fraction of these costs: just $50 for healthcare facility engineers/employees and $200 for associate/supplier members (includes up to 3 individuals per associate member company). If you are not yet an ISHE member, we recommend that you first join ISHE first at and get all of the benefits of membership.


ishe-infection-prevention-photo1ishe-infection-prevention-photo2Thanks to our sponsors! See a special offer from HEPACART below.

Hello from HEPACART,

It was our pleasure to attend and sponsor the Infection Prevention for Healthcare Facilities in the Planning, Design and Construction Phases Symposium on September 13 at the Riley Outpatient Center. I hope you found are presentation and demonstration helpful in some way and we appreciate the opportunity to share our HEPACART product line with you. If you have questions about our products or need more information, you can contact us at, phone us at 913-789-9590, or visit our website at

As a way to add value to our visit and say thank you for attending, we are offering the following incentive to those who attended (facilities and contractor) the Infection Prevention Seminar sponsored by ISHE and hosted by ASHE Region 6. This promotion will expire on October 31, 2016.

  • Save $1,500on the Dual Access HEPACART – same unit that was on display at the conference (either one-person (DAHC55U-H or two-person (DAHC74U-H)
  • Save $1,000on any Premier Model HEPACART Ceiling Access Cart.
  • Save $ 750on any Pro Model HEPACART Ceiling Access Cart.
  • Save $ 500on any Standard Model HEPACART Ceiling Access Cart.

And / Or

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You can download the catalog we shared at the show here: 2016 HEPACART Catalog and
download the “Art” of Containment checklist here: Art” of Containment Checklist.

Please let us know how we can help with your next remodeling, renovation or maintenance project.
Thanks again for attending our presentation.


Mark Farnsworth

Vice President and General Manager

Lenexa, KS 66215

P: 913-789-9590

F: 913-273-0485

Event Summary:

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE), HepaCart, and Viega welcome you to a comprehensive and informative symposium for architect, engineering and healthcare professionals.

Proactively prevent the future risk of hospital acquired infections and illness and potential liability and litigation due to exposure to waterborne pathogens in our healthcare facilities during the most critical intervention: the planning, design and construction phases. Legionella is considered the new asbestos with lawyers across the US specializing in this field.

This course is designed for professionals directly involved in the planning, design, and construction of new health care facilities and projects. This program identifies the preventive measures, materials, and methods that every project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, and facilities manager contractor should assess and implement for a successful project.

While working in a health care environment, we all need to understand our unique role and be prepared to implement processes to protect patients, staff, and visitors from hospital-acquired infections and illness due to waterborne pathogens exposure. There are early measures that can be incorporated during the planning, design and construction phases that will have the largest impact on future infection risk reduction.

This program examines best practices in the design and construction of healthcare facilities.

Intended Audience

  • Contractors working in healthcare environments
  • Architects and Engineers designing healthcare facilities and projects
  • Healthcare engineers
  • Construction project managers
  • Infection prevention professionals

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the importance of conducting an infection control risk assessment (ICRA) prior to design.
  • Identify Design and Construction issues that contribute to Hospital Acquired Infections for every project.
  • Learn what Containment Tools are available and see a Demonstration of their use.
  • List the different components of a water system that contribute to waterborne pathogens.
  • Describe best practices for design and construction of water systems.
  • Explain the intent of the various preconstruction and construction compliance standards.

AGENDA – Casual Dress

Time  Speaker
8:00 am

8:30 am

Welcome Matt Royal, President ISHE
8:30 am

9:00 am

The Built Environment – Our first line of Defense Todd Baxter, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
9:00 am

10:30 am

Legionella overview – History, Incidence and illness Tim Keane
10:30 am

11:00 am

11:00 am

11:30 pm

Compliance, Design & Commissioning Tim Keane
11:30 am

12:30 pm

LUNCH  (provided)
12:30 pm

1:30 pm

Containment Tools, Availability & Use HEPACART
1:30 pm

3:00 pm

Construction management and Infection Control Andrew Streifel
3:00 pm

3:30 pm

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

Water Damage and Mold Management Andrew Streifel


Symposium Presenter Bios & Contacts

Todd Baxter – Infection Prevention Regulatory Maintenance Specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

With a unique combination of Master of Architecture and a wealth of hands on technical experience, Todd provides both theoretical and practical assessment and analysis of the built environment to identify infection control risks related to opportunistic environmental pathogens. Primary areas of focus are: design, construction, building envelope systems, maintenance, air quality, water quality and the quality of the physical environment with focus on surveillance, prevention and mitigation. Serves as a key member of CCHMC’s Ebola and Emerging Pathogen preparedness response team wherein the built environment serves as a primary measure for infection prevention. Consulting work includes numerous building investigations to identify design/construction failures and the resolution of air and water quality issues. Project management experience includes Fetal Care Center, Sterile Processing, Seacrest Studio, Radiology and numerous infrastructure improvements adjacent occupied clinical space.

Todd A. Baxter M.Arch.
Regulatory Maintenance Specialist
Infection Prevention
Cincinnati Children’s
3333 Burnet Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota

Andrew J. Streifel is a Hospital Environment Specialist with the Department of Environmental Health & Safety at the University of Minnesota. He is a registered Environmental Health Specialist in Minnesota. He is currently serving on the Maintenance Committee for the SSPC 170: ASHRAE Standard for Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

Mr. Streifel is also serving on the revision committee for the 2010 edition of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. He has served on this committee since 1994 and has participated in the development of the 1996, 2001, and 2006 & 2010 editions.

Mr. Streifel has served on the Special Project committee that authored the HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics. He was an author on ASHRAE published articles on Ventilation for the Protection of Immune Compromised Patients-1988, Construction Impact on Indoor Air Quality-1995 and Air Leakage Analysis of Special Ventilation Hospital Rooms-2008. Mr. Streifel has assisted the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology & School of Public Health as technical advisor on filtration, patient room airflow studies and particle management projects. He also serves on the National Air Duct Cleaners Association Standards Committee. In addition, he is an author in over 50 articles, published in the academic and professional journals, related to ventilation and water quality in health care. Mr. Streifel was invited to join the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and has been an invited speaker to four SHEA annual meetings.

Andrew Streifel, Hospital Environment Specialist
University of Minnesota Hospital Environment Specialist
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
University of Minnesota

Tim Keane, Legionella Risk Management, Inc.

Tim Keane is a consulting engineer with Legionella Risk Management and is a nationally recognized expert on methods to control and minimize the risk of Legionella in building water systems.

Tim has 39 years’ of field engineering experience including; new construction project engineering, facility engineering, water treatment consulting and the last 15 years’ focused on building water system design, operation and maintenance for waterborne pathogen mitigation and control. A member of the ASHRAE 188 committee since 2005.

Legionella experience includes; 1) leading engineering investigations into building specific outbreaks, product specific outbreak investigations, a community wide outbreak, product field trails for Legionella control of plumbing components and biocides, 2) providing engineering assessments and when needed cost effective design modifications to building water systems to resolve Legionella risks, 3) presented training seminars across the country on plumbing system design and operation to minimize potential for waterborne pathogens 4) design review and commissioning for healthcare 5) author (coauthor) of papers, a book, monograph guidelines on waterborne pathogens 6) voting committee member of ASHRAE standard 188 and 5) expert witness in Legionnaires’ disease litigations including spas, cooling towers, potable water and fountains.

Tim Keane, Consultant
Legionella Risk Management, Inc.
Effective Engineering Solutions to Engineering System Pathogens
31 Marian Cir
Chalfont, PA 18914
(215) 262 5133 cell phone
(775) 542 4560 fax


This event includes lunch and is free to Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE) members, $350 for non-member healthcare facility staff, and $350 for non-member suppliers. Note that ISHE membership is a fraction of these costs: just $50 for healthcare facility engineers/employees and $200 for associate/supplier members (includes up to 3 individuals per associate member company). If you are not yet an ISHE member, we recommend that you first join ISHE first at and get all of the benefits of membership, including free registration for this event!

Location: Ruth Lilly Learning Center At Riley Hospital For Children
Parking Garage: 575 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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