Environment of Care & Life Safety Basics Panel - DFW
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When: Thursday, December 19, 2019
12:00 PM
Where: Scottish Rite Hospital - Woodlawn Room
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, Texas  75219
United States
Contact: 512-220-4291

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Please note: This event is limited to Facility Managers and those actively employed by hospitals - no Industry professionals will be admitted.


Join your Dallas colleagues and learn the Environment of Care & Life Safety basics of a Joint Commission survey from a diverse panel of industry experts. The panel will discuss regulatory compliance in healthcare facilities, operational / implementation structure, recent survey successes and opportunities for improvement, and upcoming Joint Commission trends and hot topics. Participate in an interactive discussion about the unique opportunities and problems that facilities professionals face in a Joint Commission survey.


Melissa Kyle, CHFM, CHC, CHSP, CHEP is the Director of Environment of Care and Life Safety for John Peter Smith Hospital. Melissa has ten years of experience within healthcare Safety and Engineering with a focus on Life Safety and Environment of Care. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and currently working on her Masters with Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She is also a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Michael W. Rader is the Fire Marshal for Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University School of Fire Protection. He’s an NFPA - Certified Fire Protection Specialist and holds multiple master level certifications from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Michael has 30 years of fire protection experience with 10 years of healthcare life safety chapter management experience.

Taylor Vaughn, CHFM, is a Facility Manager at Children’s Health with extensive Joint Commission Environment of Care knowledge and experience

Michael Wood, CHFM, CHSP, CHEP. As the Director of Facilities Support Services for Parkland Health & Hospital System, my overall responsible is for Engineering Service, Clinical Engineering, Sustainability, Environment of Care, and Regulatory Life Safety Compliance. In this role, I have direct operational and regulatory oversight of 5.1 million square feet of healthcare occupied space including the acute care hospital and several outpatient facilities throughout Dallas County

Gregory David, CHFM, is the Director of Engineering at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. In this role he is responsible for operation, maintenance, and capital improvement of all infrastructure & life safety systems. He is also responsible for all aspects of Regulatory Life Safety & Environment of Care that pertain to these systems. Greg is a retired Engineering Officer (CPT) with 20 years of service in the US Navy and Texas Army National Guard. Greg has 25 years of combined experience in military and civilian Facilities Operations, the last six of which have been in Healthcare. He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College, and an MBA from Dallas Baptist University.

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