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New Legionella Requirements for Healthcare Facilities– Updates for 2022

About this event

Deciphering the on-going requirements of managing your Legionella Water Management Plan (WMP) can be confusing for healthcare facility management and personnel. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) memorandum from 2018 retracted initial guidance on Legionella, leading to more confusion, and 2021 was a big year for updates in regulations, standards, and guidelines. Join panelists from the ASHRAE 188 committee and ASSE 12080-certified water treaters as well as experts in Legionella testing and healthcare facility leaders to learn about these updates and how they will impact healthcare facilities in 2022.

Topics covered:

  • Current guidance from CMS regarding water management policies and procedures to reduce the risk and growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems.
  • Updated Environment of Care Standard 02.05.02 from the Joint Commission, in effect January 1st, 2022 regarding WMP’s. This includes additional required documentation for Joint Commission and CMS audits on certified and accredited healthcare facilities.
  • Updated CDC guidance on environmental Legionella sampling and testing.
  • State regulations in effect concerning Legionella testing. Overview of Standards and Guidelines ASHRAE 188-2021, ASHRAE 12-2020, CTI GDL 159 (2020).
  • Industry best practices for: WMP management, Legionella testing, remediation, and secondary disinfection technologies.

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    Benjamin Frieders Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist @ ChemREADY

    Benjamin Frieders is a certified Legionella Water Safety and Management specialist at ChemREADY. He started his water treatment career in the US Navy in 2006. During his time in the Navy, he did four deployments on two different fast-attack submarines as a nuclear Reactor Laboratory Leading Chief Petty Officer and served at a submarine training command as a Master Training Specialist. In 2019, he finished his naval service and entered the industrial water treatment space, focusing on water-borne pathogens, water hygiene, and traditional water treatment chemistry. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his long-term girlfriend Katelyn and her son Silas.

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    Ron Gribik VP Operations @ CWM Environmental

    Ron Gribik, VP Operations of CWM Environmental Cleveland, has over 10 years of experience in water/soil analysis and over 30 years of experience in the skilled nursing facility industry. He developed the water management services that CWM and its sister company, Armstrong Nutrition, offer to skilled and acute care facilities. These services include onsite risk assessments, water management plan creation, flow diagrams, and analysis performed by his NELAP Legionella accredited lab in Cleveland.

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    Rick Albert Director of Engineering and Plant Operations @ MaineGeneral Medical Center

    Rick Albert is Director of Engineering and Plant Operations for MaineGeneral Medical Center. Rick areas of responsibility are Plant Operations and Facilities, Real-Estate Management and Construction Management for over 1.6 million square feet and 30+ MGMC sites, owned and leased, in the Central Maine area. Rick joined MGMC in 2005 as a Construction Manager and became Director of Engineering and Plant Operations in 2008. Prior to joining MaineGeneral, Rick worked for Bath Iron Works Corporation (a General Dynamics Company) for over 26 years in Design, Engineering, Project Management and Program Management. Rick is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, the New England Healthcare Engineers Society and the Maine Healthcare Engineers Society.

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    Jeff Bates Marketing Manager @ IDEXX Water

    Jeff Bates is the Marketing Manager for IDEXX Water’s Building Water Testing Solutions. He focuses on the public health challenges associated with premise plumbing systems. Jeff has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

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    Patsy Root Senior Manager, Regulatory @ IDEXX Water

    I have over 15 years’ experience in water microbiology, water-related regulations, and environmental laboratory accreditation. I am focused on developing sensible laws, regulations, and guidance to protect public health and ensure safe water.

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    Parker Lacy VP Facilities Maintenance @ Trilogy Health Services

    Lacy is vice president of facilities maintenance at Trilogy Health Services, owner and operator of over 110 senior living communities throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Prior to Trilogy, he had experience in an array of sectors, from hospitality sustainability and building management, to civil construction, petrochemical engineering, and in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Construction Management and Southern Methodist University Master of Business Administration programs, he also holds PMP certification and Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

IDEXX

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is an American multinational corporation engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of products and services for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, water testing, and dairy markets.