CICHE Annual Conference
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CICHE Annual Conference

  • Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria At Grand Prairie (map)
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Our annual conference will be held on December 13, 2018 at a NEW location this year: Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie, 7601 N Orange Prairie Road, Peoria, IL 61615.  Please see agenda below for more information on our exciting speaker line up!  As always, this event is completely FREE to all CICHE members! So don't hesitate to register for this great learning opportunity.  If you are interested in attending please RSVP to 

Conference Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 AM – Vendor booth set up

9:00 – 9:30 AM Networking & Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 AM Welcome: Michael Gorham, CICHE President

9:45 – 10:45 AM Presentation: IDPH Process and Policy (Dennis Schmitt)

This session will provide a detailed description of the IDPH process and how it is used for healthcare facilities.  They will also discuss updates and required policies that impact inspections and projects.

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break & Networking

11:00 – 11:15 AM Vendor Presentation: Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program

11:15 – 11:30 AM Vendor Presentation: BSA LifeStructures

11:30 – 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30 – 12:45 PM CICHE Business & Scholarship Presentation

12:45 – 1:45 PM Presentation (Regulatory): 2012 NFPA 99: New Risk Based Approach (Jonathan Flannery)

The 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code has a very new and unique method of application. NFPA 99 may be the first truly risk based code used in healthcare facilities. We are very used to prescriptive codes that dictate requirements that are applied to design and operational requirements. The new Health Care Facilities Code will give ultimate flexibility to facilities as the establish an appropriate level of requirements directly related to the risk to the patients, staff and visitors.  Jonathan will review the methodology behind the monumental change and preview tools provided for ASHE members to make appropriate risk assessments using the new Code.

1:45 – 2:00 PM Vendor Presentation: KONE

2:00 – 2:15 Break & Networking

2:15 – 2:30 PM Vendor Presentation: Trane

2:30 – 3:30 Presentation (Life Safety): Confused About Testing and Compliance Requirements? (Wayne Klingelsmith)

Wayne will present on a wide array of topics to help clear confusion with regards to testing and compliance requirements. He will touch on the TJC Environment of Care / Life Safety Checklist, as well as Life Safety drawing requirements and ISLM (ALSM) assessment and measure specifics. Fire response plan, fire drill documentation, and fire alarm / fire suppression system testing will all be discussed. From medical gas and vacuum systems to Legionella and GFCI testing, he will be sure to provide plenty of useful knowledge!

3:30 – 5:00 Happy Hour at Suite Fire Bar & Grille (located in the lobby of the Holiday Inn & Suites)

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2018 CICHE Golf Outing
11:00 AM11:00

2018 CICHE Golf Outing

The Central Illinois Chapter of Healthcare Engineering (CICHE) will hold our annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 19th at WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria, Illinois. The registration form below provides further details. All proceeds from this outing will benefit the CICHE Scholarship that will be awarded to an aspiring Central Illinois Healthcare operations/maintenance, planning, design, and/or construction professional at the annual meeting.


This year’s outing will certainly be first-class and is taking place at one of the finest courses in Illinois. Lunch and dinner will be provided with the entry fee as well as unlimited range balls, prizes, and much more. If you would like to attend we would encourage you to submit your entry form with payment early as this event has limited availability and is sure to fill up quick. If you are a vendor we value your partnership very much and would appreciate your contribution toward any of the various sponsorships offered.  


If your organization is planning on attending and/or providing a sponsorship simply send an email to to reserve your foursome/sponsorship and submit the registration form with payment no later than Wednesday, September 12th


Checks can be sent to the address shown below, or you can pay online through our website by clicking on "Store" in the navigation banner. 


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Lunch & Learn
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch & Learn

  • OSF Healthcare – Franciscan Prairie (map)
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The event will be held in the Kingfisher Conference Room on the first floor of the OSF Grand Prairie Building. (Located at: 5901 W War Memorial Drive in Peoria, IL)


11-12pm - Presentation from IMEG Corp:

  1. Introductions
  2. Video of Workplace Violence
  3. Workplace Violence
  4. Why Violence Occurs
  5. Prevention of Workplace Violence
  6. Physical Security System Design Options
  7. Questions & Answers

12-1pm - Lunch Provided

We ask that you kindly RSVP to by 7/20/18 if you plan on attending this event. We hope to see you there!

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6:30 PM18:30

2018 Annual ASHE Conference Meet-Up

Calling all ASHE Annual Conference goers!  CICHE will be hosting a dinner at 6:30pm on Monday, July 16 at the Cheesecake Factory, located at 700 Pike St., Seattle WA. It is across the street from the Washington State Convention Center where the conference is being held.  Please RSVP no later than 7/13 to  Spots are limited so let us know early!

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2018 CICHE Summer Social Event
5:30 PM17:30

2018 CICHE Summer Social Event

Please plan to join us on July 12th at 5:30pm for our 2018 Summer Social Event at Destihl Brewery. This event is free to all CICHE members and is a great opportunity to network and enjoy the company of fellow CICHE members in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be a 45-minute private guided tour plus beer tastings and a souvenir glass (a little over 60 minutes total). 

Note: you MUST wear closed toe shoes if you are planning to attend this event. You will not be admitted on the tour if you fail to comply.

Please RSVP to by 7/6/18 if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

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11:00 AM11:00

Spring Seminar

  • Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center (map)
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The Central Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (CIASHRAE) is hosting the spring seminar on Monday, March 12th at the Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center at 1801 Eastland Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704. 


  • 11:00-11:30 Registration
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:45 "Feeling the Pressure" by Don Burroughs
  • 2:00-3:00 "UV Lights and AHU Cleanliness" by David Skelton
  • 3:15-4:00 "Bi-polar" Cold Temperature Ionization for Air Cleaning" by Jeff Jarvis

CIASHRAE has arranged for this event to be FREE for all CICHE members. Please RSVP via email to Tami Wright at by March 5th. 

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