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CICHE Annual Conference

  • Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria At Grand Prairie 7601 N Orange Prairie Rd Peoria, IL 61615 (map)

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)

Earlier Event: September 19
2018 CICHE Golf Outing
Later Event: March 11
CI-ASHRAE - CICHE Spring Seminar