Pre-Conference | September 4 | 8:30 AM
How to Stay Survey-Ready for your Life Safety Program
Pete Plessas, Environmental Risk Consultant, Sutter Health
The time is now to implement a successful Fire/Life Safety Program to ensure continuous compliance. This is frequently one of the most difficult areas for ASCs to stay on top of and remain compliant. This session will cover what you need to know in the 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code that is required for an ASC and how to comply with CMS’s Conditions for Coverage for the Physical Environment. In addition, it will focus on the responsibilities of the ASC Life Safety Officer and provide helpful tools to assist with monitoring compliance.
General Conference - Kick-off | September 4 | 3:00 PM
ASCs in a VUCA World
VUCA is a concept that originated with students at the U.S. Army War College to describe the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of the world after the Cold War. These terms are prevalent in health care as we move towards the future. ASCs and their leadership team will need to be agile to meet the changing
demands. This panel of industry leaders from different aspects of ASC healthcare delivery will discuss the vision they forecast, setting the stage as we learn and move forward with new tools and concepts to prepare to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
Building on the panel’s discussion General George W. Casey will lead us into a thought-provoking discussion on a tactical approach to VUCA challenges. General Casey is one of the most accomplished soldiers in U.S. history and an authority on strategic leadership. He is widely credited with restoring balance to the war-weary U.S. Army and leading the transformation necessary to ensure the Army remained relevant in current conflicts. Known for his vision, candor, integrity and humor, General Casey's story is one of personal courage and commitment to excellence.