Brandon Andress ECRI
Robert Maliff, ECRI
John Berino, UVMMC
Dave Cunningham, North Country Hospital
Ray Forsell, UVM TSP
Leah Francoeur, UVMMC
Sarah Greer, UVMMC
Erik Lahr, UVMMC
Jim Lehneman, UVMMC
Doug Szegda, Air and Water Technology
Joe Voci, UVMMC
Fred Lafratta, Air & Water Tech
Kylie Vitti, E4H
John Wilkinson, UVMMC
The meeting was called to order at 9:30AM with introductions.
Robert Maliff from ECRI discussed UV room disinfection with both advantages and limitations reviewed. A part of the discussion included comparison with H2O2 disinfection.
Brandon from ECRI discussed acuity adaptable rooms. This was complemented by Kylie Vitti from E4H Architecture.
Dan Szegda and Fred LaFratta led a roundtable discussion on UV light disinfection within air handling units. This final discussion reinforced concepts presented by Rob Maliff with regard to specifics required to effectively apply UV disinfection.
Rob Prohaska gave the following as the Treasurer’s Report:
The VHES account has a balance of $17,521.91 as of November 1, 2018
Included in this is a NEHES deposit of $315 and two additional dues deposits totaling $30.
Ray commented on the successful Fall Conference in Falmouth, MA. This provided excellent educational offerings in a fine venue.
At the fall conference annual meeting, a special classification of membership for Membership of those between jobs was eliminated.
Based upon the high fund balance a discussion occurred on how to give back to members. We are considering options to offer scholarships or other viable benefits to give back to the profession and membership, reduce the fund balance and show value as a society. Further discussions are to occur at future meetings.
- 2019 VHES Meeting Locations & Topics
Date Subject Location
11/9/2018 Acuity Adaptable Room design CVMC
UV tech in Room Disinfection
1/25/2019 CMS/TJC survey & Compliance
3/8/2019 New Building Tour @ UVMC UVMC
Joint Meeting with ASHRAE
5/10/2019 Meeting with Efficiency VT Rutland Medical Center
(Subject matter TBD).
8/16/2019 Twin State(Topics TBD) Dartmouth Hitchcock
9/13/2019 VHES Annual Meeting CVMC The meeting Adjourned at 1:00 PM Submitted by ~ Rob Prohaska