Meeting Minutes March 8th 2019


Jason Butler, Fitzmeyer & Tocci
Bill Brothers, E4H
Dave Cunningham, North Country Hospital
Charley DiCharo, ASCO Power Services
Ray Forsell, UVM TSP
Sarah Greer, UVMMC
Dawn LaBaron, UVMMC
Erik Lahr, UVMMC
Jim Lehneman, UVMMC
Maria Marra, UVMMC
Seth Mitchell UVMMC
Devin Porter, ATC Group Services
Rick Stehmeyer, CX Associates
Jim Smith, Springfield Medical Systems
Tom Tulifani, UVMMC
Joe Voci, UVMMC
John Wilkinson, UVMMC
Elizabeth Wilkins, Hallam ICS

Meeting started: On-time at 9:15am
Opening remarks and welcome were made by Dawn LeBaron, VP Hospital Services.
Dawn stressed the importance of being a VHES member and making connections with
people throughout the industry. Open communications and cooperation ensure we all
benefit from these connections.

Dawn also talked about the Miller Building in general and stated that the goal was to have
patients feel it was not built for them, but with them. Patient and Family oriented care
was paramount for the design of the Miller Building.
Raffle: VHES President, Ray Forsell held a drawing for the $200 Training raffle. It was
awarded to Maria Marra of EH&S at UVMMC.
VHES Business Meeting:
There was no Treasurer’s Report DUE TO Rob Prohaska not being present.
Presidents Report: Ray Forsell first welcomed all the new attendees. Ray then reported he
had attended the monthly NEHES board meetings and discussed the upcoming events;

  • NEHES Spring Conference, March 29th in Danvers, MA
  • Twin State Meeting (VT & NH) Training at Dartmouth, August 16th, 2019
  • NEHES Fall Conference, September 22st, 2019 in Groton CT
  • Described the CHFM and CHC credentials and the possibility of training at this

Miller Building “Sneak Peek” was led by Erik Lahr, UVMMC Project Manager.
Erik showed a couple of short introductory videos about the Miller Building and then the tour
started in the new distribution hallway that connects the receiving dock and several
existing building to the Miller Building. This hallway allows deliveries to be brought
straight to the freight elevator with minimal impact to patients and family. The tour
then went on to the first patient floor, level 3 and proceeded up to the Penthouse.
The meeting was adjourned after the tour was completed and Lunch was served;

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

Concerns             CVMC
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  

Submitted by ~ Jim Lehneman/Rob Prohaska