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Thu, Apr 27, 2023, 12:00 PM – Thu, Apr 27, 2023, 01:00 PM


Lunch and Learn

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Healthcare facility compliance and maintenance funding are challenging as administrators often prefer investing funds in new medical equipment, aesthetic upgrades, and patient experience. Most facility leaders experience fire, and life safety compliance funding challenges as passive fire protection features are often unseen and expensive to maintain. To make matters worse, fire barriers, doors, and dampers are consistently on the top 10 list of healthcare deficiencies annually. This session will discuss how best to interact with the C-Suite/administration, key discussion metrics, and proven strategies to achieve funding to maintain a safe and compliant facility. This session will feature guest executive VPs of Facilities, Safety & Compliance from two Health Systems.

Learning Objectives:

From this session, you should be able to understand and identify the following:

  • Critical factors for budget and capital decisions with administration or the "C-Suite."
  • Fire & Life Safety critical budget discussion items: Risk, Year Over Year Savings / Return on Investment, Total Cost of Compliance, etc.
  • Best practice metrics and reporting for each key factor

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Please Note: This is a Lunch & Learn program and is not eligible for CEUs.

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Kym Orange
Sr. Manager Healthcare Strategy and Offers

Kym Orange is an accomplished healthcare strategist with experience in segment research, strategic planning, employee development, sales & marketing, and business management. His current responsibility and focus since 2011 include creating unique healthcare value through insight-driven solutions and ensuring the delivery of positive customer experiences through various Grainger business channels.

Tommie Downs
Vice President of Operations & Chief Advisor
Remedi8 - A Grainger Services Partner

Tommie joined what is now, Remedi8 in 2018 as the Vice President of Operations for Life Safety Compliance division. In 2019, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations for Remedi8 and is now an Executive Vice President and Chief Advisor to the CEO. He brings 15+ years of experience as an industry executive in Healthcare Facility Management. He offers strategic vision and creates leading-edge customer support solutions while always focusing on cost-savings, driving profitability, and increasing market share.