September 27-29, 2017

As healthcare facilities managers, architects, engineers, and suppliers, it’s our responsibility to build and maintain safe, energy-efficient, and above all, healthy buildings. 

Join us for our 2017 Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa to promote healthy patient outcomes. 

2017 Speakers and Schedule


Presentation descriptions and speaker bios will be coming soon.

Tuesday - September 26th  
Time Topic Location
6:00 PM MISHE Board Meeting Club Room
Wednesday - September 27th  
Time Topic Location

Registration @ 9 AM, Golf @ 10 AM

"On Par With Your Peers Golf Outing"
 --Sponsors: Serv Pro and Soleran

Register for the outing here.  For more information please contact
The Wolverine

Additional Activities Available. 
*If interested in a salmon fishing outing, contact Dave Roberts @ Honeywell. Here's a link with more details.
Fish Outing Sponsor: Honeywell

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Kick Off Reception  Pavilion
Thursday - September 28th  
Time Topic Location
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
Silver Sponsors: Belfor USA and Elzinga Volkers
Governors A & B

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Introduction, by Edward Belanger, MiSHE President

Governors A & B

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Dr. Francis McGeorge, Henry Ford Health Systems
Platinum Sponsor: Facility Health Inc.

Governors A & B

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Break + Vendor Show Expo

Governors CDEF

11:10 AM - Noon


Plenary Session
Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC
CEO Facility Guidelines Institute

Session Underwritten by: STI

Governors A & B


Noon -
1:30 PM
Lunch + Vendor Show Expo Governors CDEF

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Breakout I:

"Developing a Comprehensive Critical Environments Containment, Contamination, Compliance Strategy" -- Bill Middleton, CEM SMA, CEPro Inc.

"Using Survey Findings to Predict Failures during Real Incidents and Disasters" -- Melissa Jackson, Henry Ford Health Systems

"Maintaining and Restoring the Structural Integrity of Foundations" -- Jacob Pleune, Ayers Basement Systems

Tower B

Tower C

Tower A

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Break + Vendor Show Expo 
Silver Sponsors: Eaton and Hilti

Governors CDEF

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Breakout II:

"High Consequence Spaces in Healthcare Ventilation" -- Don MacDonald, Quality Air Service, Inc

"The Code Breakers - How to Move from Regulation Chasing to Compliant Experience" -- Jim Feltch & Eric Kella, Compliance One, Lorissa MacAllister, Enviah-Environments for Health

"NFPA 99-2012 - Healthcare Facilities Code: Embracing Changes in the Healthcare Market" -- Bob Kokovich, Leviton

Tower B

Tower C


Tower A

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Breakout III:

"The Rising Costs of Water and Stategies to Reduce your Water Usage" -- Joseph Hamm, Eldon Water, Inc

"WTF Means Weather-Tight Facades" -- Eric A Murrell, SME-USA

"CMS Final Rule on Fire Safety Requirements" -- Rob Mathis, John E Green

Tower B

Tower C

Tower A
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Regional Chapter Meeting TBD

6:45 PM - 9:30 PM

MiSHE Dinner and Entertainment

Platinum Sponsor: Future Energy Group
Gold Entertainment Sponsor: Michigan CAT

Governors B  


Friday- September 29th  
Time Topic Location
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast Governors A & B
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM MiSHE Annual Meeting & ASHE Update Governors A & B
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Special Sustainability Session - Cheri Holman, US Green Building Council - West Michigan Governors A & B
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break  
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Fire Marshall Report
Governors A & B

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Regulatory Roundtable
Governors A & B