PRESS RELEASE: Hospital Safety Symposium: May 3-4, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV

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Phone: (800) 650-6787

MARBLEHEAD, MA USA -- PATIENT SAFETY UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- DECEMBER 21, 2006: Safety officers have asked us many times for an in-depth conference to learn about key Joint Commission changes for 2007, as well as other regulatory updates. And now, the opportunity has arrived.

On May 3 and 4, 2007, HCPro, Inc. and its esteemed faculty will present the Hospital Safety Symposium in Las Vegas, NV, brought to you by Briefings on Hospital Safety, our flagship newsletter that for 15 years, has provided safety officers with the latest news and compliance tips about the environment of care. Our Hospital Safety Symposium will also delve into new regulatory changes and best practices that participants can bring back to their facility.

In a day-and-a-half, safety officers will learn about the Joint Commission's electronic Statement of Conditions, emergency management changes, the growing focus of EPA inspections at healthcare facilities, and OSHA compliance, among other challenging issues. Featuring a keynote speech and panel discussion with Dean Samet, the JCAHO's former associate director and senior engineer and surveyor-this is an event not to be missed.


Attend this seminar and learn the latest safety best practices and regulatory changes. Go to or call 800/650-6787 and mention Source Code ET53541A.

  • Joint Commission Updates for 2007 presented by Dean Samet
  • Emergency management in 2007
  • Panel discussion with the speakers
  • EPA hot spots
  • Why Joint Commission standard EC.1.10 is so important these days (risk assessments, multiple violations being grouped under EC.1.10; how infection control and safety intermingle)
  • Top 10 ways to comply with OSHA
  • SOC challenges and strategies
  • Throughout the day there will be opportunities to view the exhibit hall

Dean H. Samet, CHSP, Director of Regulatory Compliance Services for Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., is responsible for heading up and coordinating efforts of SSR's Compliance & Facility Management consulting team. He brings 30 years of combined construction management, safety, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations experience. Prior to joining SSR, Dean served with the JCAHO for 17 years and was their Associate Director & Senior Engineer and a Certified Joint Commission Surveyor. His responsibilities included developing, interpreting, and surveying for the JCAHO Environment of Care Standards. Dean was a JCAHO/JCR faculty member, speaker, and surveyor trainer. He was also the Joint Commission's chief liaison to the NFPA, ASHE, AIA, DOD, VA, IHS, and CMS for EC issues. He has co-authored the Environment of Care Essentials, Engineering Handbook, and EC News. Dean also has national and international construction management experience, primarily with hospitals. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree from Southern Illinois University and is a Master of Health Services Administration candidate with St. Joseph's College. Dean is also a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional.

Steven MacArthur, a consultant for The Greeley Company. He brings over 25 years of healthcare management and consulting to his work with hospitals, physician offices, and ambulatory care facilities across the country. Mr. MacArthur applies his management and safety experiences to help healthcare providers develop common sense solutions to their unique problems. He provides consultation in the areas of accreditation, regulatory compliance, on-site safety assessment and education programs, survey preparation for safety leaders, and the development of comprehensive programs related to the environment of care. Mr. MacArthur is the author of Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: Hospital Readiness for Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Disasters, Safety Mail: JCAHO Survey Readiness Tool, Interim Life Safety Measures Made Easy, and a safety manual for physician office and ambulatory surgery care environments. Mr. Mac Arthur is also a contributing editor for the HCPro, Inc. newsletter Briefings on Hospital Safety. Prior to joining The Greeley Company, Mr. MacArthur was the administrative and fiscal manager of safety and security services at Brockton Hospital with responsibility for compliance with JCAHO, OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies. Mr. MacArthur holds certificates in safety management from the New England Healthcare Assembly, The Indoor Environment: Interpreting Data, Implementing Control Strategies and Communicating Risk from the Harvard School of Public Health, and emergency/disaster management from FEMA. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, Healthcare Section.

Steven B. Bloom, MS, senior scientist at Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) and director of Environmental Affairs at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Mr. Bloom has approximately 25 years of experience in environmental, respiratory, and air quality issues in addition to experience in safety and regulatory compliance. His specialty areas include microbiological agents, airborne particulates, and nonionizing electromagnetic radiation. Mr. Bloom has conducted numerous indoor environmental quality investigations in commercial, educational, and healthcare facilities, and has managed several different types of remediation. Before joining EH&E, Mr. Bloom was involved in research on pulmonary disease, occupational exposures, and the toxicology of combustion products. He has also served as a consultant on the health and ecological impacts associated with high-voltage power transmission and other sources of electromagnetic fields. Mr. Bloom has coauthored 35 publications and made numerous presentations on air quality and other environmental issues.

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