CTAHE’s Educational Networking Program:
“Implementing An Energy Efficiency Project in a 24/7 Hospital Environment”
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Join CTAHE for a Panel Discussion hosted and moderated by:
Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE
President and CEO, Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group
Richard A. Braam, CPA, MBA
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group
Senior Construction and Project Manager
Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group
Senior Account Executive
Bristol Hospital – Hughes Auditorium
41 Brewster Road
Bristol, CT 06010
Please park in the hospital visitor lot and come into the hospital main entrance. Please receive a visitor badge at the security desk and proceed to the Hughes Auditorium which is adjacent to the elevator bank on the first floor. (Directional signs will be posted)
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Registration and Refreshments
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Discussion and Q&A period
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Tour of Bristol Hospital Level B air handling units
Refreshments include hors d’oeuvres, wine, and craft beer from Firefly Hollow Brewing Company
Program Learning Objectives:
- To understand, develop and execute an energy efficiency project.
- How to utilize energy savings and incentives to reduce operational costs, resulting in a positive return on investment.
- How to complete a major infrastructure upgrade that does not impact daily hospital operations.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR 1.5 HOURS OF ACHE QUALIFIED EDUCATION CREDITS!
About Our Speakers:
Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, is the President and CEO of Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, and he is Governor-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Barwis has more than 30 years of management and leadership experience in community hospitals, management consulting and entrepreneurial business environments. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree in Finance from LaSalle University. Barwis was a licensed certified public accountant from 1999 to 2007 and is a registered Connecticut lobbyist. Prior to joining Bristol Hospital in 2006, Barwis was the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of St. Mary’s Hospital of St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown, MD. He also served as the System Vice President of Managed Care and Business Development at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD.
Richard A. Braam, CPA, MBA, is the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group.. Braam oversees all accounting and financial operations for Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group as well as managed care, revenue cycle, information systems, purchasing and materials management. Prior to Bristol Hospital, Braam worked at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD, where he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Braam also served for more than eight years in the United States Air Force. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Baltimore. Braam is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Thomas Roche is the Senior Construction and Project Manager for Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group. Most recently, Roche managed Bristol Hospital’s Energy Efficiency Upgrade Project, and he also is overseeing the upcoming renovation of the Hospital’s Emergency Center. Roche also is a part of the design team for Bristol Hospital’s new 60,000-square-foot Medical Care Center which is scheduled to open in downtown Bristol in the spring of 2019. Prior to coming to Bristol Hospital, Roche was the Senior Project Manager at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Roche received his Master’s Degree in Management from Albertus Magnus College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Finance from Quinnipiac University. He also has a Certificate of Construction Management, and a Certificate for Managing Healthcare Facility Design and Constructions Programs from the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Matt Menard is a Senior Account Executive for TRANE, a world leader in air conditioning systems, building services and solutions. Menard and his team focus on developing and implementing commercial construction projects that are often driven by energy efficiency. Over the past nine years, the Connecticut TRANE team has successfully completed $65 million in projects yielding $15 million in utility incentives and $6 million in annual energy savings. With 18 years of experience in various sales and marketing roles, Menard brings a wealth of knowledge in commercial construction, building operations and energy efficiency. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Registration is COMPLIMENTARY for this program thanks to a generous sponsorship from TRANE!
REGISTER HERE NOW!