2021 ASHE Annual Conference
August 8, 2021 -
August 11, 2021

2021 ASHE Annual Conference

Gordian will be presenting our thoughts surrounding the management of facilities data at ASHE’s Annual Conference. With the help of our partners CommonSpirit Health, we are excited to further the discussion of ways healthcare facility managers can continue to adapt, update and plan with tools that can be used throughout the entirety of the building life cycle.

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Presentation Details

Title: Knowing What You Don’t Know: Managing Facilities Data


As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic loom into 2021, healthcare institutions face two interconnected fronts as it regards their facilities capital planning efforts. The first front demands they address problems highlighted and exacerbated during the pandemic. Chief among these issues is the ballooning backlogs of capital renewal needs, needs that largely went neglected in the fight against COVID-19.

As facilities leaders endeavor to catch up to their existing needs, they must also confront the second area of need: Building flexibility into their facilities and their operations.

Success addressing the old facilities problems and the new ones simultaneously will require innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. To facilitate solution-storming, there must first be a single source of truth for the myriad of disaggregated facilities data to improve flexibility, responsiveness, and the patient experience. Thankfully, there are examples of how this can be accomplished.

In 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health merged into one of the largest non-profit faith-based Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN) in the country, CommonSpirit Health. Before the merger, both health systems were working through the challenges of managing multiple datasets of facilities information. With different capital planning tools, project management tools and CMMS the challenge was quite daunting. The team decided to complete assessments that were underway by both organizations before the merger, then normalize the data and merged into a single data repository.

The work underway at CommonSpirit Health is transformational and an important step to develop the baseline for future investments, divestments, and operational needs of the organization. Their experience is instructive for the rest of the industry, as teams around the country take a fresh look at their data and operations.


Learning Objectives:


Learning Outcome 1:
Describe the value of using recognized ASTM standards, such as Uniformat, for transparent models for facility assessment and benchmarking and to better inform CMMS data for use in surge planning.


Learning Outcome 2:
Identify the various roles and responsibilities within the owner and business partner teams to optimize outcomes.


Learning Outcome 3:
Identify and present highest priority projects for leadership’s consideration and funding while tracking COVID-19 related projects for proper reimbursement.


Learning Outcome 4:
Review a case study utilizing the technology for strategic alignment with institutional priorities.  Identify the facility manager’s professional and personal gains from enlightening leadership on the portfolio’s lifecycle position.

Speaking Engagement
Title: Knowing What You Don’t Know: Managing Facilities Data
Room: MCC 104CDE
Date: August 9, 2021
Time: 9:45am - 10:45am CST
Mark Kenneday, MBA, CHFM, FASHE, CHC, CM-Lea , Gordian
Mark Kenneday, MBA, CHFM, FASHE, CHC, CM-Lea
Director Market Strategy and Development, Healthcare

G. Andy Woommavovah, CHFM, CommonSpirit Health
G. Andy Woommavovah, CHFM
System Director, Energy and Infrastructure
CommonSpirit Health

August 8, 2021 - August 11, 2021
Booth #1120
Music City Center
Nashville, TN