2022 OAHE Spring Conference Agenda

April 14, 2022
Embassy Suites Hotel Northwest Expressway | 3233 Northwest Expressway | Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Thursday, April 14, 2022

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Setting Up Containment for Construction Purposes

This session will demonstrate what it takes to install dust free barrier systems to ensure that the construction site is isolated from patient care areas. 

Speaker:  Nick Hicks


9:00 am - 9:30 am 

Visit with Exhibitors


9:30 am - 10:30 am

Roofing 101

Topics covered: 

Understanding different roof systems, their purposes, and what questions to ask to make sure the best roof investment is made for your building.

Speakers: Kari Chance, Empire Roofing


Kari Chance with Empire Roofing of Oklahoma started her career in the commercial roofing industry in 2018 after spending 8 years in the janitorial and security sectors of the Commercial Property market. With a degree in international studies, Kari uses her understanding of different cultures and demographics to build relationships throughout the Oklahoma and Kansas regions that bring legitimacy and respect to the commercial roofing industry. When asked what she enjoys most about her career change, she is quick to say the views, often most excited about the days where she assists on inspections. She looks forward to growing as a professional in the industry and is grateful to work for a company that allows her to have a successful career while being the mom and partner her family needs.


10:30 am - 11:00 am

Visit with Exhibitors


11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

ASHE Update

ASHE Region 7 Advisory Board Member Michael Hatton (“Mike”) will provide attendees with an overview of ASHE’s organization, mission, strategic plan, and reintroduce the group to key initiatives going on within ASHE and at other Region 7 Chapters.  In addition, Mike will discuss some of his recent success with construction and renovation projects, Joint Commission Surveys (finally over for a cycle!), and with their ongoing focus on Benchmarking, Energy Management and the ASHE Energy to Care and Energy Star programs.  A healthcare facility manager for 30+ years, Mike will present some of his ‘lessons learned’ about our industry, successes, failures, as well as current concerns such as staffing, the ‘graying’ of our industry, and the future of healthcare facilities management.

Speaker:  Michael Hatton, MBA, CHRM, RPA, SMA, FASHE ASHE Region 7 Board Member

Michael Hatton, Vice President, manages “facilities”, construction, and various other
support teams from a corporate level for Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas.
In the previous 36 months, Mike has delivered 6 major hospital expansions and
Greenfield projects in the Houston suburbs with a total capital cost approaching $1.2 billion and
is currently tasked with delivering over $1.37 billion in active capital projects across the Houston
region. Mike’s ‘day job’ and core competency, and first love, has always been buildings; their
MEP systems, operations, equipment – proactively maintaining them at optimal energy
efficiency, reliability, and survey/code readiness.

Under his leadership, Memorial Hermann has driven over $140 million to the bottom line
as a direct result of energy benchmarking and building tuning efforts both internally, via ASHE’s
Energy to Care initiatives, and externally, via EPA’s Energy Star program. Memorial Hermann
and its facilities have been awarded ASHE’s Energy to Care award numerous times from the onset
of the program (2011), and in addition, Memorial Hermann has been recognized as an ‘Energy
Star Partner of the Year’ in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021…

Memorial Hermann currently has 10 Energy Star labeled (EPA) hospitals; 2 of which are
currently ranked at an Energy Star 100 rating, 7 others above the 90th percentile! 

Even more important, Mike is very active in our industry focusing on hospital Facilities infrastructure and energy management improvements via ASHE and other industry trade groups.Memorial Hermann grows their own healthcare facility managers/leaders and is proud of their current focus on the next generation of healthcare facility professionals with their 2021 Summer Intern program. Currently, Mike is ASHE’s Region 7 Advisory Board Member for Texas and its 4 surrounding states.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch at the Embassy Suites Northwest Expressway /Networking
2:30-4:30 p.m. 

Afternoon Networking Event at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports
8513 S. Douglas Blvd., Guthrie, OK  73044

REGISTER HERE FOR THE CONFERENCE AND NETWORKING EVENT