2023 OAHE Fall Conference Agenda

October 27, 2023
Champion Convention Center | 737 S Meridian Ave. | Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Vendor Tables are available for $300. This includes one representative. You can add additional reps for $75/person. You must be a member to secure a table. Exhibit Tables are available for purchase at the link below.

Friday, October 27, 2023

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Application Based Approach to Continuity of Operation and Reconstitution Planning

This session will identify how we keep up with TJC/CMS requirements while making plans that work and the operational impact and utility management impact to the plans.

Speaker: Colin Hadley, Admin Director Emergency Preparedness – OU Health

Colin currently serves as the Administrative Director Emergency Preparedness for OU Health. Colin has been a member of OU Health for 2 years. Prior to joining OU Health, he served, for 5 years, as an Emergency Manager for Trinity Health in southeast Michigan. He also worked as a Paramedic in Metropolitan Detroit for 10 years.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks. He also holds a Master of Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University, and will graduate with his MBA in December of 2023 from Colorado State University. Colin is an instructor for Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) and Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (UPSBI). Colin has taught first receiver HazMat operations, and has developed many operational and educational programs for hospital hazards and disasters.



9:00 am - 9:30 am 

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9:30 am - 10:30 am

MRLINAC Construction

Linear accelerator radiation therapy is a treatment for cancer that uses a machine called a linear accelerator, or LINAC, to deliver high-energy X-rays or electron beams to the tumor. The radiation beams are shaped and directed to match the size, shape, and location of the tumor, minimizing damage to the healthy tissue. The linear accelerator is programmed and operated by a team of medical professionals and may use 3D image guidance to improve accuracy. Linear accelerator radiation therapy can be used for various types of cancers and tumors in different parts of the body. Radiation therapy room design, also known as linear accelerator vault design, is particularly challenging because these rooms can be quite intimidating for patients. Linear accelerator vaults are designed to meet specific requirements dictated by equipment, shielding, location within the hospital, and other factors. Typically, these requirements result in boxy configurations with high-tech equipment that neither reduce patient stress nor alleviate anxieties about treatment. Materials consisted of concrete, lead bricks, lead lined plywood, lead lined drywall, lead lined doors and frames and leaded glass. Multiple factors go into the selection of materials for vault construction. Cost, material procurement, physicist density design parameters, engineering, and geographic region are a few factors in overall design selection of vault construction. Vaults are becoming proprietary for medical equipment vendors thus that brings in a new set of challenges, coordination, and quality control throughout the entire process even through design and commissioning. The result can produce a high quality and functioning vault that meets or exceeds the design parameters expectations.

Speakers: Tyson Lorenz and Brandon Kearns, Manhattan Construction


10:30 am - 11:00 am

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Changes in the Emergency Management Standards Per the Joint Commission

Objectives will be to review the new standards and explain changes. Also, to discuss how the changes have affected the survey process and to discuss ideas for drills and the expectations of The Joint Commission 

Speaker:  Diane Hughes, Emergency Management, Life Safety Specialist and Safety Officer Arkansas Heart Hospital

Diane M Hughes has been in the healthcare industry for almost 30 years. Diane has been heavily involved in the American Society for Healthcare Engineers and has served on multiple committees during her career. She has served on the ASHE Advocacy committee, “Just ask ASHE”, Codes and Standards, Abstract Review Committee for Annual Conference, ASHE Senior and FASHE Selection Committee, and a variety of task forces throughout her career.

She has also actively been involved in the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineers and has held the position of President twice. She is an active member of National Fire Protection Association and currently participates in the HealthCare Committee. Diane is also a former Joint Commission Life Safety Code surveyor.  She also serves as the Co-Lead for the Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition for the State of Arkansas and is a member of the Standards Board with the State Coalitions.  She has presented at the State and National Level on topics such as regulations and codes and Emergency Preparedness.

Diane is currently the Emergency Management, Life Safety Specialist and Safety Officer at Arkansas Heart Hospital, and Arkansas Heart Hospital Encore Medical Center. 


Noon Conference Adjourns - Have a great weekend!