Simulation Labs & Improving the Patient Experience: an Advocate Facility Tour
4:00 PM16:00

Simulation Labs & Improving the Patient Experience: an Advocate Facility Tour

Time: 4-6 pm (see agenda below)

Location: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital


1775 Dempster St.

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Free to members & hospital employees

$45 for non-members

Join HCI Chicago for a tour of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's new state-of-the-art simulation lab. The event will include a presentation by Kelley Sava, Director of System Simulation at Advocate Health Care, who built the organization's integrated simulation program from the ground up.  The program currently has 5 high fidelity simulation centers and is in the process of designing 5 additional centers. 

Presentation & Simulation Lab Tours by: 

Directions & Parking: Guests should enter the Parkside entrance on the northwest side of the hospital and volunteers will  direct you to the simulation center located in the basement (sub-basement level) floor off of the ‘B’ elevators. Free self-park is available in the main parking garage located off the front driveway of the hospital.   


4:00 PM – Networking & Reception in the Simulation Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital on the Parkside Terrace

5:15 PM – Move from the Simulation Center to the Johnson Auditorium, on the ground floor of Parkside, just one floor up from the simulation center

5:30 PM – Presentation by Kelley Sava, Advocate Aurora Health System Director of Simulation

6:00 PM – Conclusion of event

THANKS to the following sponsors for this event:

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HCI Chicago thanks Advocate Aurora Healthcare and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for the opportunity to experience its new, state of the art Sim Lab on August 28. Special thanks to Kelley Sava MS, APN, CPNP-PC and her dedicated team. Our HCI members and guests learned about the strategy behind sim labs and the impact they have on care that clinicians and many other hospital employees provide, which enhances patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes. Your hospitality was most appreciated and we all benefitted from your expertise and passion for education.

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May 30 - 31 Lean In Design Forum


MUST attend event - Lean construction is still in tune to developers and contractors.  Check out this forum and gain insight into the latest innovations.

Lean in Design Forum attendees will learn how one of Chicago’s largest owner organizations, University of Chicago Medical Center (UCM), could break free from routine, reshape its entire community and lead a Lean transformation alongside designers, general contractors and trade partners within a two-year span.

How did UCM decide to make this transformation so quickly? Rich Seiler, moderator of the panel and Unified Works Lean coach, says UCM’s Operational Excellence Team had been successfully promoting Lean thinking in its health care approach for about five years when the CFO and CEO turned their attention to Lean design and construction.

The panelists will reflect on how they saw designers benefiting at all parts of the Lean process and how their involvement enhanced projects by ensuring on-time delivery, resulting in a “win-win” for all stakeholders.


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7:30 AM07:30

AHRMM (Association for Healthcare Resources & Materials Management) with AMAZON Business discussing the changing dynamics of healthcare supply chain

HCI Chicago wants to promote other valuable associations.  In light of that, check out the upcoming AHRMM (Association for Healthcare Resources & Materials Management) March 29, 2018  event in Itasca.  AMAZON Business' Mr. Scott Clausen will discuss the “CHANGING DYNAMICS OF THE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN”

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4:00 PM16:00

February 27, 2018 at J.C. Restoration


HCI Members FREE --- Non-Members $45

Members Please Note: Your free registration requires a code; an email was sent with that information. If you did not see the email, please contact us and request the code.

Venue: J.C. Restoration (thanks for hosting and sponsoring)

Graybar Electric - thanks for sponsoring food and drinks

3200 Squibb Avenue
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


Joel joined J.C. Restoration (JCR) in August of 2008 after over a decade in the insurance industry. His prior experience as Property Adjuster for a national insurance carrier made Hossli the ideal choice for developing the new Claims Management Division for JCR. In this role, Hossli acted as a dedicated point of contact for the insurance adjuster, providing superb communication and efficiency on all property losses. Joel then moved into the position of JCR’s Director of Operations. In this position he oversaw the management of each production department while still acting as Claims Management Director on JCR’s large loss projects.  Currently, Hossli serves as Director of Business Development, and in this role, manages our current account representatives and directors who are responsible for undertaking sales activities that will lead to more work from current clients and new work from new clients.  


Best Practices to Expect from your Contractors
Learn what to expect from the contractors working in your facilities based
on a practical application of ICRA requirements. This course will cover
what can go wrong for a contractor & how to avoid it, barrier /
containment management, installation & maintaining controls. Proper air
filtration and air exchanges will also be addressed; how can these
machines be independently confirmed to be working properly. All
construction / remediation activity should follow the four Elements of
1.    Minimization - Reduce Severity
2.    Isolation - Confine to a Controllable Space
3.    Elimination - Remove from the area
4.    Monitoring - Ensures effectiveness of entire strategy


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THANKS TO GRAYBAR for sponsoring food and drinks

THANKS TO GRAYBAR for sponsoring food and drinks

THANK YOU for attending our FEBRUARY 27, 2018 event.  Thanks to Graybar and J.C. Restoration and Tovar Snow Professionals for sponsoring. 

Presentation was about  best practices your contractor must adhere when working in your facilities.  Major impacts to your company were explained. 

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Join HCI Chicago for a Mingle and Networking Event at BOS' Headquarters on June 27
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Join HCI Chicago for a Mingle and Networking Event at BOS' Headquarters on June 27

Come network and meet the HCI Chicago Board of Directors, current HCI members and fellow leaders impacting Chicagoland healthcare facilities. Bring your colleagues for an evening of networking, sponsored by BOS, and an opportunity to learn to more about how HCI Chicago is leading change. The event is $15 to attend. 


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Hospitals & Medical Facilities Summit
7:45 AM07:45

Hospitals & Medical Facilities Summit

This series of one-day educational events provide the perfect opportunity to shape decisions made by healthcare providers, and those that design, build, own, lease, sell, and finance healthcare facilities.

Increasing government regulations and higher acuity levels are making many healthcare facilities obsolete. Becoming more and more popular is offering healthcare in an off-campus outpatient setting. The new economics of healthcare is resulting in a wave of mergers, acquisitions, and closures. 

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December Networking & Membership Event
4:00 PM16:00

December Networking & Membership Event

Come join us on December 2, 2016 to meet with your Chicago area peers whose mission is to support the evolution of healthcare services. IFMA HCI. This Free Event is to introduce prospective members to the Healthcare Institute and to Network with Key Chicago Healthcare Leaders. 

JUST ADDED:  Mr. Mike Vivoda, Senior Vice President and President, West Region Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, will share the story of Cadence Health - why a strong health system like Cadence Health merged with Northwestern Medicine and what have been the intended and unintended consequences since merging September 1, 2016.

Sponsored by:

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HCI @ the HCD EXPO + Conference
to Nov 15

HCI @ the HCD EXPO + Conference

Planning to Go to the HCD EXPO + CONFERENCE? 
CLICK HERE to Register through HCI and receive these three bonus offers!

1) Free 1 Year Membership with HCI ($95 Value)
2) 10% off your conference registration discount code IFMAME ($99.99 Value)
3) A free copy of Alan Whitson's Regulatory Issues in Leasing Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities ($31.95 Value)

**Offer Expires October 3rd!**

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