Becoming a member of Bon Secours Mercy Well being (BSMH) in Cincinnati in September 2019, Jonathan Hunley was introduced on board to supervise $500 million in infrastructure enhancements deliberate over the subsequent 5 years for the group, which encompasses 35 hospitals and greater than 15 million sq. toes. A few of that work consists of new and expanded central utility crops to accommodate peak calls for and implementing a strategic partnership to deal with the whole thing of the roofing portfolio for all of BSMH’s acute hospital campuses, by way of a grasp upkeep and substitute program with a nationwide constructing envelope vendor.
In his function, Hunley represents BSMH in relationships with division heads, structure and engineering corporations, contractors, and consultants for all infrastructure tasks, in addition to offering oversight for tasks from inception all over to completion. His priorities embrace evaluating and assessing infrastructure wants for every facility and prioritizing tasks primarily based on a set standards that revolve round regulatory compliance, power effectivity enhancements, and affected person expertise. As a member of the BSMH Sustainability Council and Affected person Security and Accreditation Councils, Hunley aligns his work with the strategic targets of the group to implement new insurance policies that impact network-wide change, together with an infection management and interim life security measures, and sustainability packages.
On high of that, inside a number of months on the job, his focus shifted to incorporate serving to 35 amenities put together for surges in COVID-19 circumstances and guarantee occupant well being and security. For instance, he developed a set of inner pointers for facility supervisor groups to make use of for short-term surge set-up by using suggestions from ASHE and ASHRAE. He’s additionally making an affect on a nationwide and worldwide degree, volunteering on a working committee for the World Well being Group to develop COVID-19 hospitals for growing international locations; as a member of the Nationwide Fireplace Safety Company electrical committee to tell nationwide constructing codes for emergency energy programs; and on ASHRAE’s Nationwide Healthcare Technical Committee, the place he offers perception and evaluation of ASHRAE 170, which is able to set the American Nationwide Normal for future healthcare amenities.
As his HCD 10 nomination states, Hunley is “by no means happy with the established order—at all times in search of strategic alternatives to enhance the observe of healthcare facility administration and infrastructure planning.”
What do you like most about your job?
I really like the flexibleness and management I’m given to construct the infrastructure program right here at BSMH. I’ve been entrusted to develop and keep this program and given all of the assets I might ever want to take action. I’ve been capable of take a profession’s price of information and create one thing from scratch. It’s been very rewarding to look at it succeed.
What trade problem do you hope to resolve?
The shortage of resiliency preparedness wanted inside our amenities because it pertains to completely different disasters/occasions that affect them. These occasions present themselves in some ways, and the trade is severely missing to face them head on. This additionally has a steep monetary dedication that comes with it, and now we have many individuals who want to raised perceive the place to properly make investments inside our amenities and the place to not.
What did you be taught over the previous 12 months?
By working remotely full time, we’ve discovered how you can leverage expertise to work productively and cut back our journey to markets versus life earlier than the pandemic.
What’s the subsequent main development you anticipate for healthcare design?
I really feel like two are on the verge of breaking unfastened. The primary is SMART Expertise and Web of Issues (IoT). I feel you’re going to see well being programs begin to migrate over to most of these programs to automate extra capabilities inside the hospital. SMART Expertise has proven constructive affect to each affected person and worker expertise in addition to success in mitigating affected person questions of safety similar to affected person falls. The opposite development is the usage of prefabrication/modular development. I do know this isn’t essentially a brand new development; nevertheless, I imagine it’s use goes to extend in development to assist deal with points with accessible manpower.