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AMFP NYC- Emergency Preparedness: Forecasting Future Healthcare Challenges for Healthcare Facilities

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM

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Andrew J Weinberg
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An AMFP NYC Chapter Event

12:00-12:30 PM Virtual Networking Breakout Rooms
12:30-1:30 PM Panel Discussion

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9/11, Superstorm Sandy, COVID-19 – let's face it, we’ve been through a lot. The initial response to these events has varied widely. Some organizations were more resilient than others. We’ve organized a panel of healthcare experts to learn how global and local organizations are stepping up to the challenge. We will learn their approach to various scenarios as they prepare for the next unknown “once-in-a-century” catastrophe.

-Anthony Roesch, AIA, Director of Healthcare Consulting, Vice President, Medical Planner, HOK

-Jenna Agins, MBA, MS, LEED GA, Energy & Sustainability Manager, NYU Langone Health
-Dr. Josef Ibrahim, Medical Director, Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery Practices, Orlando Health
-Arthur B. Ditzel Jr., Program Manager, Emergency Management Operations, NewYork-Presbyterian Security & Emergency Management

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Speaker Bios:

Jenna Agins currently serves as the Energy & Sustainability Manager for NYU Langone Health where she manages the organization’s environmental sustainability program. Ms. Agins sets the program’s strategic direction and leads projects to reduce the health system’s environmental footprint across a growing building portfolio of more than 11 million square feet to reach its 50% GHG reduction goal by 2025. She also works to build a culture of sustainability among the more than 40,000 employees through robust engagement and communications. Ms. Agins pushes NYU Langone to pursue sustainable food services, energy management and resiliency best practices, healthy interior choices and waste reduction, among other efforts. She also coordinates NYU Langone’s participation in various local and national energy and environmental programs and uses the institution's trusted voice to support the national movement towards sustainable healthcare and a low carbon future. NYU Langone’s robust program has earned more than 50 energy and environmental excellence awards for its sustainability achievements and, in 2020, the institution proudly joined the national US Health Care Climate Council. Ms. Agins is a graduate of the dual degree MBA and Masters in Science Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise program at the University of Michigan and received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Arthur B. Ditzel, Jr. is a retired paramedic who started his career in 1992 in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City as a volunteer EMT and firefighter. Mr. Ditzel attended Paramedic School at St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC in 1999 and has worked as a paramedic in the NYC 911 system for hospital based EMS services as well as a Critical Care Paramedic at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. As Program Manager of Emergency Management Operations for NewYork-Presbyterian Security & Emergency Management, he over sees Emergency Management Operations and Emergency Preparedness Education across all campuses of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare Enterprise. Mr. Ditzel has studied at various institutions with concentrations in Emergency Management, Rescue, and Hazardous Materials. He is a FEMA certified Instructor in several disciplines as well as an NFPA Fire Service Instructor and is certified by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety as an Incident Management Level 3 Specialist. He also serves as a contract instructor at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness.
He is a certified Firefighter II, New York State and New Jersey (inactive) Paramedic and an Advanced Hazmat Tech. Mr. Ditzel lives in New Jersey with his wife and children, and continues to volunteer his time as a firefighter for the Tenafly Fire Department.

Dr. Joseph Ibrahim was named Medical Director for the Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery Practices. In this position, he will lead the general surgery practices at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital and Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. He also will lead the Department of Surgical Education. Dr. Ibrahim joined Orlando Health in 2012 and served as Trauma Medical Director at Orlando Health ORMC from 2015- 2021. Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, he has been an active member of the Department of Surgical Education, a local leader of the Stop the Bleed initiative and a national speaker about lessons learned from the Pulse tragedy. Dr. Ibrahim earned his medical degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, where he also completed his residency in general surgery. His fellowship in surgical critical care was performed at Orlando Health ORMC.

Anthony Roesch is an architect with highly specialized expertise in planning and programming healthcare facilities. He has completed more than 60 hospital projects throughout the country ranging in size from large teaching hospitals to community medical centers. Tony brings a unique approach to strategic, operational, and capital planning through the use of sophisticated space modeling and operational analysis. National healthcare design and planning forums regularly invite Tony to present his latest strategies.