The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has informed CHA that all hospitals required to submit reports as required under SB 499 (Chapter 601, Statutes of 2009) met the Nov. 1 deadline. SB 499 reports are required to be submitted annually by hospitals with SPC-1 buildings, providing information on how each hospital plans to become seismic-compliant by its specific mandated deadlines.
California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) has provided the attached workshop and registration information for its upcoming educational program on hospital construction projects. The workshops, “California Hospital Projects from A to Z – Tips from the Experts,” will be held Sept. 20-21 in Concord and Oct. 25-26 in Anaheim. For more information about the program, contact OSHPD at (916) 440-8446 or FDD.Seminar@oshpd.ca.gov. Yesterday’s CHA News article about the workshops included an incorrect telephone number for hotel room reservations at the Concord location. The correct phone number for the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek is (877) 286-8389. For hotel reservations at the Anaheim workshop, contact the Embassy Suites Anaheim South at (714) 539-3300.
California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) has announced it will conduct two workshops focused on successful hospital construction projects this fall. Titled “California Hospital Projects from A to Z – Tips from the Experts,” the workshops will be held Sept. 20-21 in Concord and Oct. 25-26 in Anaheim. OSHPD managers and experienced hospital executives will offer best practices for the review process; tips for working with OSHPD from permit to closure; perspectives on previously successful hospital projects; and an OSHPD overview from Deputy Director Paul Coleman. OSHPD encourages architects, engineers, hospital owners, contractors and others interested in hospital construction to attend. For more information and to register for the Concord workshop, call (877) 276-4600; for the Anaheim workshop, call (714) 539-3300.
The Fifth Annual Health Facilities Forum, sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), is scheduled for Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. This year’s forum will focus on how decentralized health care and the retail experience of health care affect health facilities and their use in transforming the health care delivery system. Registration information is attached. For more information visit www.healtharchitects.org/Education/California_Forum.asp, or call ACHA at (913) 895-4604.
On January 23, 2013, the California Building Standards Commission adopted emergency regulations revising the 2010 California Building Standards Code. One of the key areas impacted was signage. Hospitals have a lot of signs — large hospitals may have up to 80 or more different types. Find out about the emergency regulations and what you need to do to comply.
The filing of the SB 499 form is required by law to assess the status of hospital seismic compliance. Recently, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) made improvements to the reporting process. In this webinar, OSHPD faculty explain the changes to the online reporting form and and share practices to improve filing accuracy.