CSR Workshop: Environment of Care, Life Safety and Emergency Management - Sept. 18

Time: 9:00 AM


Videoconferenced between IHA Naperville and Springfield offices


Hospital and health system subscribers of Joint Commission Resources’ (JCR) Continuous Service Readiness® (CSR®) program can send up to three staff members at no charge.

The fee is $279/person for individuals from non-CSR-subscribing hospitals.

The CSR program is administered by JCR and is a separate subscription from your IHA membership.

Register Online

For successful accreditation with The Joint Commission, don’t just think of Environment of Care (EC) management plans as requirements—consider them a roadmap. The same is true for Life Safety (LS) and Emergency Management (EM).

Taught by a seasoned JCR consultant, this CSR workshop will focus on maintaining compliance with EC, LS and EM standards  Participants will review the most frequently cited standards for each chapter and discuss compliance strategies to assist with maintaining their organization’s continuous service readiness.

Whether you’re new to these areas of accreditation or an experienced professional who needs a brush-up, this program is a great opportunity to join colleagues from throughout Illinois and learn from expert faculty.

This workshop is part of JCR’s CSR program, a unique subscription-based program that pairs your staff—both on-site and off-site—with Joint Commission accreditation experts.


8:30 am - Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:45 am - Welcome and Introductions
Bridget McCarte, CPHQ Director, Program Development, Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Sarah Wilkinson, MBA-HA BSN RN CJCP, Lead CSR Consultant – Illinois, Joint Commission Resources

9am - Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS) Overview and Update    
Kenneth R. Haber, MPA, CHSP-FSM, FACHE, Consultant, Joint Commission Resources

10:45 am - Break

11 am - EC and LS (cont’d)
Kenneth R. Haber

Noon - Lunch

1 pm - Emergency Management (EM) Overview and Update    
Kenneth R. Haber

2:15 pm - Break

2:30 pm - EM (cont’d)  
Kenneth R. Haber

3:30 pm - Raffle and Adjourn


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Review changes to the Environment of Care (EC), Life Safety (LS) and Emergency Management (EM) chapters.

  • Outline key elements of the Emergency Management (EM) chapter.

  • Identify and discuss strategies to remain in compliance with the most frequently cited EC, LC and EM standards.

  • Review available EM tools to achieve continuous survey readiness.

Who Should Attend

This workshop will benefit managers, directors and executives in:

  • Compliance;

  • Facility managers and plant operations;

  • Emergency preparedness;

  • Quality improvement;

  • Patient safety;

  • Risk management; and

  • Nursing and other clinical care areas.


Kenneth R. Haber, MPA, CHSP-FSM, FACHE
Consultant, Joint Commission Resources
With more than 35 years in hospital safety and support services, Haber has extensive experience in developing and leading successful programs in safety, facilities, security, emergency management, medical equipment management, fire safety, food services, environmental services and hazardous waste management. He is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the American Society for Health Environmental Services. Haber earned his Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Administration from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Ithaca College.