Dennis FordDirector of Facilities Operations, Central DivisionAtrium Health
Dennis is currently the Director of Facilities Operations, Central Division, for Atrium Health in Charlotte. He has over 20 years experience in Healthcare Facilities Engineering and Operations. He is a distinguished Air Force ROTC graduate with a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio and a recent graduate of Texas A&M University's Masters in Public Health Administration program. Prior to joining Atrium Health in 2018, Dennis has held facilities leadership roles at Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Baptist Med Center, San Antonio, and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston. He also lead the development of a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) for all military hospitals prior to becoming a Healthcare Facilities Manager in Texas. Dennis is a Senior Member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. He is also a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager and a Certified Healthcare Contractor.
Session Participation:SPEAKER: Creating a program to identify and monitor pressurized spaces in hospitals