WHEA Healthcare Construction Certificate Program
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells

This will be a site-based program
(with an option to register to attend virtually).

Onsite Check-in / Virtual Login 7:00 am to 7:30 am
Class Time: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

$275 Registration Fee
(cost is per person)


The Healthcare Construction Certificate is a one-day seminar designed for contractors and hospital construction supervisors to provide knowledge of issues pertaining to construction in a healthcare environment. The attendee will receive a certificate of attendance, hard hat decal, wallet-size proof of certificate and a link to a pdf copy of the presentation PowerPoints.

This seminar will be of interest to all contractors, their construction supervisors, facility managers and the staff of the engineering and maintenance departments. It will focus on healthcare construction and the operation of its critical life support systems and provide a refresher to the various code and recordkeeping requirements.


Jeff Eckstein, AIA, ASHE, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., Business Development, Healthcare. Jeff is a registered architect, has worked in facility planning for 2 major healthcare systems and has over 25 year’s experience in healthcare planning, design, and construction. He is also co-chair of the WHEA Code Committee.

David Soens, PE, RA, Life Safety Engineer, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Dave is the Department’s Fire Authority, physical environment technical consultant, and liaison to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  He has served the healthcare industry for over 20 years. Dave is co-chair of the WHEA Code Committee and is an active member improving the healthcare environment through ASHE, NFPA, and FGI.

Marilyn Michels, MSN, RN, CRRN, CIC, FAPIC, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. Marilyn has been active in infection control and prevention since 1984 and certified in infection control since 1993. She has developed training programs for novice infection control professionals. Marilyn is a licensed registered nurse and her areas of clinical experience include: intensive care, long term care, physical rehabilitation, home care and infection control/prevention.

Rick Helfrich, CHFM, CHC, Plant and Facilities Project Manager for SSM Health Fond du Lac Region.  Rick is currently on the WHEA State Board, is a WHEA Codes & Standards committee representative, serves as the WHEA ASHE Advocacy Liaison, and has over 20 years of experience in the facilities healthcare setting.

Register using the link below. You must choose whether you will be attending in person or virtually. There will be a change fee of $50 if you later change how you plan to attend.

If you register to attend virtually, you will receive login instructions approximately one week before the program date.

You must cancel your registration by email sent to There will be no refunds after the program pdf file link has been sent to attendees. If the program is cancelled for any reason, refund is limited to the program fee.



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