FGI Appoints James R. ‘Skip’ Gregory to Board of Directors

James R. “Skip” Gregory, NCARB, has been appointed by the Facility Guidelines Institute to its board of directors. Gregory is president of Health Facility Consulting, LLC, in Tallahassee, Florida, where he specializes in healthcare code consulting and provides training seminars and presentations for healthcare professionals and associations.

Gregory has been a member of FGI’s Health Guidelines Revision Committee, the body responsible for updating the Guidelines for Design and Construction documents since 1992. In recognition of his service to FGI and the HGRC, Gregory was awarded the J. Armand Burgun Pioneer Award from the FGI board of directors in 2018. Among his contributions, Gregory chaired the mobile/transportable medical units task group during the 2018 revision cycle, bringing the requirements into alignment with the classification system for imaging and examination/treatment, procedure and operating rooms. Further, Gregory was the driving force behind the reorganization of the Guidelines in 2010 to mirror the numbering layout of other national building and fire codes.

Gregory is a registered architect who served more than 17 years as bureau chief in the Office of Plans and Construction for the state of Florida, where he was the authority having jurisdiction for design and construction issues for all licensed healthcare facilities. He is an outspoken advocate for patient-centered care in hospitals and resident-directed care and household designs in nursing homes.

In addition to his work with FGI, Gregory serves on several national code committees and advocacy groups to humanize healthcare environments, including the NFPA Health Care Section Executive Board; the Health Care Section Life Safety Code Review Subcommittee; NFPA 110/111 Technical Committee, Standard for Emergency and Stand By Power Systems; UL Standards Technical Panels 1069 and 2560; ASHRAE Standard 170, Ventilation for Health Care Facilities (past) and the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety, Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities. He also is a Lifetime Member of the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association.

 

 

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Posted October 11, 2019

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