Facilities Managers Recognition Awards 2014: John Fannin, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center

Assistant administrator, Support Services, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, 99 Montecillo Rd., San Rafael 94903, 415-444-4778, kp.org

Age: 37

Residence: Petaluma

Professional background: Hospital support services.

Education: B.S., criminal justice, Loyola University of Chicago; MBA, National-Louis University, Chicago.

Staff:  Eight direct reports and 160 indirect support services staff members.

Describe the facilities you oversee: Facilities include a 116-bed hospital, four medical office campuses with a total of eight buildings, and three administrative properties.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I was a hospital facilities director in the Chicago area before relocating to Northern California to seize an opportunity with Kaiser Permanente in Solano County. Within 18 months, I was promoted to my current position in the North Bay.

What do you see as the role of the facilities managers within your organization?: A health care facilities manager is responsible for what we call, the “environment of care,” a concept that includes the overall functioning of physical buildings, their cleanliness and appeal, along with the safety and security of buildings and occupants.

There are other roles and responsibilities, such as our 24/7 switchboard, food and nutrition, landscaping, campus maintenance and supply procurement.

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