Nov. 10, 2021


1:30pm - 3:00pm




Managing the Risks of Waterborne Pathogens in the Health Care Setting


facility and maintenance personnel


The Joint Commission has issued a new standard on water management programs to specifically address Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. The standard will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. This virtual event will discuss the requirements of the new water management standard, in addition to an overview of a variety of pathogens found in water systems and how they amplify. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Water Infection Control Risk Assessment will be reviewed, as well as the primary components necessary for a water management plan.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • describe different pathogens potentially found in a water system and how they amplify
    • discuss the requirements of the Joint Commission’s new water management standard
    • explain the utilization of the CDC’s Water Infection Control Risk Assessment (WICRA) tool
    • identify the primary components of a water management plan


Steven Cutter, MBA, FASHE
Senior Consultant
MSL Healthcare

Steven Cutter joined MSL in 2018. He has 42 years of experience in health care facilities management including responsibilities for all aspects of facility and plant operations, design and construction, energy management, clinical engineering, and life safety management.

Most recently prior to joining MSL, Cutter spent over 20 years as the Director of Engineering Services for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical System in New Hampshire. The system’s flagship is the DH Academic Medical Center, a 2 million-plus square foot facility that includes the regional Trauma Center as well as research facilities. The system also includes an outpatient surgical center in Lebanon and numerous outpatient and ambulatory clinics throughout the state.

Cutter has been active in the American Society for Healthcare Engineering for many years where he is recognized as a Fellow of the organization. He also is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers and both the New England and New Hampshire Healthcare Engineer Societies. Cutter has served in leadership roles and on numerous committees within these organizations as well as serving on the founding committees for the Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager and the Healthcare Facility Design Professional courses. He also chaired the building systems committee for the 2018 edition of the FGI Guidelines.

Cutter serves as a faculty member for ASHE teaching the Infection Control During Construction/Maintenance program and the Health Care Water System and Management of Waterborne Pathogens program. Cutter co-authored the ASHE monograph, “Water Management in Healthcare Facilities” and represents ASHE on the ASHRAE Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems Committee. Cutter completed his undergraduate degree in Management and his master’s degree in Leadership at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH.

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.

MHA Health Institute

General Information


Register on or before Tuesday, Nov. 9, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.


This virtual event series is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2020.

This virtual event is being offered at a reduced rate to MHA-member hospitals and nonmembers thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


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Daphney Partridge

Daphney Partridge

Vice President of Education

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1333

Karyn Bonney

Karyn Bonney

Education and Events Coordinator/Executive Assistant

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Pam Dykstra

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PMG Specialist

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