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ASHE Awards Given to Members Improving the Healthcare Environment

CHICAGO, Ill. — The American Society for Healthcare Engineering recognized members for dedication to improving the healthcare physical environment. ASHE, a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, gave several awards recently during its 49th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition.

ASHE Executive Director Dale Woodin, CHFM, FASHE, said the award recipients are making significant contributions to the field. “Members recognized at our annual conference should be proud of their achievements,” Woodin said. “Whether ASHE is celebrating them for their decades of dedicated service or applauding them as emerging leaders, each of these individuals is furthering our collective goal of optimizing the healthcare physical environment.”

ASHE’s “lifetime achievement” award, the Crystal Eagle Award, was presented to Bill H. McCully, Sr., CHFM, SASHE. McCully joined ASHE in 1977 and was the 2003 ASHE president. He was applauded for having a can-do attitude, mentoring others and helping his community.

The President’s Award, which is presented at the discretion of the sitting ASHE president to an individual who goes above and beyond to optimize the healthcare physical environment, was presented to Steve Spaanbroek, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, of Chocowinity, N.C.

The team from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, won the Excellence in Health Care Facilities Management Award, which is sponsored by Trane. That award is given to those implementing new or innovative programs or processes.

ASHE also recognized members who attained Senior and Fellow status within ASHE. The SASHE designation is bestowed on those who have been ASHE members in good standing for at least five years and have supported ASHE in terms of education and leadership.  The following members are new SASHE recipients:

  • Richard C. Armstrong, CHFM, MS, MBA, SASHE; St. Joseph’s Hospitals – Baycare Health System; Tampa, Fla.
  • Michael A. Hatton, MBA, RPA, SMA, CHFM, SASHE; Memorial Hermann Healthcare System; Houston, Texas
  • Diane M. Hughes, CHSP, SASHE; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Little Rock, Ark.
  • Devin J. Hugie, CHFM, SASHE; Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance; Torrance, Calif.
  • Daniel Koenigshofer, MSPH, PE, HFDP, SASHE; Dewberry; Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Renée Robison Jacobs, CHFM, CHC, SASHE; Saint Luke’s Health System; Kansas City, Mo.
  • William A. Johnson, MS, CHFM, CHSP, CHEP, SASHE; The Joint Commission; Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
  • Russell D. Kent, PE, CHFM, SASHE; Naval Hospital Bremerton; Bremerton, Wash.
  • Edmund L. Lydon, CHFM, SASHE; Lahey Health System; Burlington, Mass.
  • Tracy C. Robinson, CPM, SASHE; Southwest Medical Center; Liberal, Kan.
  • Terry M. Scott, CHFM, CHSP, SASHE; Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital; Houston, Tex.
  • Tim Staley, PE, CHC, CHFM, SASHE; Comfort Systems USA Energy Services; Little Rock, Ark.
  • Joseph W. Taylor, MS, FACHE, CHFM, SASHE; Owensboro Medical Health System; Owensboro, Ky.

The FASHE designation is bestowed on those who have been ASHE members in good standing for at least seven years and have supported ASHE through education, leadership and written contributions. The following members are new FASHE recipients:

  • David A. Dagenais, CHSP, CHFM, FASHE; Wentworth Douglass Hospital; Dover, N.H.
  • Jonathan J. Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE; University of Arkansas for Medical Science; Little Rock, Ark.
  • Edward J. McKenzie, CHFM, FASHE; McKenzie Consulting; Morton, Ill.
  • William Ray Morgan, CHFM, FASHE; St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; Boise, Idaho
  • Steve Spaanbroek, CHFM, CHC, FASHE; MSL Healthcare Consulting Inc.; Chocowinity, N.C.
  • Philip C. Stephens, MHA, CHFM, FASHE; Carolinas Healthcare System; Charlotte, N.C.
  • Randal L. Wegner, CPE, MSA, FASHE; Ministry Saint Joseph Hospital; Marshfield, Wis.

ASHE leaders also announced the following emerging regional leaders from each of ASHE’s 10 regions. The Emerging Regional Leader Award recognizes people for contributions to the fields of healthcare engineering and facilities management; planning, design and construction; safety; clinical and biomedical engineering and technical management.

  • Region 1: Jona Roberts, CHFM; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Lebanon, N.H.
  • Region 2: Dennis L. Rudloff, CHFM; Methodist Hopsital; Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Region 3: Jack A. Merrill, CHFM, CHE, CHPA; Trover Health System; Madisonville, Ky.
  • Region 4: Stanford O. Stephens III, CHFM; Southeast Georgia Health System; Brunswick, Ga.
  • Region 5: Scott Tripp; Riverview Hospital; Noblesville, Ind.
  • Region 6: Mark Doll; Grinnell Regional Medical Center; Grinnell, Iowa
  • Region 7: Michael J. Spaulding, CHFM; Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, La.
  • Region 8: Stacy Grant Seibert, CHFM; St. Mary’s Medical Center; Kansas City, Mo.
  • Region 9: David Lockhart, CHFM; Kaiser Permanente; Roseville, Calif.
  • Region 10: Keith A. Deline, MPA; Providence St. Peter Hospital; Olympia, Wash.

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Posted July 18, 2012

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