Message from NOSHE 2019 President
Dear NOSHE Members,
It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of 2019. This is a time of reflection on the things the chapter has accomplished over the last year. For me personally, it was an honor to be ninth president of this great organization dedicated to advancing the quality of the healthcare industry in our region, by providing networking opportunities for our members and affiliate members. This hit home as I walked up to the stage at the annual American Society for Healthcare Engineering Conference (ASHE) in Baltimore to accept our Platinum award. What a special chapter we have here in Northeast Ohio. Achieving platinum status is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of our outstanding board members and the participation of all the membership and affiliate members.
Congratulations to all for this prestigious award.
The highlight of our year, is of course, the annual conference that continues to grow. This year was no exception, the committee of Greg Lavriha, Angela Timperio and Kayla Danesi did an outstanding job! The Huntington Convention Center, our venue for the last couple of years, is a tribute to our chapter growth as we outgrew previous venues. The committee starts early, recruiting talented presenters and major national companies to exhibit their products in this market, recognized as having top healthcare organizations. Our golf outing was a great success thanks Shawn Callahan and PJ McGowan’s outstanding efforts. With any large event it takes a team of dedicated volunteers and great sponsors, this year was no exception.
Our Education Committee led by Bill Thomas did a great job of meeting the ASHE requirement for CEU’s offered by the chapter throughout the year.
I would like to thank the members for supporting our programs and our affiliate member Gardiner Services for the use of their awesome training facility.
It has been a rewarding experience for me to serve the chapter and work alongside such a talented Board. I want to welcome our new 2020 President, Melissa Braskie as she carries on the duties of taking the chapter to a new level of success.
In closing I want to welcome all new members and encourage your participation in 2020 not only as program attendees, but as a resource for our committee chairs. Don’t hesitate to contact any of our board members for more information. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!
Manny Gonzales MBA, CHFM
President, Northeast Ohio Society of Hospital Engineers