Message from NOSHE 2019 President
Dear NOSHE Members,
I would like to start with a deep heart felt thank you to the membership for their participation in this year’s Annual NOSHE Conference on May 16th. The conference was a great success with over 180 participants and 50 exhibitors. It was an honor for me to be among the best and the brightest individuals that make up Northeast Ohio’s healthcare community. The annual conference showcased the talent of this region which we are so fortunate to have in our backyard. The breakout session presenters were made up of national and local area experts in regulatory compliance, healthcare construction, remediation and restoration. The conference highlighted Keynote Speaker, Jonathon Flanning author on leadership and motivational topics. The panel discussion lead by Salvatore Rini, AIA, ACHA gave the membership a glimpse of the depth and breadth of the master planning process for replacement of an urban hospital. The panel was made up of talented local professionals working on the master plan. We were honored to have Mr. Matt Royal, American Society of Hospital Engineers (ASHE) Region 5 Board Member, who gave the membership the latest ASHE Update.
The Board of Directors has performed an outstanding job of continuing our mission statement. In September, the Board met to put together a strategic plan for 2019 building on the great year we had in 2018. I was fortunate to follow the footsteps of Rob Davenport, who’s leadership as past president, lead the chapter to a fourth consecutive Platinum Elite Award from ASHE. I want to thank Rob for his continued leadership, guidance and dedication in making NOSHE one of the top ASHE chapters in the country. I am humbled and amazed by the dedicated Board members who tirelessly take on the challenges of their respective committees. I encourage you to go to the NOSHE website and view our Board of Directors page. They strive to bring the membership opportunities to network and attend educational sessions for your personal growth and the advancement of our industry. Because of their dedication, once again we are in the running for the ultimate Platinum Elite Award putting Northeast Ohio as a region of excellence among our peers on a national level. It is only through their efforts and the efforts of all members that we can once again hope to claim this award.
It is you the members that make this organization what it is today. As the saying goes "it takes a village" to build a community. It takes a village to build a quality organization like ours. We continue to need your support through volunteering your talents on one of numerous committees. Our industry is ever changing and getting more sophisticated on many fronts. Our region is rich in technical expertise and talent. It is our duty to cultivate this talent for future growth. Through our successful Internship program, we are beginning to engage the leaders of tomorrow who will carry on this tradition of raising the bar every year since the inception of NOSHE seven years ago. The growth of our organization can only be fulfilled by member participation.
In closing, we have come a long way in such a very short time. I want to take this opportunity to thank the past and present board members who have been elected by you to serve on your behalf. They have brought national recognition to the Healthcare Industry of Northeast Ohio an accomplishment we can all take pride in.
Manny Gonzales MBA, CHFM
President, Northeast Ohio Society of Hospital Engineers