Greetings from the President
Welcome to the Northern Ohio Society for Healthcare Engineering (NOSHE), a Platinum Elite affiliated chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). The board and I are devoted to servicing and promoting healthcare initiatives throughout Northern Ohio. Our focus in 2017 will be Education, Communication, Networking, and Advocacy. We are committed to providing relevant and useful resources to issues that we face every day in hospital operations, construction, and regulatory compliance.
2017 promises to be an exciting year for Hospitals and NOSHE. Our organization is focused on staying ahead of the many challenges which include preparing the next generation of healthcare engineering leaders. The NOSHE board is committed to leveraging our strengths which include having excellent participation by our vendor partners, a strong financial position, and outstanding educational programs. Our focus for improvement largely lies within recruiting young members (40 and below) and offering educational tracks that will assist in preparing them for leadership positions within our industry. To that end, I am challenging the NOSHE organization to leverage social media, create liaison positions with adjacent organizations to share resources, and target our internship programs as a tool to attract young professionals. We are committed to continuing our training program for the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) as well as our breakfast learning series in order to assist our members with their development goals.
NOSHE board membership is an excellent way to develop leadership skills and network with established leaders from across Northeast Ohio. I encourage anyone that is interested to talk with a board member and volunteer for committees; our chapter grows depending on participation from its members. We hope that you take advantage of the many benefits that come with NOSHE membership and become an advocate within your organization to swell our ranks!
David McCoy PE, MBA, CHFM, CHC, CHSP, CHEP
2017 NOSHE President