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WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY
FOR HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING

EASTERN CHAPTER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER
SPOKANE, WA
DECEMBER 14, 2007

MINUTES

Present:
Phil Kercher, Mike Kelly, Brad Jones, Dale Oakley, Chad Beebe, John Williams, Tim Heidlebaugh, Matthew Campbell, Marline Brenna, Bruce Price, Will Mackin, Ron Darling, Don Fulton, Frank Gustafson, Bill Beaten, Dan Eagle, Neil Helberg, Chris Pashen, David Carter, Jerry Dolph, Jason Hunter, Cheryl Harper, Doug Sowers, Ron Reed, Joshua Engle, Katie Mackay, John Kramme, Norm Mclarin, Randy Kaiser

Host: Phil Kercher
President: Norman McLarin
Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Kaiser

Call to Order:
 The meeting was called to order 10:00 by President Norm McLarin.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes from the September 7th meeting were approved.

Topics:
1) SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT:
Randy Kaiser gave a treasurer report.

2) ADVOCACY: Tim Heidlebaugh and Dale Oakley along with other members from WSSHE spoke about participating in a meeting with L&I Electrical Plan Review WSHA to help improve and expedite the L&I Electrical Plan Review process for Hospitals.

3) ASHE NEWS: Phil encouraged members to pursue the CHFM test and informed them of locations that the test can be taken at the ASHE annual and certain H&R Block locations. Fill spoke to members about membership in ASHE and the value it brings to its members. Currently WSSHE has about 42% ASHE membership

4) 2008 MEETING LOCATIONS: March 14th Samaritan Moses Lake, June 6th Kadlec Medical Center Richland, September 5th Central Washington Hospital
Wenatchee, December 5th Sacred Heart Medical Center Spokane.

5) NEWSLINE ARTICLES: Members present were asked to submit articles for the quarterly WSSHE Newline Bill Bowden for the 1st Quarter Randy Kaiser 2nd quarter, Norm Mclarin 3rd and Tim Heidlebaugh 4th quarter.

6) BOARD REPORT: Norm informed the members of Dee Tiedemann resignation as the State Sec/Treas. position and reported that the board was looking at contracting with a professional service to provide this function AMI Association Management Inc. Tom Pitts from MultiCare Southwest chapter is the 2008 Wsshe state President.

Norm and Phil spoke about the upcoming semi-annual and the annual dates and locations. The semi-annual will be at Campbell’s resort Lake Chelan April 23-24 with Emergency power supply systems and the annual will be held in Wenatchee Convention Center September 16-19. Phil also informed the members that the agreements for the annuals have been arranged thru 2012 in order to lock in pricing. The locations are Yakima 2009, Spokane 2010, Yakima 2011, and Spokane 2012.

7) NOMINATION COMMITTEE: A nomination committee to select the 2008 state president elect and 2009 state president which will come from the Eastern Chapter with Randy Kaiser, Norm Mclarin, Brad Jones and Phil Kercher nominated Phil Kercher for the state board to consider on at the February board meeting.

8) 2008 OFFICERS: The 2008 Eastern Chapter President Brad Jones Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health was introduced as the 2008 chapter president and Randy Kaiser will serve as Sec/Tres. Norm Mclarin the out going 2007 chapter president was awarded with a plaque recognizing him for his service to the chapter.

9) QUESTIONS FROM: Mike Kelly asked if any one had or if smoke detectors were required in patient rooms. The 2003 UBC does not require. Local authority having jurisdiction should be contacted.

Phil Kercher asked members if they have had any issues with cleaning/disinfectant agents for clinical equipment and if everyone follows the manufactures recommendations. An FDA alert concerning the corrosiveness of certain quaternary cleaning agents and the damage they can cause to clinical equipment.
Phil also addressed mixed sprinkler head types in smoke departments that all heads must be of the same type regular response, quick response etc. Be aware during remodel of existing spaces putting in new heads and overlooking existing heads with in that space.

10) EDUCATIONAL TOPIC: Chad Beebe, AIA, DOH Construction Review Services Manager gave a presentation on the many and various activities with in his department. Chad reported on the review process and the new look of the applications. Chad informed members that one of the changes is that the consultants for projects are now being listed on the application so as to receive any comments or correspondence concerning the project. The new application is available on the crs website.
Chad reported that the adoption of the guidelines with the amendments may occur in March of 2008 or later. One of the issues still in debate is the private room verses semi-private and the hand wash sinks in the bathrooms and patient rooms.

Adjournment:
THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 1:30.
NEXT MEETING: MARCH 14TH SAMARITAN HEALTHCARE, MOSES LAKE HOST KERRY CARPENTER.
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