WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY
FOR HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
KADLEC MEDICAL CENTER, RICHLAND, WA
JUNE 6, 2008
Jason Rose, Andrew Conklin, Mark Overby, Bill Kinzel, Gordon smith, Dale Oakley
,Don Thornton, Rod Wolff, Tim Heidlebaugh, Neil Helberg, Brad Jones, Don Fulton,
Host: Dale Oakley
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order 10:15 by President Brad Jones.
Approval of Minutes:
The minutes from the March meeting were approved.
1) SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT: Brad Jones gave a Treasurer report.
2) NEWSLINE ARTICLES: Encouraged members to participate in new article.
3) ADVOCACY: Dale Oakley has submitted humidifiers to the state review to
install humidifiers that are not steam driven and is looking at live Steam
injection for OR suites.
WSHA has solicited a letter be written to support the DOH staffing requests.
AIA guidelines were discussed concerning the adoption in Washington . The
conversation was around the process for exemption of some of the standards and
methods for that process. The State apparently is looking at our functional
narrative to clarify issues with the code and will look at possible exception
through that process.
Brad Jones has been working with Chad Beebe to see how he might be able to get
DOH and DSHS more integrated in working with each other.
Brad Jones authored a letter on behalf of himself and WSSHE to the Regional
Director of Washington State Department of Health and Social Services (DSHS) in
an effort to integrate participation from DSHS in the WSSHE similar to that of
the DOH/CRS The hope is to bring the regulating agencies to work more closely
together on projects and facility related EOC matters.
4) ASHE NEWS: Brad spoke to the members about the ASHE rewards program
and requirements for the different levels. Brad brought the idea (I think this
was suggested by Phil Kercher) we pay for 65.00 dollars toward new member
wanting to join and will reimburse them that amount when they join to encourage
membership. We Tim Heidlebaugh made a motion to accept that idea it was seconded
and approved we pay for this subsidy until we reach 50% in WSSHE for ASHE
5) BOARD REPORT: Brad reported that the board has requested all chapters
to amend their respective by-laws to match the state by-laws , associate member
sponsorships were discussed, Scott carol is new region 10 representative, And a
state committee was established to study Green initiatives and ideas for health
6) UPCOMING EDUCATION/CONFERENCES:
September 16-19: Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition Tradeshow; The
Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, Wenatchee, WA.
The entertainment will be putt putt golf and members in partner with an
associate member and build a hole we need 18 holes for this process.
7) WSSHE SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Brad announced that WSSHE will have five
750.00 scholarships available. Applications are on the WSSHE website and are due
by August 15th.
8) NEW BUSINESS: State Fire Marshall’s office will train your staff on
request for life safety training. Contact Brandon Lamay for more information.
9) QUESTIONS FROM CHUCK: Many items were discussed and if you missed it,
bummer. Tim reported on his last JCAHO life safety. And will discuss with
interested persons. call him for info if interested.
10) EDUCATION TOPIC/SPEAKER: Speaker Jason Rose Kadlec Medical center.
Discussed dirty power and Ups systems and monitoring equipment for critical
NEXT MEETING: September 5th Central Washington Hospital. Discussion on if
we should have this as the annual is only 2 weeks away. Will poll members as to
Jones adjourned the meeting at 1:30 and we did a tour of the new