President’s Message

I am honored to be selected to serve as the President of the Puget Sound Chapter!

The physical environment in healthcare is one of the most complex and challenging environments to operate and maintain. Clinicians and support staff rely on us to provide an environment where they can where they can do their best work in caring for patients. Without facilities, patient care can’t happen. Unfortunately, it can be pretty thankless job because when we do our job right, it often goes unnoticed. End users think things “just work”. On the other side of the curtain, however, we know it takes hard work, a coordinated team effort, vast amounts of knowledge, and a great deal of creativity to keep things “just working”.

My experience in healthcare started as a business partner and the relationships built within WSSHE helped me understand the broader challenges of healthcare engineeering outside of my area of work. Participation in the committees board meetings provided an invaluable window into the perspectives of those on the front lines. When I started at Seattle Children’s, I was grateful for the knowledge and insight gained from my many years in WSSHE.

The networking, education, and friendships are what keep me coming back year after year, and I look forward to continuing efforts to bring the value of this amazing organization to others in our community. I encourage anyone interested in deepening their understanding of this industry to get involved in WSSHE – join s committee, attend a board meeting, become a member.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve!

Sincerely,

Nancy Brown
WSSHE President

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Officers

President: Nancy Brown – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Immediate Past President: Camilla Yamada

Secretary: Rob Pewitt – Swedish Medical Center Email

President Elect: Mitchell Pohl – Seattle Children’s Hospital Email

Business Partner Advocate: Breanna Langston – MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions Email

Treasurer: Mitchell Pohl – Seattle Children’s Hospital Email

Education Chair: Stacia Rivera – Swedish Email

Education Coordinator: Diane Vandewall – Krazan & Associates, Inc. Email

Policies and Procedures

WSSHE Puget Sound Chapter Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy

Read/Print Reimbursement Policy & Claim Form

The Board of Directors of WSSHE Puget Sound (WSSHE PS) recognizes that board members and officers of WSSHE PS may be required to travel or incur other expenses from time to time to conduct chapter business (including participation at WSSHE state meeting and functions as required by virtue of chapter office) and to further the mission of our organization. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that (a) adequate cost controls are in place, (b) travel and other expenditures are appropriate, and (c) a uniform and consistent approach exists for the timely reimbursement of authorized expenses. It is the policy of WSSHE PS to reimburse only reasonable and necessary expenses, which are actually incurred, in conjunction with conduct of official chapter business.

Note: Receipts are required for any expense in excess of $25, except mileage. For mileage, print and attach trip mileage calculation from Google Maps

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