Uniting for Excellence: A Commitment to Growth and Advancement
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support of our chapter, both in official capacities and through informal contributions. Your dedication to our mission, vision, and values is the cornerstone of our success. To our committee chairs, coordinators, participants, and members: the time and effort you invest are truly inspirational. A sincere and resounding THANK YOU!
Reflecting on my two-decade journey in healthcare, which began with a strong foundation in safety from my time in construction, I am continually humbled by the dedication of our facilities teams and the entire Environment of Care. My tenure with Swedish and now Providence-Swedish has deepened my appreciation for these teams. I am especially grateful to the individual who invited me to my first WSSHE meeting and Education committee, marking a pivotal moment in my commitment to giving back to those who nurture our care environments.
Looking ahead to 2024, my aspiration is to expand our membership and enhance educational opportunities that align with both professional and personal aspirations. To realize this vision, the Puget Sound Chapter will intensify efforts to engage more colleagues and professionals within our industry. Each of us can contribute by inviting those who share our passion for healthcare engineering, safety, security, and clinical engineering to join our dynamic community.
Inclusivity is key. By welcoming diverse perspectives within the full spectrum of care, we enrich our collective wisdom and broaden our membership base. Our Outreach and Membership teams are already making strides in engaging peers across more hospitals within the large region we serve.
Education remains the lifeblood of our professional evolution. As WSSHE members, we are staunch advocates for lifelong learning. The Education Committee is poised to introduce groundbreaking discussions on technology integration, certification preparation courses (CHFM/CHC), and the exciting launch of the Puget Sound WSSHE University (PSWU) in early 2024. We are grateful for the groundwork laid by the SW Chapter and extend our thanks to David Bain, Diane Vandewall, and all future educators for spearheading this initiative.
I urge you to actively engage in and contribute to these educational pursuits. Whether you are a seasoned expert or new to healthcare engineering, there is always room for growth and discovery. Your dedication to our collective mission is invaluable, and for that, I thank you.
Together, let’s continue to unite for excellence and forge a path of continuous growth and advancement.
Stacia Rivera MBA, CHOP
Sr. Director EOC and Security Operations
Providence-Swedish | Puget Sound Region
Puget Sound Website Sponsors
Puget Sound Sustaining Sponsors
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Business Partner Advocate: Breanna Langston – MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions Email
Education Chair: Stacia Rivera – Swedish Email
Education Coordinator: Diane Vandewall – Krazan & Associates, Inc. Email
Membership Chair: Danny Scott
Membership Coordinator: Nicole Carter
Golf Chair: Corey Robinson
Charity Chair: Rob Pewitt
Charity Coordinator: Breanna Langston – MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions Email
Policies and Procedures
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