I attained my CHFM certification through the American Hospital Association in 2009 affirming a career spent expanding my knowledge in the field of facilities management via the experience garnered through life lessons and accessing a support system of co-workers, peers, mentors,and friends.
Responsible for the Building and Grounds of a critical access hospital and its 7 satellite clinics/offices.
Ensured code compliance through inspections by various accreditation organizations such as TJC, CMS, and various State of Michigan agencies.
Developed and monitored departmental operating and capital budgets.
Procured departmental equipment and supplies and issued purchase orders.
Prioritized and issued work orders and assigned maintenance/repair duties,
Managed potentially disruptive situations and minimized their impact on hospital operations by using effective problem solving and decisive decision making skills (e.g. sewage lift station and emergency generator/transfer switch issues). Showed an ability to troubleshoot problems and assess risk outcomes given differing decision options.
Implemented a building envelope assessment which included a plan for addressing differing roof conditions and prioritizing remediation.
Recommended plan for cost savings involving hospital helipad.
Submitted energy savings proposal pertaining to uninsulated building steam lines.
Actively involved with the hospital safety committee including regular participation with internal and external disaster drills.
Experienced and participated in varying degrees with two major hospital building projects (1993-OR suite/OB expansion, 2001 ED, Med/Surg, ancillary departments). Intense coordination and cooperation with the construction management firm.
Served multiple terms on both the state MiSHE board and the regional NCMiSHE board.
Provided orientation and training to departmental and general staff.
Promoted and fostered teamwork within the department
Established effective working relationships with every hospital department so as to support their operations.
Established effective working relationships with other professionals, service technicians, and vendors.
American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), Michigan Society of Healthcare Engineers (MiSHE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
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