TechNation’s 2019 HTM Week Contest was a way to celebrate with biomeds everywhere! The contest featured “Biomeds Making a Difference” and winners earned a $50 pizza party for their department! A winner was selected each weekday of HTM Week. One grand prize winner received a TechNation prize pack for up to 12 members of their department. We simply wanted to spotlight biomeds and how they and/or their departments help their facilities. Thank you to everyone who took time to participate in the contest.
The winners of the 2019 HTM Week Contest are:
1. Ken Mylar, System Director, HTM at Summa Health: The HTM staff at Summa Health has had a busy couple years. On top of the normal daily activities of maintaining medical equipment, there have been several projects lately that added a number of activities to our routines. Over the last few years, we have replaced all of our patient monitoring equipment, completely gutted and renovated various departments, removed and replaced more than half of our imaging equipment and we are a opening a new seven-floor patient tower at our Akron City campus.
2. Richard Collins, Biomed Tech at DH Biomedical: I work for a great company, a great boss, supervisor and crew. DH Biomedical covers the state of Florida with sales and service including PMs, equipment repair and upgrades. We are a full-service company for small hospitals, surgery centers, endoscopy centers, clinics and nursing homes (skilled nursing and rehab). “I have 40-plus years of biomed equipment service with many hospitals and service companies, DH Biomedical is one of the best I have worked with.”
3. Joie Marhefka, Assistant Teaching Professor and Biomedical Engineering Technology Program Coordinator at Penn State New Kensington: At Penn State New Kensington, we are preparing the next generation of biomeds to make a difference. I am confident that our graduates will make a difference!
4. Linda Jones, Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Kernersville VA Health Care Center: Being an employee of the Kernersville VA Health Care Center, which is a part of the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center, in Salisbury, North Carolina, already gives you great pride in giving back to the veterans of this region. But recently, myself and two have been working overtime hours at another VA Healthcare System in Fayetteville, North Carolina to assist with scheduled maintenance while they are short staffed. It has been very rewarding to complete these services to ensure the medical devices are ready for the care of our veterans in that region.
5. Max Goldtooth Sr, Lead Biomedical Technician, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation: Our biomedical department survived our hospital transitioning from an IHS hospital to a Self-Determination Tribal 638 corporation. We like to thank all the HTM professionals for their recommendations and support. Some have come out to take a look at our department and programs. We have come far trying to keep up with technology and making our hospital a Level 3 Trauma Center. We have a great team of administrators that supported us through the transition – especially, our biomedical manager. Thank you to all in the HTM world.
Joie Marhefka was selected as the grand prize winner.
TechNation applauds all of the HTM professionals who do so much for the heath care industry – especially the patients!
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