Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers
August 2019

Blue Ridge District Central District Hampton Roads District
Dylan Henderson

Dylan Henderson
Hello Colleagues,

I trust that your summer has been full of fun, full of sun and full time well spent with your families! As we move forward into the Fall of 2019 you will begin to notice the impact of our leadership changes at the Board of Director level and subsequently within our district structures. The event calendar for the next 18 months is taking shape and will include future dates for district meetings, Fall and Spring Annual Seminar/Conference dates as well as key dates for our organization’s deliverables to ASHE as a part of our Platinum Affiliation. Amongst many district events scheduled to take place throughout the end of the year, I’d like to highlight one in particular; October 24th we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Fall Seminar at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Conference Center in Richmond, VA. More information and a call for abstracts will be issued soon. Please take advantage of this opportunity to give back to the VSHE community by supporting and presenting at the Fall Seminar! In addition, VSHE’s social media pages on Facebook and Instagram are taking off with new content on a regular basis thanks to new IT Chair Steve Brisson with Security Lock & Key. Please make sure to check these pages out and to join if you haven’t already! We also have exciting news on the sustainability front with more information coming towards the end of the year. VSHE  thrives on new perspectives, ideas and input from our members to grow and to bring value to our organization. We thank those that have stepped up to the plate to volunteer their time and resources to continuing our mission! If you have any ideas or would like to get involved, please reach out to a Board Member who can assist with putting you in touch with the right person.

Dylan Henderson
VSHE President 2019-2020
Lee Harrelson
Conference Co-Chair

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“Safety – The Most Important Position on the Field”  - The days are getting cooler and football season is upon us. You know what that means!  We are excited to announce the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VSHE) 3rd Annual Fall Safety Conference, to be held Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Richmond Conference Center in Richmond, Virginia.   The cost for this one-day seminar is $80.00 per person for VSHE Members and $100 per person for non-members. The fee includes parking, a light breakfast, lunch and snacks.  In addition to the great content from our previous seminars, this year’s format will include a Networking Social in the hotel bar area at the conclusion of the seminar. One drink ticket per attendee will be provided.   Accommodations at the hotel are available for those traveling from out of town.  Details will be posted on the VSHE website when they are available.

We encourage interested members to submit a proposal abstract and share your safety related expertise with our society.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Please visit the Sponsors tab of the VSHE website for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Conference Details:

“Safety – The Most Important Position on the Field”

Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers – Fall Safety Seminar
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Richmond Conference Center
2925 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23294


Lee Harrelson
Conference Chair 2019-2020
Membership Chair
Jerry Baker2017
We want to take a moment to celebrate our members and remind everyone to take advantage of the many benefits associated with VSHE. In addition to the district activities, which include social gatherings, educational opportunities, and advocacy updates, VSHE members are recognized as predominant leaders in healthcare facility management, maintenance, and construction. Why is this so? Because VSHE promotes continuous education and emphasis on the environment of care as well as the challenges our patient care teams face on a daily basis. VSHE members represent a community of professionals that elevate the industry standards and set the stage for excellence in patient care experiences and results. So again, thank you to all our members who carry the torch of responsibility and represent VSHE well.

Jerry Baker
VSHE Membership Chair 2019-2020

Steve Brisson
  Social Media/IT Chair

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Follow us and keep up to date on upcoming events and news coming out of VSHE! These platforms are used for us to communicate to the members but we would also like these platforms to be used by you, the facilities team for your hospitals. If you have a project or something special that is happening in your hospitals, let’s connect to figure out a way to showcase it (sbrisson@slkva.com). The social media platform names are below.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VSHEorg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vsheorg/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VSHE.ORG/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vsheorg/

Steve Brisson
VSHE Social Media/IT Chair 2019-2020

 Philip Prescott
Blue Ridge District Chair
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The Blue Ridge District offers a big Thank You to Phil Gentry for sharing information on Chiller Optimization during our August 22nd meeting.

Our next gathering will be a Social on December 4th. Details will be coming later.

Philip Prescott
VSHE Blue Ridge District Chair 2019-2020

Scott Schwegal 
Central District Chair
 Scott Schwegal

The Central District is having Social and all VSHE members are invited!

September 10, 2019
6pm ~ 8pm
Southern Railway Taphouse
111 Virginia St. Suite #100
Richmond, VA 23219

RSVP: david.stinson@mannington.com

We look forward to a great event and a chance to network and exchange ideas.

Mark your Calendars: 
October 24th the Central District will host VSHE’s 3RD Annual Fall Safety Conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Richmond Conference Center.

December 3rd we will have our annual Christmas party, and the theme will be VSHE Cares for Kids.

Scott Schwegal
VSHE Central District Chair 2019-2020

HR District Committee
Kyle Bond VSHE BOD

Join the Hampton Road District for a fun evening of networking and planning at Maker’s Craft Brewery in Norfolk!
This event is open to anyone interested in VSHE’s work in Healthcare Facility Maintenance, Design, and Construction. Bring a friend!

Hampton Roads District Social
September 18, 2019
6pm ~ 8pm

Maker’s Craft Brewery
735 East 23rd Street
Norfolk, VA 23504

RSVP:    kyle.bond@hoffman-hoffman.com

Kyle Bond
VSHE Hampton Roads Chair 2019-2020

Kyle Bond
Communications Chair

Kyle Bond VSHE BOD
The Benefits of ASHE Membership

As a member of VSHE, we encourage each of you who are not members of ASHE to consider joining. In the complex field of healthcare facilities management there is only one organization that speaks for us in all forums to include certification organizations, CMMS, and Code and Standards organizations: And that is ASHE!! In addition to advocacy, ASHE also is a leading source of education and certification programs in healthcare facilities. ASHE also conducts two national training sessions each year: (1) the Planning, Design and Construction Summit in the Spring, and (2) the Annual Conference in the Summer. These are truly one-stop meetings for all things “healthcare”. Please consider joining this great organization that represents our field.

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIPS: Our 2019/2020 sponsorships begin September 1, 2019. Look for an email with all the details coming to your inbox soon.

Kyle Bond
VSHE Communications Chair 2019-2020

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