The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced that George A. (Skip) Smith, CHFM, SASHE, director, facility management with Catholic Health Initiatives in Hilliard, OH was elected the 2010 President-Elect. The President-Elect will serve in this position during 2010 and assume the presidency in 2011. The ASHE Board of Directors has the responsibility to determine its mission, goals and objectives and to develop the strategic and financial plans to achieve them.

ASHE has also re-elected Mark A. Kenneday, MBA, CHFM, SASHE and voted in four new members to its Board of Directors for terms beginning on January 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2011. The association congratulates the following individuals:

Region Three
Philip C. Stephens, MHA, CHFM, SASHE
Director Facilities Management Services
Carolinas Medical Center - NorthEast
Concord, NC

Region Six
Gary L. Hempeck
Director, Plant Operations
HealthEast St. Joseph Hospital
St. Paul, MN

Region Seven
Mark A. Kenneday, MBA, CHFM, SASHE
Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Little Rock, AR

Region Eight
Skanda V. Skandaverl, BSM, MBA, CHFM, FASHE
Director, Facilities & Construction
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Lawrence, KS

Region Ten
Stephen J. Grose, CHFM
Administrative Director
Virginia Mason Medical Center

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