The Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association is a premier organization providing quality education; advocacy and outreach within our healthcare community.

WHEA is recognized by local and national regulatory organizations as an essential partner in the codes and standards development and compliance process. The key to our success is a commitment to our members and the development of professional relationships.

The Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) is comprised of six (6) local chapters positioned strategically throughout the state. Although each chapter has its own bylaws, officers, and conducts separate chapter meetings, all chapters are governed by the state bylaws. Members of each WHEA chapter automatically become a member of the state organization.



Maintenance and Plant Operations Employee Recognition Week Commemorative Items for Sale

Maintenance and Plant Operations Employee Recognition events are celebrated by the employees of healthcare facilities maintenance and plant operations departments annually. A commemorative button is designed each year and is sold and distributed by our members. Beginning in 2006 this event became a week-long celebration that coincides with the annual ASHE healthcare engineering recognition week in October.

Besides the commemorative button, there are also posters and banners that may be purchased to make this day special for plant operations and maintenance employees. You’ll note that our buttons and posters are specific to the date of the annual Recognition Week, but the durable vinyl banners (either horizontal & vertical versions) have been designed so they are not year-specific and, therefore, can  be used year after year for your Recognition Week celebrations — a great investment at a modest price.

This year especially, be sure to recognize all the hard work your essential workers have done to keep our healthcare facilities operating safely. 

Order your buttons, banners (vertical or horizontal) and posters by clicking the order form link below, fill out the form and submit it. Due to the cancellation of the annual conference, all orders will need to be shipped. The order form will add the flat rate shipping charge automatically.  You will be sent a confirmation/invoice via email, so be sure that the email you enter is valid. If you do not receive this confirmation/invoice, please contact Jane Bruvold.

Be sure to order early!

If you have any questions, please Send a Message to Jane.

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2020 WHEA Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition Cancellation

The WHEA Board, after several weeks of careful consideration and with great thought, is announcing the cancellation of the WHEA Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition that was to be held in Appleton, September 29 – October 2, 2020, due to the continuing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a healthcare facility organization, the concern for the health of our attendees, technical exhibitors, conference workers and hotel personnel plus the serious consequences of holding a large gathering to our healthcare facilities around the State weighed heavily in our decision.

Please know that the WHEA Board and the Conference Committee did not come to this decision lightly. The tremendous amount of networking done at our conference is what makes it one of the premier events of the year and what also made this cancellation the right thing to do. We eagerly look forward to a full and exciting annual conference in 2021.

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  • Board Meeting

    12/11/2020  9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Glacier Canyon Conference Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, USA

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  • Member Services Meeting

    12/11/2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Glacier Canyon Conference Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, USA

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  • Lunch & Learn Series Webinar

    01/14/2021  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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The Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association’s Educational and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) will once again be offering 12 webinars for the 2020 calendar year for a one time, low price per computer connection.*

These webinars will be held every 2nd Thursday of the month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and are available by yearly subscription only.

When: Second Thursday of the Month


WHEA offers site-based educational programs at various locations throughout the state. The Education and Professional Development Committee chooses these site-based programs from the input we receive on our program evaluations. At times there are hot topic items that pop up where we try to pull together a program if we feel the topic is an important one. One of our standard programs is the “Healthcare Construction Certificate” program which occurs 3 times a year and we try to make it accessible to everyone no matter what region of Wisconsin you live in.



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