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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ONLINE TRAINING / HCC Program 10-28-2020


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

This HCC training will be an ONLINE TRAINING COURSE. Once you register, you will receive connection instructions.

Login time will be between 7:00 am and 7:30 am.

The online training course will start at 7:30 am and end at approximately 4:00 pm. There will be a number of breaks throughout the day and a 45 minute break for lunch.

$95 Registration Fee
(cost is per person)


The Healthcare Construction Certificate is a one-day seminar designed for contractors and hospital construction supervisors to provide knowledge of issues pertaining to construction in a healthcare environment. The attendee will receive a certificate of attendance, hard hat decal, wallet-size proof of certificate and a link to a pdf copy of the PowerPoint slides.

This seminar will be of interest to all contractors, their construction supervisors, facility managers and the staff of the engineering and maintenance departments. It will focus on healthcare construction and the operation of its critical life support systems and provide a refresher to the various code and recordkeeping requirements.

A login url link will be sent to you via email once your registration is processed. You will also be sent a link to the AnyWebinar app and it is recommended that you download that to receive the webinar. It is also recommended that you use Google Chrome as your internet browser. You must have a quality wifi signal. The sound will come through your computer speakers, but there will be an option to call in via phone for the sound once you’re logged in.


WHEA Codes & Standards Committee Members

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  • Lunch & Learn Series Webinar

    10/08/2020  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Basic Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC)

    Holiday Inn Eau Claire South I-94, 4751 Owen Ayres Ct, Eau Claire, WI 54701, USA

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  • Advanced HCC Program

    Glacier Canyon Conference Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells

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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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