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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.

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WHEA NEWS

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 PROGRAM Advanced HCC 11-11-2020

ONLINE PROGRAM / ADVANCED HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE (HCC)

When: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
PRESENTED BY: ICRA Solutions, LLC

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Login: 7:30 am – 8:00 am

Registration Fee – $95

ABOUT THE EVENT

This Advanced HCC comes with a prerequisite of currently holding a Healthcare Construction Certificate. If you aren’t sure if you have a current certificate, go to the Education tab and to the HCC Renewal dropdown. There’s a link on that page to the list of certificate holders. If your name is on the list, you are eligible to take this course, not matter what your expiration date is. This course will renew your current HCC for an additional 3 years.

This year’s Advanced Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) program is titled “Advanced Construction in Healthcare Facilities Workshop”, and is an 8- hour educational program conducted by ICRA Solutions. This program will provide you with resources and knowledge to help you attain a higher level of AHA certifications to prove you have the background to work safely in a healthcare environment. To obtain a complete understanding of the Infection Control Risk Assessment Program required to complete work in a hospital as well as the necessary means to maintain compliance with Joint Commission, DNV and National Fire Protection Association Standards during the construction process. This workshop will provide an emphasis on the CHC Exam resources as well as practice test questions.

Due to Covid 19 recommendations for social distancing, ICRA Solutions will be running the training virtually using the ZOOM platform.

This Advanced Healthcare Construction Certificate course can be considered the next step up to WHEA’s Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) program. This seminar will be of interest to all contractors, their construction supervisors, facility managers and the staff of the engineering and maintenance departments.

PRESENTER

Byron Burns, CHFM, CHC, CHOP
AHA/ASHE Faculty Member
Director of Facilities Management
ICRA Solutions, LLC

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WHEA CALENDAR

11/11/2020
11/12/2020
  • Lunch & Learn Series Webinar

    11/12/2020  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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12/10/2020
  • Lunch & Learn Series Webinar

    12/10/2020  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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12/11/2020
  • Newsletter Article Deadline

    12/11/2020

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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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RESOURCE LINKS

LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINARS

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

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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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