The Health Care Institute is extending its
congratulations to Walter Vernon, CEO of Mazzetti and vice
president of HCI, on his recent appointment to the Executive
Committee of the
International Federation of Hospital
HCI represents the United States to IFHE, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to the international exchange
of information on healthcare facility design, construction,
engineering, commissioning, maintenance, and estate management.
Vernon’s appointment to the Executive Council was made as he
represented HCI at IFHE’s annual Congress, which took place
April 16-21 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Vernon is one of 12 members, representing 12
countries, serving on the IFHE Executive Council. This marks the
first time in ten years that the United States has been
represented on the Executive Council of this prestigious
“This is a great honor in recognition of Walt’s
contribution to healthcare worldwide and his continuing
leadership in sustainable design,” commented HCI President Mike
Wood on the appointment. “With the appointment HCI and the
United States have re-entered the world stage of international
healthcare planning, design, construction and engineering.
Please join us in congratulating Walt on his appointment to this
“The IFHE brings together the best thinking of the international
engineering community,” said Vernon. “It is clear to me that
healthcare engineers around the world are struggling with
similar kinds of challenges. It is equally clear to me that
IFHE, and its U.S. affiliate HCI, have the potential to do great
things for our industry, both internationally and in the United
States. I am proud that the HCI is bringing its members access
to this unique global resource. I will work hard to be an
effective communication channel."