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Health Care Institute Vice President Appointed to IFHE Executive Council

  by Megan Headley | April 19, 2016
   
 

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 Engineering Council.

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 international organization.

“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 world body.”

“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."