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HCI Past President Gehring Appointed Director Engineering & Plant Operations for Kaiser

  by Megan Headley | July 06, 2016

Leo Gehring, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, the immediate past president of the Health Care Institute, has been appointed director of engineering and plant operations at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center, one of the country’s leading healthcare providers and not-for-profit health plans serving more than 10.6 million members.

In his new role, Gehring holds responsibility for all plant operations for the Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center. He serves as point of contact for all issues related to the physical plant, as well as grounds and construction project operations. Among other duties, this includes managing the development and implementation of standards for plant operations and maintenance, and employing best practices for systems development and cost-effective operations standards. It also includes the prevention of potential facility problems, maintaining compliance with all governmental and accrediting agencies, and guiding staff in their attainment of service, quality and cost objectives.

Gehring has held roles at numerous facilities in a career that spans 45 years of teaching, consulting, and operating in the healthcare facilities and construction industries. Among other roles, he served as president of the Health Care Institute from 2013 to 2015.

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