The Health Care Institute (HCI), an IFMA Alliance Partner, has appointed Walt Vernon, CEO of Mazzetti, to its Board of Directors.
Vernon brings to this new role his insight from more than 30 years of experience working with healthcare clients of all sizes around the world to plan, design and operate their facilities. In addition to his work with Mazzetti, a national consulting and engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco, Vernon has served with a number of other industry organizations.
Currently, Vernon serves on the NFPA 99 Electrical Systems Technical Committee; is the vice chair for the ASHRAE 189.3 committee; and represents ASHE on the ASHRAE 188 committee. Vernon is on the Board of the Research and Development Committee for the Facilities Guideline Institute. He also sits on UL1069 for Nurse Call Systems and the ANSI E60 committee Setting Standards for Sustainability, and is leading the team developing the American Hospital Association’s Sustainability Roadmap and Energy to Care Programs.
Vernon previously served as electrical engineer for the California Hospital Building Safety Board. He also served as one of three co-coordinators for the Green Guide for Healthcare and is a former board member of Healthcare Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.
About the Health Care Institute
HCI serves a constituency that interacts directly with the business office and/or C-suite, and supervises multiple aspects of health care facilities management including healthcare facility design, construction and operations. HCI is one of the most prominent healthcare facilities-related organizations internationally, with members throughout the world. It is the exclusive United States “A” member in the prestigious International Federation of Hospital Engineering (IFHE).
HCI’s nationwide educational seminar series has traveled to 25 different cities, resulting in a forum where facilities managers can problem solve with healthcare architects, designers, engineers, contractors and administrators.
For more information about HCI, visit the organization’s website: http://hcinstitute.info.
IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 22,000 members in 78 countries. The association’s members manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than USD $100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.
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