This is my second of four letters to you––time sure flies when you are having fun! First of all I want to congratulate everyone: FHEA has once again achieved the Platinum Level Chapter award from ASHE. This is due to the dedication shown by all district chapters, our Executive Director, Alethea Vitray, our supporting members, and your Board of Directors. First and foremost, I want to thank Norm Epps, CHE, CHEP, for putting the chapter award submission together for FHEA; this is one of the duties that the State VP is assigned each year and represents a lot of work to accomplish in a short time frame. Norm will be our state president next year and I look forward to his leadership.


  We held the 30th Spring Meeting on May 8-9, 2014 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in the Panhandle. Even though the attendance was down somewhat from the previous year, the evaluations are all in agreement that it was a superior program. Our sincere thanks to all of the tabletop exhibitors whose support made the meeting possible, plus an extra shout out to the Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors who went above and beyond to help support the meeting. I canít say enough about the work Greg Hodgson put into our 7th annual spring golf outing that took place on Thursday before the Spring Meeting. A great job once again, providing us with a much needed break and opportunity to network with other healthcare professionals. But as good as Greg is, we couldnít put this golf outing on without our supporting members. Our thanks to them.
  It is time once again to ĎSave the Datesí: the FHEA 52nd Annual Meeting and Trade Show will be starting Monday, September 22nd and culminating Wednesday, September 24th 2014 at the Hilton Orlando. Registration for both the FHEA and AHCA events is open; simply go to and follow the link. There are several packages available including registration for both the AHCA Seminar and the FHEA Annual Meeting or just the trade show if you prefer. This year the FHEA has put together an excellent program; our opening speaker is George Mills, Director of Engineering for The Joint Commission. He will cover many subjects but will try to leave some time for us to have our questions addressed. Thank you to David Kovacs and Alethea for getting George Mills here for this meeting; it has been two years in the making!
  We also have a session on Indoor Air Quality during construction. We all have to deal with an ICRA from time to time so this should be quite helpful. Also a session on succession planning for facilities -- a hot topic, since ainít any of us getting younger! We also anticipate another great trade show which has already sold out all 281 booths!
  Another important date to remember is the annual ASHE conference and trade show August 3-6 in Chicago, IL. You can go to either and follow the ASHE link or log on to for program and registration information. I encourage you to attend; a lot of important information will be shared, and I hope to see some of yíall there.
  Since I became state VP it has been my goal to increase the number of members holding the CHE certification. In 2012 we had 32 folks certified, 3013 we were at 36, and as of the last board meeting we had 42! This is great but letís see if we can get the number up above 50 next year. The certification is simple to achieve and shows your dedication to our trade.
  Just a couple of final thoughts: it is summer and the thoughts of all Healthcare Engineers turn to the tropics. Everyone is saying this will likely be a slow hurricane season but it only takes one hitting near your facility to make it a very bad year indeed. I hope we all have the slow year predicted. It looks like this will be another scorcher of a summer so letís make sure our staff pays close attention to the heat when working on roofs, boiler rooms or anywhere else that may provide the opportunity to get overheated. Thank you all for the opportunity to lead this great organization I hope you and your families have a great summer -- be safe.

Scott McCormick, CHE, CHFM, CHSP
FHEA State President


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