Our Annual Meeting in Orlando was very successful. The Trade Show had 281 booths. We look forward to continuing our partnership with AHCA for this great event. This year’s Spring Meeting in Daytona Beach was very successful as well.
I am especially proud of the efforts and progress that many of our members have achieved to develop a state wide membership program. I want to thank everyone who has been involved in this initiative! A big thank you to Lily Salkoff for her efforts in coordinating with the Districts to get this program started. We have such an opportunity and so much potential to gain members with this program. We have a great start and I look forward to continued success with this program.
Congratulations to long standing members Jim “Hutch” Hutchinson and Rick Zurich who have achieved the goal of retirement! Both have been major contributors to the success of FHEA over the years. I hope we will continue to see them involved as Life Members.
I was saddened about the passing of our good friend and colleague Richard Armstrong. He will be missed.
Scott McCormick will be your State President for 2014 and I am confident he will do an outstanding job. Take a moment to learn about him in the article inside this edition of the Whistle and give him your support as he takes the helm.
Our 2014 Spring Meeting will be located in San Destin which is a great location with beautiful beaches.
We secured The Joint Commission’s George Mills as one of our speakers for our 2014 Annual Meeting. This should prove to be a valuable source of information directly from the TJC guru himself, so please plan to attend.
I want to thank all our Active and Supporting members. You are a great group of individuals and it’s all of you that make FHEA the successful organization that it is today. Again, it has been a real honor and privilege to have served you as your 2013 Florida Healthcare Engineering Association State President!
David Kovacs, CHE
FHEA State President