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Iowa Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE)


New for 2019: If you are an Iowa hospital engineering professional, there is no charge to join ISHE. Click here to join online.


The Iowa Society for Healthcare Engineering is organized for educational purposes and is an individual membership organization affiliated with the Iowa Hospital Association.  The organization’s objectives are to promote quality patient care through improved engineering practices.

  • Encourage members to develop in their knowledge of hospital engineering.
  • Promote the improvement of health care services by assisting members to exchange ideas as they relate to hospital engineering.
  • Conduct regular meetings, conferences and education programs.
  • Encourage membership involvement and support in national organizations.
  • Offer comment on proposed rules and regulations affecting the hospital engineering field.

Benefits of ISHE Membership:

  • Access to contemporaries across Iowa with similar roles and responsibilities.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Affordable education specific to health care engineers and facility managers.
  • District meetings.
  • A list serve dedicated to ISHE members on the IHA website.
  • Friday Mailing headlines e-mailed weekly.
  • Annual membership directory.
  • Education conference and annual trade show with products and services for engineering professionals.
  • Advocacy influence on legislation and regulations related to the hospital’s physical environment.

ISHE Events

2020 ISHE Special Topics Conference, April 9, IHA Conference Center, Des Moines
2020 ISHE Fall Conference, September 16-18, IHA Conference Center, Des Moines

ISHE Officers and District Chairs

Steve Cusher, President
Director, Facilities Operations
UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown

Rick Edington, Secretary
Facilities Manager
Kossuth Regional Health Center

Shawn Tjaden, District A Co-Chair
Facilities Manager
Loring Hospital

David Sahr, District A Co-Chair
Plant Operations Manager
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

Jeff Thode, District B Co-Chair
Plant Services Manager
Waverly Health Center

Bob Rawlins, District B Co-Chair
Plant Operations Manager
UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital

Darrin Hamilton, District C Co-Chair
Plant Operations Manager
Davis County Hospital

Mark Doll, District C Co-Chair
Director of Facilities
UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Peter Wemhoff, District D Co-Chair
Facilities Manager
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital

Lee Wyman, District D Co-Chair
Facilities Director
Cass County Health System

Bill Stirler, District E Chair
Safety and Compliance Officer
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

Join ISHE

If you are an Iowa hospital engineering professional, there is no charge to join ISHE.

Click here to join online.

Membership in the society is available to individuals who are active in the field of hospital engineering and related disciplines with administrative or supervisory responsibility and who are employed in an Iowa Hospital Association member hospital. Hospital engineering is defined as both an art and a science of efficiently planning, managing and maintaining the physical environment, equipment and telecommunications systems for health care. Members at this level will not be compensated for services rendered on behalf of ISHE.

ISHE List Serve

To subscribe to the ISHE List Serve, click here.

For More Information

John Richardson, Staff Liaison (515-288-1955)