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Iowa Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE)

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

2019 ISHE Fall Conference, September 11-13, Sheraton Hotel, West Des Moines
2018 IHA Annual Meeting, October 9-11, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

ISHE Officers and District Chairs

Jeremy Meyer, President
Maintenance Coordinator
Regional Medical Center, Manchester

Jason Wilbur, President-elect
Plant Operations Manager
Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital, Primghar

John Gotta, Secretary
Facility Director
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

Jason Wilbur, District A Chair
Plant Operations Manager
Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital, Primghar

Rick Edington, District B Chair
Director Facilities
Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona

Jeff Thode, District C Chair
Plant Services Manager
Waverly Health Center

William Stirler, District E Chair
Compliance & Safety Officer
Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines

Rick Traxler, District F Chair
Maintenance Manager
Mercy Medical Center-Centerville


Click here to join online.
Hospital Engineers - Click here to download a Member application form.

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.
To send a message to the ISHE List Serve, click here

For More Information

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