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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

2019 ISHE Fall Conference, September 11-13, Sheraton Hotel, West Des Moines
2019 IHA Annual Meeting, October 8-10, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines
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

John Gotta, President
Facility Director
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

Mark Pottebaum, Secretary
Director, Plant Operations
Orange City Area Health System

John Maule, District A Co-Chair
Director of Engineering
Burgess Health Center

Rick Edington, District A Co-Chair
Director of Facilities
Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona

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

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

Andrew Lauritsen, District D Co-Chair
Maintenance/Environmental Supervisor
CHI Health Mercy Corning

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


New for 2019: 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)