Garrison Named American Society for Healthcare Engineering Fellow
Slightly more than 100 members have obtained the Fellow level of achievement
October 21, 2009
Don Garrison, chief of facilities management at Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN), recently received the prestigious American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Fellow Award, which honors the exemplary efforts, outstanding achievements, and accomplishments of an individual in the field of health care engineering.
The ASHE Fellow award is one of the highest designations awarded by the organization and is based on many areas such as education, experience in the health care field (including construction, maintenance, and repairs), health care management, major accomplishments, community activities, and contributions to the field. Since ASHE’s founding more than 50 years ago, slightly over 100 members have obtained the Fellow level of achievement.
Since joining FCHN in 2001, Garrison has overseen strategic construction planning and campus development that has included a two-year $12.5 million renovation and construction project at Franklin Memorial Hospital completed in 2006, as well as a $15 million newly constructed 58,000 square-foot Medical Arts Center, which is home to five Franklin Health medical practices and other hospital departments. The Medical Arts Center, which is connected to Franklin Memorial Hospital, was completed in 2008.
Garrison is a member of the FCHN leadership team and supervises clinical engineers, plant operations, maintence, and is the organization’s safety officer.
Garrison has held many positions in engineering societies at the state, regional, national, and even international levels. In 2002 Garrison was recognized as the Engineer of the Year for the New England region, and in 2006 he received the Senior level ASHE award. Garrison has written many articles for both local and national publications. He has been an editorial advisor for the International Federation of Hospital Engineering’s official publications, and is currently the New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society (NEHES) newsletter editor and Web site coordinator.
Garrison resides in Farmingdale with his wife Coral.
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