ACCE faculty members at
October 2004 HTM Seminar in Kosovo
Kevin Taylor, Steve Grimes, George Johnston, Sam Miller with Tom
On-Site Ministry of Health mentor in Pristina,
Kosovo, October 2005 – March 2006:
George I. Johnston
MS Applied Science (biomedical engineering), Portland State University
1979, BSEE Johns Hopkins University 1955; Registered Professional
Engineer, (PE) No. 8140 (electrical), Oregon Board of Engineering
Examiners, 1974; Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) No. 41, The
International Certification Commission, 1975; Certified Safety
Professional (CSP) No. 6870, American Society of Safety Engineers, 1982.
1948-1955, medical electronics technician
,Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine;
1955-1958, biomedical engineer, Instrument Section (later to become
Instrument Engineering and Development Branch), National Institutes of
Health; 1958-1988, founder of the University of Oregon Medical School’s
biomedical engineering support facility (Research Instrument
Service), later to become the Oregon Health Sciences Center’s
University Hospital Clinical Engineering Department. 1964-1972
participated as part of teaching faculty in summer NSF (National Science
Foundation) sponsored six week course “Electronics for Scientists”
designed to provide research scientists basics in electronics and
ability to design custom research instrumentation for their
projects. After retirement (1988) continued consulting activities
with Dybonics, Inc. (founded by me with two partners in 1967) in
medical incident/accident investigation/reconstruction providing expert
testimony in legal cases. Published over forty papers or
monographs on original research instrument development or clinical
Began volunteering for one-month biomedical engineering consulting
assignments for Project HOPE in 1983, in Jamaica (twice), Poland (once);
June 1988, did a one-month biomedical engineering development project
on an OHSU contract with Saudi Arabia’s University Hospital in Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia; following retirement in 1988 did a one-year biomedical
engineering education and training project for Project HOPE in China;
returned to China for three months in 1990 to manage the organization
and conduction of the “Second Annual Conference on Biomedical
Engineering Training and Education in China” ( I did the first one in
1989); 1992 did a one-year biomedical engineering education and
training project for an NGO in Guyana; Since then have participated in
workshops and short term assignments in Egypt, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore,
Belize, Kosovo, India, Tanzania and Ecuador for a variety of
Government relationships in developing countries,
clinical engineering management, basic and advanced electronic
education on trouble-shooting, design and fabrication.
Workgroup members (Advisors) off-site:
Leader: Thomas Judd
of Science Aero Engineer Naval PG School, 1973. "Equivalent
Masters of Science Biomedical Engineering" Johns
Hopkins University 1979. Bachelors of Science Aero Engineer US
Naval Academy 1972. PE 1980, Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) 1983,
CertProfHealthcare Qual. 1999
: 30 yrs clinical/biomedical engr -
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville FL,
Hospital Corp of America (HCA), Department of Defense (DoD) Military
Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente (KP); 17 yrs CE and healthcare quality -
HCA, DoD, KP.
Started Advanced CE Workshops 1991, led or participated in 10 of 30;
worked with CE colleagues in 75 countries related to this. WHO
Consultant to Ministries of Health in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin
America for Essential Health Technology Package - health resource
planning/management tool since '00.
Ministry of Health (MoH) relationships, healthcare in
3rd world countries, quality of care, and CE management
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Stephen Grimes is a Senior Consultant and Analyst specializing in clinical
engineering and health technology management issues with GENTECH in
Saratoga Springs, NY.
Mr. Grimes has nearly 30 years experience with hospitals, shared service
organizations, and healthcare consulting firms. As a nationally
recognized authority on topics ranging from future challenges facing
clinical engineering to medical device security and the HIPAA Security
Rule's implications for biomedical technology, he is a frequent speaker
and author. He is also the regular columnist on information technology to
the Journal of Clinical Engineering and the associate editor for clinical
engineering for IEEE's Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine. He
also serves as a healthcare technology management consultant to the World
Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Mr. Grimes is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives
(ACHE), the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
(AAMI), and a Senior Member of the Healthcare Information and Management
Systems Society (HIMSS) where he chairs their Medical Device Security
Workgroup. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Clinical
Engineering (ACCE) where he currently serves as President-Elect and chair
of their HIPAA Task Force. Mr. Grimes is a graduate of Purdue
University's Biomedical Engineering Program.
David “Dave“ Harrington, PhD.
Started as designer of medical devices in 1964, became product manager,
sales, then to New England Medical Center in 1976 as head of Medical
Engineering. Retired 1996 for international work, headed
non-profit organization (AMRF) several yrs before starting to develop
facilities to make medical supplies in developing countries
Have over 90 published articles on medical instrumentation, worked in
over 40 countries on medical projects. Bachelors of Arts in
Education, Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Masters in Business
Administration (MBA), PhD in religion.
Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University
. 1985; MBA, Boston
University, 1989; Masters of Science Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, 1995.
6 years' biomedical engineering and Biomedical
Engineering management experience in US Army and University of
Connecticut Health Center. Additional 8 years' healthcare
administration experience in Romania, Turkey, Rwanda, Mexico.
Assembled and thrice deployed the US Army's mobile
disaster/terrorist response hospital for the Eastern Hemisphere.
Professional Internet website designer and business &
logistics, duties & customs, transportation,
healthcare in 3rd world countries, website design, publicity &
search engine optimization, economics, finance, and statistics.
Patrick “Pat“ Lynch
An experienced biomedical technician, engineer and manager who
has over 30 years' experience in the support/management of medical
equipment. Pat is a CBET and CCE who has chaired the Biomedical
Equipment Technician (BMET) Board of Examiners (BOE) and is the current
chair of the CE BOE.
21 years with Premier (now Aramark) to 7 years with a large
non-profit hospital in Atlanta, now Regional Director for Clinical
Engineering in Indiana for TriMedx, Inc., a medical equipment service
company wholly owned by Ascension Health in St. Louis. TriMedx
provides clinical engineering in 12 states, from Alaska to Florida and
employs over 240 technicians and engineers. Applicable
experience: Successful strategist in the establishment and
implementation of laboratory, general biomedical and radiological
service programs. Specific technical expertise in medical
equipment management and anesthesia equipment.
James “Sam” Miller
Bachelors of Science in Electrical
Engineering, Gannon University (1958); Masters of Science in Electrical
Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (1964); Clinical
Engineering Certification #149 (1976).
In 1974 he established the
Biomedical Engineering Department at the Millard Fillmore Hospitals
(MFH) in Buffalo, NY. Department operations included serving the
Clinical Engineering needs of all MFH facilities and scores of other
local hospitals as well on a shared engineering services basis. Life
Member of IEEE, recently served as Chair of the ACCE International
Now semi-retired, but
serving as volunteer faculty for international training missions.
Member of a hospital delegation exchanged visits with two hospitals in
Lviv, Ukraine as part of the United States Agency for
International Development/American International Health Alliance (AIHA)
partnership program. Within the past five years he has participated in
training missions to Ukraine and Armenia sponsored by Carelift
International, Technology Management workshops in Nicaragua, Peru,
Ecuador for World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization,
and in Kosovo for International Aid, Inc.
Army BMET in US Army Hospital Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, 2003-2005;
Instructor to Kosovo MoH Biomedical team 2005
non-governmental organization (NGO) , Medical Equipment Training
(MET) program director; led training for MoH Kosovo Biomedical team
2003-present; US Air Force trained BMET; 30 years involvement in
international NGO efforts related to medical equipment support
James O. Wear, Ph.D.
Bachelors of Science (l959),
Masters of Science (l960), and Ph.D. (l961) from the University of
Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR). Managing Director, Little Rock Employee
Education Resource Center, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).
Responsible for training of engineering and safety personnel in 172 DVA
hospitals, about 10,000 employees. A lot of distance education
techniques to train employees. Professor, Biomedical Instrumentation
Technology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock,
AR) from 1972-2000. Active in the ACCE, AAMI, ASHE. CCE and Certified
Health Care Safety Professional. Fellow ASHE.
Currently on Board of
Examiners for CE. Previously served on BOE for BMETs, CEs, and Health
Care Safety Professionals.
Many publications in national journals, 20 chapters in books and
co-authored 9 books; many 200 presentations locally and globally.
Taught in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia,
Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa, Singapore and
Malaysia, many for WHO/PAHO ACCE workshops.