Maximizing Group Purchasing Organizations
Laura Rygielski-Preston will lead a panel discussion on "Soft Skills for Engineers -- GPO, a Tool for Your Portfolio." Representatives from the top three group purchasing organizations and their owner representatives will participate in the panel. Details of this panel are:
-- Date: July 22
-- Time: 9:30-10:30 AM ET
-- Rygielski-Preston is available for media interviews upon request and appointments
Panel members will provide insights into how group purchasing organizations (GPOs) function, the value of a GPO to a healthcare system and how facility managers can leverage GPOs within their role to expand their footprint within the facility and increase their professional portfolio.
About the Annual Conference
The ASHE Annual Conference theme for 2008 is "Always Ready." A variety of programs, including a keynote address from Gene Kranz -- best known as the flight director for Apollo 11 and the Apollo 13 missions to the moon -- will provide practical, timely and realistic information to help ensure facility management professionals are always prepared to respond to emergencies and critical missions.
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), represents more than 8,700 facilities managers, engineers, clinical engineering / medical equipment managers, and professionals in the fields of facility management, healthcare design, construction and safety. With the many government regulations and other codes and standards affecting healthcare facilities, ASHE's efforts are focused on providing its members with much needed information and education through comprehensive publications and educational programming. For further information on ASHE, please visit http://www.ashe.org.
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