AAMI News January 2018

Winning the Gold, AAMI Foundation Scholarship Program Expands

The AAMI Foundation raised more than $115,000 in 2017 for its scholarship program as part of the “Going for Gold” campaign to celebrate AAMI’s 50th anniversary, surpassing its ambitious goal of $100,000. Because of this outpouring of support, the Foundation will be able to expand the program in 2018 from five scholarships to seven.

“We are so grateful to the corporations, both large and small, and individual AAMI members and supporters for their generous contributions,” said AAMI COO Steve Campbell. “On more than one occasion, I’ve told a donor, ‘You made my day,’ and I meant it. These donations go directly to the students who need the financial help.”

Some of the most generous supporters in 2017 included Crothall Healthcare, Healthmark Industries, Medtronic, Becton Dickinson & Co., Alpha Source, UL, TriMedx, Sodexo, and DOTmed.

Since the program launched in 2009, the AAMI Foundation has awarded scholarships to more than 20 students with diverse backgrounds and career aspirations, many of whom are now enjoying thriving careers in healthcare technology.

“Make no mistake, these scholarships can shape a student’s career and life,” Campbell said. “For some, this support is the boost they need to continue their education and begin a rewarding career. It also means a lot to the healthcare technology management field to help fill vacancies resulting from a growing number of retirees and help groom future leaders.”

This year, the AAMI Foundation will award scholarships to six students pursuing careers in healthcare technology management and one student studying systems engineering. To be eligible, applicants must be entering or be a current full-time college student at an accredited college or university. Applications must be received by Jan. 31. More details about how to apply can be found at www.aami.org/scholarship.

Thank You to These Generous Donors

AAMI is grateful for the support of all the companies, groups, and individuals who have contributed to the AAMI Foundation Scholarship Program since June 2017. The amounts listed reflect contributions made by these donors since the program was created in 2009.

Chairman’s Circle ($10,000 or more)

Becton Dickinson & Co.
Crothall Healthcare
Healthmark Industries Company, Inc.
Japanese Society of Medical Instrumentation (JSMI)
Medtronic, Inc.
Sodexo Clinical Technology Management

President’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

Trabue Bryans, BryKor, LLC
Phoenix Data Systems, Inc.
Replacement Parts Industries, Inc.

Sponsors ($2,500–$4,999)

Pat Baird, MBA, Philips
Eurofins Medical Device Testing
Marcy F. Petrini, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC

Benefactors ($1,000–$2,499)

Accuent, LLC
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
DESCO – Diagnostic Equipment Services Corporation
Richard Eliason, CBET, Crothall
Alan Gresch, Accruent, LLC
Ed Kimmelman, JD, Kimmelman Consultancy
Innovative Sterilization Technologies, LLC
Stephens International Recruiting
Matt Weinger, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Patrons ($500–$999)

Donald Armstrong, CBET, CHTM
Baltimore Medical Engineers and Technicians Society (BMETS)
David Braeutigam, MBA, CBET, CHTM, consultant
DelCor Technology Solutions
Annette Hillring, Hillring & Associates
Eamonn Hoxey, PhD, consultant
Tina Krenc, KTA Compliance Consulting
Kenneth Maddock, Aramark Healthcare Technologies
Vickie Snyder, Booz Allen Hamilton
Virginia Biomedical Association
Steve J. Yelton, PE, CHTM, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College


John R. Armstrong, CBET-E, Des Moines Division – VA Central Iowa Healthcare System
Angela G. Baltz, CBET, Oregon Health & Science University
Diego Gomez-Morales, CBET, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency
Jane Higgins, Dynamic Benchmarking
Stephen M. Kovach, Healthmark Industries, Co.
Daniel Rubery, NxStage Medical, Inc.
David A. Stiles, CBET, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Laurence Tanner, Capital Area Health Consortium
Donald G. Tucker, Jr., MBA, CBET, Crothall
Timothy D. Williams, CBET, Baycare Health Systems

Friends (Up to $100)

Paul Anger
Scott Nielsen Barton, MBA, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Dynamic Healthcare Innovations
Bhaskar Iduri, MS, Renovo Solutions, LLC
Debra S. Lukan, CBET, Cheshire Medical Center
Beth Ann Mayfield, Monongalia General Hospital
Juan A. Melendez, Florida Hospital
Michele L. Moore, CBET, GBMC
Mark Plough, CBET, Texas State Technical College
Louis Schonder, Jr., CBET, Philadelphia Area Medical Instrumentation Association
Steven M. Simon, CBET, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rhonda Stokes, AAMI
Chi Wah Tai, CHTM, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital