This award is given to a biomedical equipment technician (BMET) to recognize individual dedication, achievement, and excellence in the field of healthcare technology management.
The award includes a $1,500 check and a plaque to be presented at the AAMI Exchange.
Nicholas Grecco, CBET, team lead at Baycare Health, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in Trinity, FL
Grecco spearheaded an impressive hospital-wide electrocardiogram (ECG) pad conversion. Through his troubleshooting and analysis, he determined that the pads were causing artifacts and noise in patients’ recorded heart rhythms. He identified an alternative ECG pad already in the hospital’s inventory to remedy the situation and helped roll out a conversion of all ECG pads across the entire hospital.
“It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award especially in light of the caliber of the other nominees,” said Grecco. “One of the most critical responsibilities of our profession is our role as a patient safety advocate. To me, receiving this award means that the troubleshooting and meticulous labors of our work are celebrated as significant successes for patient safety.”