This award is presented annually to a professional under the age of 35 who exhibits exemplary professional accomplishments and a commitment to the healthcare profession.
The award includes a $1,000 check and plaque to be presented at the AAMI Exchange.
Angela Bennett, HTM leader and clinical engineering director at TRIMEDX / Ascension Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, MI
This year’s winner, Angela Bennett, is an emerging leader in the field, serving as an advocate for military HTM professionals and inspiring other leaders to find their passion in their career.
Bennett founded a local BMET society in western Michigan because she wanted to learn more about her profession and provide networking opportunities for colleagues in the area. She met with representatives from the nearest BMET society (a four-hour drive away), the Michigan Society for Clinical Engineering, and formed the West Michigan Biomed Society. Bennett serves as president of the society, which recently voted in new officers and board members.
“Receiving this award is a blessing and a validation to myself that I have chosen a career that will empower me and allow my HTM fire to burn bright,” said Bennett. “I am very fortunate to work for a company that sees my potential and gives me the opportunity to rise and thrive and to have such an amazing team that motivates me every day and supports me as their leader and partner. I started out as a BMET in the United States Military six short years ago. Today, I am a clinical engineering director for a hospital in Kalamazoo, MI, and accepting this amazing award.”