Congratulations to our very own senior service technician, Brian Flanagan, who has been named a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP).
Brian leads our engineering team and keeps our hospital up and running at all hours of the day. His responsibility to ensure that all of our facility systems are operating not just correctly, but also efficiently and safely. In the case of an emergency, he would be responsible for generator and providing other safety devices to ensure our patients and environment are kept safe.
The International Board of Certification for Safety Managers developed the CHEP credential to meet a need for a practical but ‘professional certification’ for healthcare emergency directors, managers and coordinators, who work with or coordinate real world issues with the health sector. The program relies on information, standards and best practices from reliable sources including organizations like NFPA, ASTM, DHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA and accrediting organizations such as the Joint Commission. Healthcare organizations need professionals, like Brian, that understand how emergency management principles support the healthcare environment of care, the local community, and the nation.
We’re incredibly proud to have Brian apart of our Roane Medical Center team!