Tim Adams, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, will be leaving his position as director of leadership development for the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) after 15 years in the role. Adams will take on a new role as the system director of environment of care and life safety for IU Health at the end of October.

Adams has left a positive impact at ASHE as he has used his skills and passion to help members progress their leadership development and succession planning strategies. He also has been influential in helping ASHE build relationships with universities and other educational programs, as well as connecting young professionals with internships and career opportunities. His expertise in facilities management and clinical engineering has helped ASHE maintain its role as frequency coordinator for the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service program ran by the Federal Communications Commission.

The systemwide position Adams will be taking on at IU Health is a newly created role within the organization. He says the career change will allow him the opportunity to spend more time with family and remain closer to home. Although he will no longer be a part of ASHE’s staff, Adams says he plans to remain engaged in the organization’s mission.

“Serving ASHE’s members has been the opportunity of a lifetime for me,” he says. “Our mission is optimizing the physical health care environment, but embedded in that mission is to provide healing, health and compassion. That is truly what ASHE members do. My passion for ASHE’s mission and for the ASHE members has not diminished. I will continue to be involved in and serve ASHE as a member and a volunteer.

“I look forward to seeing many of you at ASHE conferences and other events in the future,” he continues. “It has truly been an honor to serve you.”