Recognition is the fuel that motivates people to achieve greatness. ASHE recognized several members for their achievements during the opening session of its recent Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition in Seattle. They include the following:

Crystal Eagle. ASHE's highest award was presented to Thomas L. Stewart, SASHE, CHFM, CHC of Southern Illinois Healthcare in Carbondale, Ill.

Emerging Regional Leaders. The Emerging Regional Leadership award was presented to one individual from each of ASHE's 10 regions, including: Edmund Lydon, CHFM, Northeast Health Systems, Beverly, Mass., Region 1; Kenneth Neil Wagner, CHFM, Heritage Valley Health System, Sewickley, Pa., Region 2; Jeri L. Pastine-Trippett, Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, W.V., Region 3; Steve Reed, CHFM, Northwest Medical Center, Winfield, Ala., Region 4; David K. Dierking, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Ill., Region 5; Dean M. Pufahl, CHFM, St. Joseph's Hospital, West Bend, Wis., Region 6; Matthew B. Webber, CHFM, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Region 7; Reneé R. Jacobs, CHFM, CHC, Saint Luke's Health System, Kansas City, Mo., Region 8; Jonathan David Huls, CHFM, Palomar Pomerado Hospital, Escondido, Calif., Region 9; and Russell D. Kent, P.E., CHFM, Naval Hospital Bremerton (Wash.), Region 10.

Excellence in Healthcare Facility Management. This award recognizes an individual or facility management department that has implemented new or innovative programs or processes and was presented to Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.

Fellow status. Fellow status was earned by Daniel J. Campbell, CHFM, FASHE, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia; Mark A. Kenneday, CHFM, FASHE, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock; and Richard D. Moeller, P.E., HFDP, FASHE, CDi Engineers, Lynnwood, Wash.

Senior status. Senior status was granted to Chad Beebe, AIA, CHFM, SASHE, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Chicago; Andrew J. Burkhardt, P.E., SASHE, Intermountain Healthcare, Provo, Utah; David Capal, CHFM, SASHE, University Hospital, Cincinnati; James J. Caporali, CRES, SASHE, Sodexho Clinical Technology Management, Brentwood, Tenn.; Stephen J. Grose, CHFM, SASHE, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle; Bert M. Gumeringer, CHFM, SASHE, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston; Jeff G. Hardwick, CHFM, CHC, SASHE, North Central Baptist Hospital, San Antonio; Jeffery E. Henne, SASHE, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia; and Richard L. Parker, FACHE, CHSP, SASHE, Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.

ASHE congratulates all of this year's recipients.

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