George Seely 2005

George Seely received his award at the 25th Annual CHES Conference held in Ottawa, Ontario, September 11-13, 2005. George worked for the New Brunswick Department of Health beginning in 1970 as a technical advisor to the ministry, organizing a major construction program for a new hospital. . It consulted with the federal Ministry of Health and Welfare to determine what it could provide to assist in its efforts to develop more efficient health care facilities.

He joined CHES shortly after its creation in 1980 for the educational program and magazine offered to members. He attended the annual conferences, gaining many friends in the field of healthcare facility maintenance and operations as well as consultants and manufacturer representatives interested in New Brunswick’s approach to efficiency Design. He encouraged many of his advisors, including the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, the University of New Brunswick and the Research and Productivity Council staff, to join CHES and participate in their activities. After meeting with representatives of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and the Department of Prince Edward Island, he obtained their agreement to form a maritime section of CHES and served as its first president in 1995 .

Through his efforts, he was able to convince his counterparts in Newfoundland to join the chapter, thus uniting the provinces to become the current Atlantic Chapter. George has served the Atlantic Section in many capacities, helping to organize conferences, recruiting speakers to present and companies to exhibit to the National and Atlantic Sections. He has also served on numerous technical committees, national and provincial, including on energy efficiency and medical gases, providing feedback to agencies from a practitioner perspective.

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