Steve has exhibited the highest level of professional achievement in his work. He developed creative solutions to patient care problems such as designing and installing remote monitors and controllers to enable safer patient care. His deep understanding of his “customers” enables him to suggest technology solutions. A recent solution prompted a letter of thanks citing his “commitment to patients and customer service”
His infectious enthusiasm for solving problems has led to the purchase and implementation of hospital-wide patient care systems. He is sought after by the hospital staff for advice on new equipment purchases.
Steve is a lifelong learner himself and encourages others to do the same. He earned a computer science degree by taking classes at night and on weekends in order to keep up with developments in our field. New biomed techs are lucky to be trained under his guidance. He has trained and mentored new techs giving them a work ethic and patient safety focus.
Steve has also contributed to the community by participating in community events designed for high school students. He conceived and staffed a Biomedical engineering booth at a technology fair for high school students designed to encourage them to explore science and technology careers. (CMIA brochures were available at the booth!). Steve also participates in an annual medical career fair at a local high school.
The nursing staff of the hospital awarded him its “Friend of Nursing Award” in recognition of his contributions to patient care and the nursing profession.
Biomedical Community Contribution
Steve has also given back to the Biomed field. Steve was one of the co-founders of the San Diego Chapter of CMIA and served as a chapter officer during their inaugural year. Steve presented to the military Biomeds at the recent AAMI conference on Biomedical Engineering in civilian hospitals. He also presented at a recent Med Sun/ FDA conference on technology in patient care. Steve was the first author on an article to be published this fall in the Health Environments Research and Design Journal. The article is titled “Saving Lives Following the Expansion of Centralized Remote Telemetry Monitoring”. This award is sponsored by Welch Allyn. Steve received a check for $1000 from Randy Peterson who represented Welch Allyn at the awards dinner.