The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management (OSHFM) named Wes Doudna, maintenance supervisor, Barnesville Hospital, and Kent Behrman, director of facilities, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, as the 2017 Eagle Award recipients for their outstanding performance, leadership and unique contributions toward energy efficiency, health care engineering/architecture and facilities management. Known for his resourcefulness, Doudna re-built a damaged chiller to use in an office area and was instrumental in providing feedback to increase energy efficiency during the design of Barnesville Hospital’s new emergency room design. Under his direction, the hospital’s ENERGY STAR score rose from a baseline of 19 to a current score of 99, for which the hospital received ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. EPA and received the 2017 Energy Champion award from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
“There is no one more deserving of this award then Wes Doudna,” said David Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Barnesville Hospital. “Wes is a hard working, dedicated employee who always goes the extra mile to keep the Hospital running efficiently and smoothly.” Wes has been employed by Barnesville Hospital for 21 years. During this time he was voted Employee of the Month three times and voted as Caregiver of the Year an unprecedented three times. This is a reflection of how highly regarded Wes is by all of his fellow employees.
OSHFM was established as an affiliated society of the Ohio Hospital Association in February 1983. The society’s purpose is to advance the development of hospital engineering, security and safety in Ohio.
Photo: Wes Doudna