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Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineering

The Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineering (OSHE) is a statewide association of professionals who are hospital and health facility & systems engineering and related disciplines. Healthcare engineering is defined as both the art and science of efficiently planning, managing and maintaining the physical environment, equipment and systems necessary to provide health care.

Upcoming Events

2024 Spring Golf Tournament @ River's Edge Golf Course
May 29 all-day

Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineering is excited to bring you the 2024 OSHE Spring Golf Tournament! This fun, annual event is a great opportunity to network with other Professional and Associate Members.

Shotgun Start: 8:00 AM

Become a Sponsor:

Are you an Associate Member looking to register a Foursome? The first set of available Foursomes is SOLD OUT. Additional foursomes may be available for purchase after March 8, subject to availability.

  • Main Event Sponsor – $3,200
  • Hole Sponsor with Foursome – $1,950
  • Hole Sponsor with No Foursome – $1,650
  • Photo Booth Hole Sponsor – $1,825
  • Drink Cart Sponsor – $1,600
  • Breakfast & Bloody Mary Sponsor – $1,450
  • Golf Ball Sponsor – $700

Become a Sponsor

Not a Golfer? Check out our new pre-conference tours – the “Local Pour” libations tour and the “Brews and Views” paddle tour – for all the fun (and none of the golf) with your OSHE peers!

Local Tours:

“The Local Pour” Libations Tour – $165 (13 Boat Seats Available)

We will kick off our libations tour at stop #1 where we’ll enjoy a behind-the scenes tour at their production facility, in addition to tastings. We will then continue our journey around town to introduce you to two additional libation partners, with various tasting and tour opportunities. Throughout the tour your professional guide will dazzle you with the highlights of our area!

The Tour departs from the Riverhouse hotel lobby at 12:00pm and includes return transportation (plus all fees and gratuities!) to Riverhouse at 4:00pm.

Register Today

“Brews and Views” Libations Tour – $165 (13 Boat Seats Available)

Paddling the Deschutes River provides a dramatic means to take in the best of this area. After some instruction on paddling, we’ll head out on the river, amongst the bald eagles, native rainbow trout, and beaver. The aspen groves and impressive lava flows provide spectacular backdrops to our journey, as our guides share the natural and cultural history of the area, and highlight how our geology and watershed help to create the incredible beers Bend is well-known for. And the journey wouldn’t be complete without a tasting of these delightful brews!

The Tour departs from the Riverhouse hotel lobby at 12:00pm and includes return transportation (plus all fees and gratuities!) to Riverhouse at 4:00pm

.Register Today

Conference Lodging:

Riverhouse on the Deshutes

3075 N Hwy 97 | Bend, OR 97703

Discounted rates are available starting at $190 per night. Book now before the room block sells out!

Book Your Stay Today

Conference Questions:

Questions about Spring Golf or Conference? Contact jen@aminc.org.

2024 Spring Symposium @ Riverhouse on the Deschutes
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Pricing: Professional Member – $300 | Professional Non-Member – $375 | Associate Member – $425 | Associate Non-Member – $475

Register Today

Featured Sessions & Speakers:

Physical Environment Survey Readiness Hot Topic

OHSU selected a project team with a history of collaboration and integrated delivery. The team developed programming for a new 15-story, 500,000 sf Inpatient Addition (IPA) to the existing campus. This new tower is constructed on a constrained site and connects to the existing hospital with three bridges spanning the upper campus drive, the main access through campus. One of the project’s goals was to leverage early input from trade partners. Trade partners developed content for the building permit submission with the intent to have a fully coordinated design model. There was a clear advantage to having trade partners develop this model content as part of the design package and coordinate the work with design in lieu of developing and coordinating deferred submittals after permit approval. In order to eliminate the inherent waste in a traditional process of deferred submittals, the team accepted the goal of eliminating all deferred submittals. Attendees will learn from a wide representation of team members who will discuss their goals, assumptions, planning efforts, failures, and recovery efforts to meet this goal.

* This panel was recently awarded the Top Presenting Team and the 2023 Lean Construction Institute Congress in Detroit, MI this past Fall.

Chad Beebe
Deputy Executive Director
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA)

Leveraging Lean and VDC to Eliminate Deferred Submittals

Arne Knutsen
Sheet Metal General Foreman
Southland Industries


Jessica Mistretta
Project Manager
Oregon Health & Science University


John Medvec
Senior Design Manager


Neil Moreland
Site Superintendent
Cherry City Electric


Tami Chen
Project Architect


Building on Team Success: Three Progressive Design-Build Clinics

The Vancouver Clinic selected a Progressive Design-Build team of Andersen Construction & ZGF Partnership, & OTAK CPM to lead three new clinic buildings in Ridgefield, Camas and Salmon Creek, WA. The projects were designed and built in succession and each project grew in square footage and complexity. For the final project at Salmon Creek, Pacific Medical Buildings joined the team as development lead. The Progressive Design-Build model was highly successful as efficiencies were gained from project to project. General contractor collaboration from the beginning of design and the early involvement of key trade partners proved to be valuable in the integrated process. The majority of trade partners went on to work on at least two of the projects, adding more efficiency to the clinics.

Healthy Buildings, Healthy Bodies: The Role of Indoor Air Quality in Our Built Environment

Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm
Energy Coach
Energy Trust of Oregon

Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineering
5727 Baker Way NW, Suite 200
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

PHONE: (253) 525-5143
FAX: (253) 265-3043
EMAIL: oshe@aminc.org