Welcome to ENTECH's December 2016 Newsletter!ENTECH takes pride in offering many services to fit the changing demands of our customers. When it comes to service and maintenance agreement options, we know one size does not fit all. That’s why we take the time to evaluate your requirements and develop a solution that fits your budget and needs. ENTECH will deliver the best service for the best value.
Nominate ENTECH's 2016 Tech of the Year
If your facility is serviced by a technician who communicates effectively with you and your staff, responds quickly to corrective maintenance issues and delivers overall superb customer service, please nominate the technician for ENTECH’s 2016 Tech of the Year. Send email to Cherie.White@EntechBiomedical.com with your nomination. Please provide your name, your facility, the technician’s name and a specific example (or examples) of why the technician deserves this honor and distinction. We will present the 2016 Tech of the Year award at ENTECH’s January shop meeting.
Meet the Tech – Laura Plascencia
Laura Plascencia began working at Banner Health in 2008 at Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan). Despite her limited experience in the biomedical field, she was fortunate to be able to work at a large hospital with a highly knowledgeable group of Biomed techs and project engineers who were open to sharing their knowledge on most equipment issues that arose. This gave her the opportunity to gain experience on a wide variety of medical equipment very quickly. Another benefit she had when she began her career was the opportunity to work with leaders who empowered her to learn and take ownership of the department; this helped propel her to advance despite the lack of female leaders in the biomedical field.
Laura was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to a humble family of seven siblings and came to the U.S. at the age of five. Because they didn’t have much in material possessions, she spent a lot of time with her brother fixing bikes, skateboards, radios and other things they found discarded in the alleyways of south Phoenix. She claims she never imagined she would end up in the biomedical field, but in retrospect it makes sense. Most biomedical technicians have a fascination with learning how things work by taking them apart and fixing them.
Laura initially enrolled in the business program at DeVry University, only to realize it was not her area of interest. Thankfully, she easily transferred to the Biomed program and has enjoyed every bit of it. In 2007, she graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology. She also has completed several other equipment-specific training courses throughout her career.
After working four years at BUMC-Phoenix, she took a position in Wyoming operating the Biomed department for two small Banner Health facilities. That was another unique experience that opened doors to many more possibilities. Unfortunately, the Wyoming location wasn’t convenient for traveling back to Arizona to see her family frequently. It was a difficult choice to leave Banner Health, but in May 2014 she took another position in Payson, AZ. Still away from the hustle of the big city, yet only a couple of hours from her family in Phoenix. In June 2015, Payson Regional Medical center received notice that Banner was acquiring the facility. Now she gets to travel some as part of the ENTECH Biomedical Team, serving Banner Payson Medical Center, several other customers in Payson, AZ and its surrounding areas.
Laura enjoys exploring the outdoors with her children and spending time with family. She is currently taking time to slow down and enjoy her children and life as much as possible.
ENTECH - New Hire for Wyoming - Chuck Alloway
ENTECH recently hired a technician for the expanding Wyoming area. Chuck Alloway will be stationed in Sheridan, WY to service the Sheridan Hospital there. He will also be supporting the surrounding areas. Chuck is from Louisiana.
ENTECH is also seeking a technician for the Thermopolis, Worland and Powell Valley area. Please refer interested and experienced biomedical technicians to ENTECH for details.
Are you looking to save on costs in 2017? ENTECH is a partner of Premier, a Group Purchasing Organization that has more than 2,000 contracts with suppliers that you are using today: 3M, BD, Welch Allyn, Midmark, Staples, Office Depot, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Shred-It, FedEx, etc. The more volume the group has, the better the pricing. And there are more than 200 large hospital systems that are part of Premier. Membership is free and you are not obligated to order from Premier suppliers.
Please reach out to local Phoenix rep, Allison Fox, for further details: Allison_Fox@Premierinc.com or 734.657.1506.
Did You Know…?
ENTECH has partnerships with many medical equipment manufacturers. Our relationships with these vendors allows us to pass on the savings to you. You can order parts or service from ENTECH and our discounts are applied.
Midmark – authorized service provider
Midmark Products, manufacturer of a wide range of medical and healthcare products, including Ritter automatic sterilizers, power procedure tables and chairs, exam tables, lights, workstations and EKG machines.
Precision Medical – authorized parts distributor
Precision Medical products, an American manufacturer of respiratory products, medical fittings and specialty products.
Blickman – authorized service provider and parts distributor
If you have ever looked inside an operating room at a major hospital, chances are excellent you witnessed a host of components being handled by sturdy Blickman stainless steel equipment, specifically the temperature-controlled warming cabinet.
Have ideas for news stories? Please send them to Cherie.White@EntechBiomedical.com. Thanks for being a valued customer!
Be sure to look for future issues of ENTECH’s newsletter. Thank you for your business.