KC Biomed Society

A professional society for BMETs in Kansas and Missouri

Healthcare Technology Management Association  of the Midwest

BMET Certificate Program available thru JCCC & State Tech College of Missouri

To the HTMA-MW Membership,

As most of you are aware, we (Ken Ervin, Kevin Hashman, Dan DeMaria, Cliff Allen, Kevin Johnson, Drew McElroy, Kenny Brown and myself) formulated a concept at last years’ Annual meeting to provide a path for students interested in HTM to obtain a BMET degreed certificate program. We’re happy to inform that that idea has become a reality as State Tech College has accepted 3 in-seat classes at JCCC that are required for the BMET Certificate Program. JCCC has also accepted A & P, Medical Terminology and Job Search Strategies as electives to the Electronics Technology AAS degree. Two of the other 3 classes required for the Certificate Program are done on-line thru State Tech College and the last requirement is the Internship.

The Program works like this, students would enroll in JCCC’s Electronics Technology Program and upon completion of the basic Electronics Technology requirements, dual enroll at State Tech and they would begin Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology and Job Search Strategies in-seat at JCCC , followed by Biomedical Instrumentation and Diagnostic Imaging on-line then followed by the 3 month Internship at one of our local Hospitals.

This “adventure” results in various opportunities for the HTMA-MW membership to be involved, consider what is needed below and if you can assist send an email to Tim Cordes, ptckc@sbcglobal.net. Our intent would be to establish a sustainable process for raising awareness of HTM careers to various high school and/or 1st year Electronics Program students.

We Need:

  • BMETs to sit on the Advisory Boards for JCCC and/or State Tech

  • BMETs to attend Career Day Fairs (materials and demo equipment will be provided)

  • BMET Leaders to present to students in the Electronics Technology Program at JCCC

  • Hospitals that allow ”job shadowing” opportunities. (great for HS students to get an idea of what HTM is about)

  • Donations of used Medical Equipment and old Simulators, a defib and cautery units would be desired.

  • Donation of a couple of large equipment cases

Our hope is we can provide a “conduit” to direct students into these Programs and especially High School students that could “job shadow” and begin to get an idea of what it’s like to be in HTM. The objective would be to do this consistently and effectively, we plan to assemble the materials, brochures from the Institutions and AAMI, display posters, Medical equipment to demonstrate and lists of Hospitals that allow job shadowing/Internships. If you can help or want to be involved in this effort, email Tim Cordes, ptckc@sbcglobal.net

HTMA-MW 2019 Symposium Sept 27th and 28th


The Board wanted to express thanks to everyone that came out to the 2019 Symposium.

Our Friday started with a wonderful breakfast sponsored by AUE and Ozark Biomedical.

Our AEM program that was presented by Matt Baretich and Frank Painter was full of valuable information and worth the time invested. Special thank you to PartsSource for helping sponsor the AEM program.

Our Exhibit Hall was full of great vendors that came out to support us by showing to us the latest in technology and explaining how they can partner with us to help manage our medical equipment and networks.

Our Friday Welcome Reception had plenty of food and drinks plus the best people in town to share time with! Special thanks to Ozark Biomedical and Unipower Corporation for sponsoring this event.

Saturday Exhibit Hall opened with breakfast sponsored by AUE and Ozark Biomedical.

Tom Mulligan – Managing Director Coffman Group held a great session with motivational training and DISC overview and profiles.

Our great lunch and Keynote speaker was sponsored by Adepto Medical and Pioneer Biomedical. We are very fortunate to have these great companies located here in Kansas City. They invest so much in our organization both financially and by volunteering time to serve. Special thanks to Tommy Creal.

Keynote Speaker – Herman A. Mckenzie, MBA, CHSP Acting Director, Department of Engineering in the Standards Interpretations Group with The Joint Commission gave us an update on Medical Equipment Standards, Survey Types, Current and Emerging Patient Safety Risks, onsite survey focus, Safer Matrix, increase of level of findings, See it-Site it, Top 10 Frequently Cited Medical Equipment Requirements for Improvements (RFIs), Surgical Site fires, Survey Process Changes, Survey Preparation and Documentation, Evidence of Standards Compliance, Device Inventory, and Cybersecurity. We will be sending out the PowerPoint presentation for those that attended the presentation.

Panel Discussion with Dan DeMaria and Doug Dreps was very informative. These guys are a world of knowledge and have such good advice and business knowledge.

We ended our Saturday with more great food and drinks sponsored by Adepto Medical.  Special thanks to KLM Medical, Synergy Medical, Retrieve Medical Equipment, Adepto Medical, Tenacore, and Ozark Biomedical for sponsoring prizes.  We had many gift cards ranging from $25, $50, $100, and $250.

We want to thank all our vendors that came out and supported us and AAMI for sending the cool SWAG.

Participating Vendors: Adepto Medical, Agiliti, AUE, Avante Health Solutions, Boehringer Laboratories, Fluke Biomedical, RaySafe & LANDAUER, GE Healthcare, KLM Medical Equipment, NETECH Corporation, North American Medical, Ozark Biomedical, Philips Healhtcare, Pioneer Biomedical, Prescotts Inc, Pronk Technologies, relink Medical, Respiratory Maintenance Inc, Retrieve Medical Equipment, Stanley Healthcare, Synergy Medical Inc, Tenacore, Unipower, USOC Medical, and Verathon.


The HTMA-MW Board 




Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP

Acting Director, Department of Engineering -The Joint Commission  (Keynote Speaker) 


Herman McKenzie is currently the Acting Director, Department of Engineering in the Standards Interpretation Group at The Joint Commission. In this role, he manages all activities associated with the daily operations of the Engineering department, provides standards interpretation and education to The Joint Commission’s Surveyors and accredited organizations, reviews equivalency requests and survey reports, conducts surveys and Intracycle Monitoring conference calls, and serves as faculty for educational programs and a speaker for national, regional, state, and local audiences.

Mr. McKenzie has more than 25 years of health care experience having held managerial and director level roles in clinical engineering, plant operations and facilities services throughout the Chicagoland area. He was part of the team that opened the first new hospital in Illinois in over 25 years.

Mr. McKenzie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Governors State University. He also is a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP).

For a copy of the presentation, click here 


Coffman Group


Tom Mulligan brings to the Coffman Group a record of uninterrupted success in sales and sales training. He is an award-winning performer at the fortune 500 level and has helped thousands of sales people and businesses achieve their goals.

Tom’s background in sales, training, media, management and leadership has taught him the problems business owners and sale people face in today’s market. After years of working with more traditional sales models he has come to understand that with changing times, we need changing techniques without jumping on the latest fads or tricks. With Sandler he has found both a proven system.

Known for his unrelenting enthusiasm and energy Tom is highly sought after to coach organizations looking for immediate improvement.  He not only takes pride in the results his clients receive, but responsibility. 

You can expect not just an immediate impact, but steady growth over time with market leading techniques employed by some of the nations leading businesses and organizations. 


Panel Discussion with Dan DeMaria, Doug Dreps, and Scott Ostrand.

Doug Dreps -

Doug Dreps has been in Healthcare Technology Management field for 33 years.  He currently is the HTM Eastern Regional Director for Mercy Health, where he has worked the last 12 years.  Doug is also the President of the Gateway Biomedical Society and a member of the AAMI Healthcare Leadership Committee. 

Doug has an associates of applied science in electrical engineering majoring in biomedical equipment technology, an BBA in finance and an MBA in international business.

Doug was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Galveston Island Texas where he raced his sailboat for many years, before moving to St Louis.

Scott Ostrand -

Scott Ostrand started his career in HTM in 1982. Currently Scott is a Regional Director for CHI Health – Nebraska and is the President of the Heartland Biomedical Association based in Omaha and surrounding communities.

He has been employed in-house, with ISO’s and OEM’s in his career. Scott has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Scott has a life-long love/hate relationship with golf and has been known to rearrange work to accommodate his golf schedule.

Dan DeMaria-

Dan DeMaria has been in the Healthcare Technology Management field for 36 years. He is currently the Director of HTM at Saint Luke’s Health System. He has worked in-house, ISO, and OEM.

Dan is the President of Healthcare Technology Association of the Midwest. He also serves as the Chair of AAMI Healthcare Technology Leadership Committee.

Dan has an Associates in Computer Studies, a BS in Biomedical Equipment Technology, and an MBA in IT Management.

While passionate about the field of HTM, Dan also enjoys the excitement of playing Hockey and Motorcycle Road Racing.





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