Newton Medical Center (NMC) is proud to recognize Rod Wedel, biomed technician, for 37 years of employment at NMC and 24 years of participation in the Kansas Healthcare Engineers Association (KHEA).
During his 24 years as a member of KHEA, Wedel has served many roles within the organization. Members of KHEA elected Wedel to the board in 2008. In 2011, Wedel was selected as president, and he currently serves as treasurer, a role he has held since 2013.
“KHEA has given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons by learning more about my job of solving everyday problems and pushing me out of my comfort zone,” said Wedel. “It has been a great way to learn and make new friends around the state who are always willing to help solve issues common in all hospitals.”
In his role as the hospital’s biomed technician, Wedel inspects and repairs equipment used for patient care and orders parts and supplies for the maintenance department.
“Rod is an essential part of our team at NMC,” said Shane Meier, director of facilities at NMC. “He’s the go-to guy for everyday problems and his expertise is only amplified by the support from KHEA.”
Meier is also a member of KHEA along with NMC Maintenance Supervisor Jaap Vanderweg.