By-Laws of the New England Healthcare Engineer’s Society

Proposed changes voted on at the NEHES Annual Meeting Proposed By Law Changes

Updated NEHES By-Laws approved on 9/29/15   Current By Laws Revised 

Benefits of Being a NEHES Member

NEHES offers the Healthcare Facilities Professional vital tools for staying ahead of changes, including:

  • Networking opportunities that provide real life solutions to everyday problems.
  • Top quality advice on codes and standards.
  • Enrichment of your knowledge and skills through timely educational programs, fact-filled quarterly newsletter articles, and informative web site.
  • Earning of Continuing Education Units from ASHE to maintain your CHFM status.
  • Representation and participation in advocacy efforts focused on improving national codes and standards.
  • Recognition by staff and senior management as a valuable contributor to effective healthcare delivery.
  • Lists of fellow healthcare engineers and supporting members in the New England region
  • Networking with other healthcare professionals in the NEHES state chapter where you live and work.
  • Opportunities to enhance your resume by working on the Board or on the many planning activities of the Society.

Educational Opportunities & Seminars

Each spring and fall, NEHES conducts a professional conference which covers topics of current importance to the Healthcare Facility Manager.  Speakers are experts from the private sector, regulatory agencies, and academia.

Each year the one-day Spring Seminar is held in Leominster, Massachusetts, and the annual Fall Conference rotates between the six New England states.  Certificates of Attendance are awarded to all attendees.


**All memberships run from January 1 to December 31, regardless of anniversary date of membership acceptance, past payments, etc.

Types of Membership

There are five types of NEHES memberships.

Active memberships ($25):
Active Membership in the Society shall be available to those individuals who are employed in or by healthcare-related facilities (those that provide patient care), and who have responsibility in healthcare facility operations (e.g., facilities management, plant engineering, planning/design/construction, security, safety, clinical engineering, and telecommunications). Active Members may vote, hold office, and serve on committees. At the discretion of the Board of Directors, any Active Member whose circumstances change so that they no longer meet the criterion for active membership may be allowed to continue their membership status for the remainder of the current dues period and/or term of office.

NEW!  Educator and Student Memberships ($10):
Available to educators and full-time college students teaching or taking course work related to any disciplines determined by the Society. Educator/Student Members may serve on committees, but may not vote or hold office.

Honorary Memberships:
Member with a minimum of five years as an Active member who has retired from active work in the healthcare engineering field.

Supporting membership ($110):
Supporting membership is available to manufacturers, vendors, contractors, distributors, service providers, architects, engineers, and others who interact with Society members as part of their businesses and professions by payment of dues at the Supporting Member’s rate. With the exception of the Supporting Member Liaison, Supporting members may not vote or be members of the Board of Directors.

Membership in the Society is open to individuals who are employed directly by a New England based healthcare provider organization or medical research facility, and to businesses which interact with Society members.  These individuals must have administrative, supervisory or management responsibility for tasks or duties which fall within the broad field of healthcare engineering.

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