About the NYS Healthcare Facilities Conference

The New York Healthcare Facilities Conference was established in 2015 when a few Upstate New York American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) chapters came together to create an opportunity to network, learn, cultivate new partnerships and build friendships within the New York State healthcare facilities profession. The ASHE mission to advance members' ability to design, build, operate, and maintain a physical environment that supports excellent care; quality service; safe, efficient, and effective operations; and financial success is the underlying theme of the New York Healthcare Facilities Conference. Currently, this conference includes five New York State ASHE Chapters that serve as host to over 400 conference attendees annually.

From these ASHE chapters a group of volunteer committee members teleconference and work year round to obtain relevant speakers, exhibitors and sponsors. The result of their efforts is evident in the rapid growth and enthusiasm that surrounds this conference each year. In 2018 the committee successfully introduced a dual speaker track providing relevant facility design and engineering presentations. The inclusion of a student scholarship program as well as an interactive website and an enlarged exhibitor space were also implemented, again bringing record attendance. This year's conference presents an improved website, a reorganized floor plan and a third speaker track as we strive to meet the expectations of our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees.

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Conference Chair
2018 in Review

John A. Gaetano  |  Cayuga Medical Center
CNYSHE President

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2018 New York State

Healthcare Facilities Conference

ASHE and Affiliate Links

         -  American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)


         -  New England Healthcare Engineer's Society (NEHES)

Conference Committee Members

Healthcare, Winning Together  |  October 2018

Aaron Petty  |  Upstate University Hospital
CNYSHE Vice President

Kevin Leach  |  Mohawk Valley Health System
CNYSHE Treasurer

Brenda Michaud  |  Cayuga Medical Center
CNYSHE Secretary


John Green  |  Seimens

CNYSHE Associate Member Representative

Larry Clark  |  Clark Air


Melissa Snavlin  |  Dwyer Architectural

Eric Witschi  |  C & S Companies

Jeffrey Casale  |  Saratoga Hospital
ENYSHE President

Joe LaVigne  |  University Rochester Medical Center

GVRAHE President

Mike Aratari  |  Rochester Regional Health
GVRAHE President Elect

Walt Poteat  |  University Rochester Medical Center
GVRAHE Past President

Joe DiBitetto  |  AAC Contracting

GVRAHE Secretary


Christopher Licata  |  University Rochester Medical Center
GVRAHE Treasurer

James Wentworth  |  University Rochester Medical Center

Michael Zanghi  |  Highland Hospital

Michelle Trott  |  Clark Patterson Lee

Jay Woodcock  |  Dwyer Architectural

Paul Levesque  |  Holt Architects

Helen Kashten  |  Pathfinder Engineers and Architects

Paul Raschilla |  Acceptance Engineering
HESGNY Vice President

Eric Lorenzen  | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

HESGNY Treasurer

Ken Swain  |  Schofield Care
WNYSHE President

Matt Brooks  |  Associate Member

Voting committee members.

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NYS Healthcare Facilities Conference

PO Box 4010

Utica NY 13504


T: 607.274.4303

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Melissa Snavlin