Crystal Eagle Leadership Award


Corporate Project & Plant Manager
CarePoint Health
Bayonne, NJ

The Crystal Eagle Leadership Award is presented annually to a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) whose contributions have affected the health care facility management profession and made a difference to the Society. Often referred to as “ASHE’s lifetime achievement award,” this award recognizes those who have been instrumental in the creation and optimization of healing environments.

Mark KennedayThe 2017 Crystal Eagle Leadership Award is presented to Rajendra Shah, Corporate Project & Plant Manager for Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Raj received his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar Patel University in India, and his MBA from York College in Pennsylvania.

During his 36+ years of service, Raj not only served the health facilities he worked for, but also gave back to the entire field by
lending expertise in publications and volunteering his time with organizations, such as ASHE, ASHRAE, and his local chapter, HFMSNJ.

Raj often uses a powerful quote in his interactions with colleagues and in teaching and consulting over the last three decades: “If it’s not in your heart, it’s not in your action.”

Raj’s passion for the health care facility management field and tireless pursuit to give back and share his knowledge has made ASHE proud to name him the 2017 Crystal Eagle Leadership Award recipient.

"I know Raj has a very high level of character...Raj is a self-motivated, enthusiastic employee, good to have on a team, and I am pleased
with him and happy to support his role with ASHE."

- John Gilson

"Raj is well thought of by staff, physicians, administrators, and the community."

- Peter Daniels