The President’s Award is presented at the discretion of the sitting ASHE president to an individual who has made significant contributions to the health care facility management profession and has gone aboven and beyond the call of duty in support of the Society
Susan B. McLaughlin, MBA, CHSP, FASHE, MT (ASCP) SC, CHFM
Sue McLaughlin is a founding partner of MSL Healthcare Partners. She has over 15 years of national consulting experience in the environment of care, emergency management, and life safety. She is a Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, a past member of the ASHE Board, and chair of the NFPA 99 Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Security. Previous positions include Director of Safety and Compliance for ASHE, and Associate Director, Standards Interpretation, Environment of Care Standards, for The Joint Commission.
"When I first got involved in health care, I was searching for the education and sense of community to really get started and involved in the field. So I decided to sign up for my first ASHE course. Alongside Doug Erickson, Sue led an inspiring and thought-provoking introductory health care facility course for ASHE. That course set the foundation for the rest of my career; if I hadn’t attended, I probably wouldn’t have stayed in the health care field. Sue has been teaching and giving back to others for a long time. She has also served in many leadership roles, specifically alongside me for several years on the ASHE Board as the first Associate Member Representative. Sue blazed a new path in a traditionally male-dominated field, and has prospered. I hope other women, and all facility professionals for that matter, see her as an inspiration."
2018 ASHE President