Skanda V. Skandaverl, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHC

Region 8 Director

Skanda Skandaverl Division Director, PAS FM/PDC
Catholic Health Initiatives
Omaha, NE



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Skanda has more than 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry and currently serves as the Division Director for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in Omaha. Skanda oversees the Facility Management: Facility Operations, Planning, Design and Construction for CHI Healthcare facilities in the Nebraska Division.

Skanda is very active, both regionally and nationally, in numerous healthcare organizations. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) since 1990 and has been participating in numerous ASHE committees. Currently, Skanda serves on the Rewards Recognition and Annual ASHE Conference Planning committees. He is a member of the ASHE Healthcare Executive Leadership Council (HELC). Skanda is the recipient of the ASHE Regional Emerging Leader award in 2004 for Region Eight and graduated from the ASHE Leadership Institute in 2008. Skanda has served as President of Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineers Association (KCAHE) 2003-2005, President of Kansas Hospital Engineers Association (KHEA) 2005-2006, President of Virginia Society Healthcare Engineers (VSHE) Hampton Chapter 2012 and currently serves as President of Nebraska Society of Healthcare Engineers (NSHE) 2017.

Skanda has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration. He is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) and a Fellow of ASHE (FASHE). Skanda has written numerous publications in Healthcare Engineering and some of them have been published in the Inside ASHE magazine. He often participates in panel discussions and speaks in healthcare conferences.

Skanda is a firm believer in continuing education and professional growth to further his contributions within the industry. He has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to improving the quality of the healthcare industry for the benefit of all individuals involved.

Skanda understands the challenges the healthcare industry faces in today's environment and believes that he will continue to help make a difference by serving on the ASHE board.

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Personal Letter

Dear Colleague,

It is time to vote for your ASHE Region Eight Representative. This year, I am asking for your vote.

* I understand.

I am one of you. I joined the healthcare industry in 1989 after many years of working in the construction industry in Middle Eastern countries. Throughout my time in healthcare, I have faced many challenges including maintaining and upgrading failing building infrastructures and undertaking numerous major building projects.

 I am very active with local healthcare chapters and ASHE. I have served as President for Kansas State Chapter, Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineers Chapter, Virginia Hampton Chapter and now serving as President for Nebraska Healthcare Engineers Chapter. I have served in many ASHE committees and task forces. I am currently serving on the ASHE Annual Planning and Rewards and Recognition committees. I am a member of the ASHE Healthcare Executive Leadership Council.

* I believe in Synergy.

 My goal has been to build a strong and friendly information sharing platform for healthcare teams. Currently, we have more than 1,000 members in our region. Together, we have a wealth of knowledge in all areas of facility management and construction. We all can benefit from each other's experiences by sharing through networking.

 I believe in you. We all have different talents and capabilities that can be utilized to achieve our goals. We are an integral part of our healthcare system and by improving our personal development, we can improve our system. We need to elevate ourselves, so that we can walk with healthcare leaders and help resolve the issues that we face today.

* I will support you.

I will address all of the issues important to you and stand with you. Wherever you are and however busy I am, I will find time to address your issues and support you even if I have to visit your facility. I am still learning, so I may not have all of the answers for you, but together we will find a solution.

Thank you for your support.
Skanda V. Skandaverl

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