In connection with HTM Week 2014, AAMI announced this week the winner of the 2014 AAMI/GE BMET of the Year Award: Petty Officer First Class Chad Sinclair, CBET, CRES. Sinclair is the lead biomedical equipment technician at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
“As acting biomedical engineering program manager and leading chief petty officer from March to October 2013, Petty Officer Sinclair meticulously led a team of 15 active duty and civilian biomedical equipment technicians in the maintenance support of 6,100 medical and dental equipment items valued at more than $44 million,” wrote F.M. Ferrer, program manager at the Naval Hospital, in a letter of recommendation.
He also demonstrated his leadership when he was stationed at Rota, Spain, and convinced his superiors to allow his BMETs to take certification exams, noted Bo Redona, who served with Sinclair. He organized a review class that allowed everyone to meet without disrupting their normal routines.
The award includes a $1,500 check and a plaque to be presented at AAMI’s upcoming annual conference.