The South Carolina Biomedical Association (SCBA), which for the past 15 years, has been a part of the South Carolina Hospital Association and held its meetings in conjunction with the South Carolina Engineering Society, has reorganized to become a freestanding organization.

“Our main goals are communication and education,” said SCBA President Darrin Atkinson, ARAMARK Healthcare, Loris Hospital System. “We want to increase the amount and quality of the communication between biomed departments across the state. Sharing best practices is a key to the success of a biomed department.”

The association primarily serves South Carolina, but it welcomes any biomed or imaging engineer from anywhere to join, receive its e-mails, and attend events. It plans to hold at least two meetings a year and already has an event planned for Zoll defibrillator service training on November 16 and 17 in Greenville, SC.

For more information or to join the SCBA, visit its Web site.