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The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association is celebrated the outstanding contributions its members have made to improve the health care physical environment during a recent virtual conference.

The Crystal Eagle Leadership Award, considered ASHE’s lifetime achievement award, was presented to Wayne Klingelsmith, FASHE, CHFM. Presently, he is the principal for MSL Healthcare Partners, Inc. in Barrington, Illinois. Wayne’s faith, mentorship and his passion for guiding those after him in the field are among the key reasons why ASHE selected him for the 2020 Crystal Eagle Leadership Award.

The ASHE President’s Award, which is presented at the discretion of the sitting ASHE president to an individual who goes above and beyond to optimize the health care physical environment, was presented to John F. DiGirolomo, MBA, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, currently the senior vice president at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York. DiGirolomo, who has been in health care facilities management field since 1981, has been an active ASHE member since 2003, most recently the co-chair of the ASHE COVID-19 task force and the chair of the CHFM Certification task force.