Blount Memorial director of facilities management Bruce Martin recently earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) from the American Hospital Association (AHA). The CHESP certification is a national credential that distinguishes Martin as being among the elite in the health care environmental services profession.
To earn this certification, Martin was required to satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of work experience and education, agree to adhere to professional standards of conduct and pass the CHESP examination. The examination tests knowledge of regulatory compliance, design and construction, finance, administration, and operations related to environmental sanitation, waste management and textile management.
Martin has been the director of facilities management at the hospital since June 2003. Prior to working at Blount Memorial, he worked at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. for six years as a facilities project manager. He has worked as a project manager and electrical designer for Engineering Services Group in Knoxville, and as an electrical designer for Joseph R. Loring and Associates, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Martin also is a registered professional engineer, certified health care facility manager, master code professional and licensed security guard.