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Myron Hartman named one of top biomedical professionals

11/8/2011 —



Myron Hartman, program coordinator and instructor for the Biomedical Engineering Technology program at Penn State New Kensington, was named one of the top sixty biomedical professionals in the United States by 24x7 Magazine.

"Best of 2011 Biomedical Professionals" is the annual profile of the biomedical industry that appeared in the October 2011 issue. The publication is an online resource for the biomedical and clinical engineering industries that provides information on trends, management strategies and technology advancements. Biomedical personnel are responsible for servicing medical equipment in health care facilities.

As coordinator at the campus, Hartman oversees a program that is known for producing well-qualified and knowledgeable technicians. Healthcare providers, including hospitals and clinics, rely on biomedical engineering technicians to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair medical equipment. Technicians' tasks include inspections and calibration. New Kensington's associate degree program is one of only three in the nation to be accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The program's facilities include a fully-equipped student Intensive Care Unit (ICU) laboratory that is one of only two in the country.

Hartman has been a longtime advocate of the biomedical industry, both on- and off-campus. In June, he collaborated with Medrad Inc. for the inaugural Pittsburgh Biomedical Conference at the campus. In March, he partnered with MD Publishing, to establish an award for second-year students in the New Kensington's BET program. Earlier in the year, Hartman traveled to the Republic of Liberia to repair medical equipment and train personnel at local hospitals. The trip was the first step in establishing a training program for the Liberian technicians. During the summer, a Liberian technician developed additional skills under Hartman while boarding at Hartman's house.

For more on the award and the Liberia trip, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/News/43722.htm online.

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