Huffman assumes role on ASHE board

From press reports

Robert Huffman of Mathiston, director of Facility Management at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, has been appointed as Region 4 representative for the American Society of Healthcare Engineers Board of Directors.

Huffman will serve through Dec. 31, 2014. Region 4 includes Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. He recently completed a term as president of the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Engineers/Facility Managers. He joined the staff of Ivy Memorial Hospital, the predecessor of NMMC-West Point, in 1977.

Huffman is a dedicated member of ASHE and has perfect attendance at local chapter meetings since his initial membership in 1979. He first served as the society’s Prairie Council Representative in 2000. In 2001 when the MHA Society for Health Facilities Management began participating in the ASHE Affiliation Awards Program, he chaired the original committee and provided extensive leadership to create education guidelines for his local chapter.

In 2003, Huffman attained Fellow Member status, the MHA society’s highest level of achievement. In 2008, he accepted the Gold Level Affiliated Chapter award for the MHA Society for Healthcare Engineers/ Facility Managers. The chapter achieved Platinum Level in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Huffman has been very active in his local community and church by leading and serving on numerous committees. He has also volunteered for mission trips to Haiti, Texas, Indiana, Alabama and within Mississippi. He and his wife, Ronda, have five children and three grandchildren.