Roger Holliss is the Director of Engineering, Redevelopment, Bio-Medical Services, Parking & Security for St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener Ontario. St. Mary’s is a medium sized acute care hospital, and also cardiac center for the south-western Ontario region. Over the years, Roger has increased his influence both within his hospital and healthcare engineering as he now the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) President for the Ontario chapter representing Ontario at the national CHES board. Being responsible for both the operational aspects of a hospital that has an average building addition age of almost half a century while developing long term future designs for the hospital provides an interesting challenge when evaluating the deployment of new technologies. This includes not only how infection control is managed both during construction and renovations but also as it applies to existing operational clinical practices within an existing building environment. However, there are opportunities to bridge new infection control technologies offerings with the older building; not just new builds. Roger has lead St. Mary’s through a number of various innovative infection control initiatives to do just that. Enough so that Roger Holliss was recognized by CHAIR in 2016 as one of Canada’s leading hospital engineers in the fight against hospital acquired infection.
- Company:St. Mary's General Hospital
- Short Bio:Director, Engineering, Redevelopment, Parking, Security & Bio-Medical Services