The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management (OSHFM) named Nick Bagnolo, administrative director of Support Services at Mercy Medical Center and vice president of Construction & Facilities for the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS), as a 2019 Eagle Award recipient. This award recognizes the facility manager who has demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership and made significant contributions in energy efficiency, health care engineering or facilities management. Nick is one of just two individuals in Ohio to receive the OSHFM 2019 Eagle Award.
A North Canton resident, Bagnolo started working at Mercy Medical Center in 1997. In 2010, he was promoted to an expanded role to include all entities within the Sisters of Charity Health System. With more than 32 years of experience in health care facilities management, Bagnolo is currently responsible for overseeing construction projects and their related approvals and design and financial management at all SCHS facilities in Ohio including Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Regina Health Center, and Light of Hearts Villa.
As Administrative Director of Support Services at Mercy Medical Center, Bagnolo has direct responsibility for the Facilities and Engineering Department, which includes managing planning, construction, maintenance, and code/regulatory compliance responsibilities. He also provides oversight of the balance of the Support Services including: Clinical Engineering, Environmental Services, Food Service, Safety & Security, and Courier/Transport/Valet departments.
“This award is a reflection of Nick’s leadership and dedication to our facilities management and energy-saving initiatives“ said Thomas J. Strauss, interim CEO at Mercy Medical Center and president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. “During his time at Mercy, he has been instrumental in improving the physical environment for our patients by overseeing construction projects including a new ICU, emergency department expansion, and major additions and renovations for surgery, heart and cancer centers, radiology and our offsite health centers.”
Under his leadership, Mercy Medical Center has been an ENERGY STAR facility since 2009. Mercy became the second hospital in Ohio–and one of fewer than 100 nationwide–to earn this prestigious designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Each year, Mercy Medical Center’s campus, a facility of one million square feet, saves nearly $1,000,000 in energey costs. Mercy Medical Center also earned the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) 2012 John Chapman Award for overall excellence in environmental achievement and the OHA’s Melvin Creeley Award for environmental excellence multiple times.
OSHFM was established as an affiliated society of the Ohio Hospital Association in February 1983. The society’s purpose is to advance the development of hospital engineering, security and safety in Ohio. For more information about the OSHFM Eagle Award, visit https://www.ohiohospitals.org/Member-Services/Member-Opportunities/awards/Facilities-Management-Award.
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