OSHFM Recognizes 2 Outstanding Facility Managers

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management honored two facilities leaders at member hospitals with the Eagle Award during the group's annual meeting Sept. 12.

The Eagle Award recognizes a facility manager or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership, unique service or significant contributions in energy efficiency, health care facilities management, plant engineering, design/construction, security, safety, clinical engineering and/or telecommunications.

Congratulations to this year's two winners: Nick Bagnolo, administrative director of Support Services Mercy Medical Center Canton and vice president of Construction and Facilities for the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Matthew Cockerill, Operations Manager/Director in the Engineering Department at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Bagnolo has over 30 years of experience in the trade. Some of his accomplishments include the development of a Facility Master Plan, construction of an Oncology and Diagnostic Imaging Center, oversight for construction of the $4 million Tuscarawas and the $10 million Jackson Urgent Care/Diagnostic Centers, oversight of the $8 million Health System Headquarters, oversight of the $14 million Emergency Department Renovation and the complete restructuring and leaning of Plant Engineering and Facilities Department.

Under Bagnolo’s supervision, Mercy Medical Center has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for 11 consecutive years.

Cockerill has been a champion of NCH energy reduction efforts for many years along with actively participating in the AEP Energy reduction incentives. He has been involved with many energy reduction projects of which campus wide VFD installations, LED lighting conversion, Operating Room HVAC setback and kitchen hood setback throughout campus are but a few. He is also responsible for operationally bringing the hospital’s second central energy plant on line.

Currently, Cockerill provides valuable input to new building design with emphasis on electrical, building control systems and energy efficiency.