Vice President - Steven Holmes, CBET
I’ve always had interest working in healthcare, my senior year of high school I had enough credits to graduate after the first semester but opted to stay the full year to attend the EMT-B course offered by Pikes Peak Community College. I passed the EMT-B course but never pursued it as I joined the United States Marine Corps September 2008.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps at MCB Camp Lejeune, NC as a 2847 Telephone systems/personal computer repairer I started my biomedical equipment studies at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, CO where I obtained an Associates of Occupational Studies in the Biomedical Equipment Technician program.
My Biomed career began as a field service technician for Hospital Shared Services (HSS) based out of Denver CO. During this time, I was supporting several rural hospitals and clinics across the eastern portion of Colorado and into Kansas. Just short of a year of field service I moved into an in-house position supporting Vail Health in Vail, CO. Then I was assigned to cover accounts in Alamosa, CO for San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center.
While working for HSS I went to Medrad Contrast injector and Covidien Medtronic ESU training, as well as assisting the CMMS administrator with new hire orientation and database management. After three years with HSS I moved to Colorado Springs, CO where I am currently working for UCHealth.
I obtained the ACI certification of Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) on 13 May 2021.
After leaving the Marine Corps I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the knowledge and skills I acquired. Finding the field of Biomedical Equipment Technician gave me the ability to utilize military training in a field that I was interested in. I understand the importance of continuing education and certification as a way to provide the best service on the equipment, ensuring the safety of end users and patients.