Patrick Lynch, CBET, CCE, is an experienced engineer with formal training as a technician, engineer, and in business management (at the graduate level). He has worked exclusively in health care since 1975--first for a medical monitoring manufacturer in service and then sales.
Next, he worked for a shared service, which grew into one of the largest GPOs in health care, where he managed a seven-state service organization and sold medical equipment services, as well as consulted on a variety of operational and legal situations concerning technology.
For the past five years, Lynch has been the director of biomedical engineering at a large hospital in Atlanta. His department numbers 16 technical staff and services more than $166 million in medical equipment, including CT scanners, MRI, cath labs, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and medical networks. Lynch’s hospital has been voted the most preferred in Atlanta for four straight years, and his department has had zero percent employee turnover in his five years there. His cost of maintaining the inventory of equipment is less than 4.5 percent of the original equipment cost.
Professionally, he was the first president of the North Carolina Biomedical Association in 1980-81 and the chairman of the Board of Examiners for Biomedical Equipment Technicians for six years. Lynch remains active in the profession, mainly through his participation in the Biomedtalk listserv.
Lynch is married, living happily in Fort Mill, S.C., and is looking forward to having his daughters finish college so he might enjoy this thing called “empty nest” to its fullest.