Co-Vents is deploying an experienced team across the country to serve as a channel for acquiring retired ventilators. This team has deep local geographical experience in historical ventilator purchase patterns as both sales and service representatives. They will purchase decommissioned ventilators that will be shipped to Co-Vents service centers for refurbishing of the device. These certified devices will be made available to states and health systems to help increase ventilator capacity and save lives.

Co-Vents has tapped a team with deep experience in the design, manufacturing and servicing of ventilators complimented by leading pulmonary physicians. Our team is passionate about bridging the ventilator gaps for COVID-19 patients. Every ventilator that we return to service will represent lives our team has saved.

A Not-For-Profit Saving Lives by Growing the US Ventilator Supply
It is estimated that there are 100K retired ventilators in the United States.
20% of these ventilators could be quickly returned to service.

You can connect with me on LinkedIn: , email me at or call 303.594.6667. Please see the attached flyer and letter noting that we are working with the White House Coronavirus Task force on this project.
Thank you all for your amazing dedication and hard work during this unprecedented time! We couldn't do this without Clinical Engineers!

Best Regards,
Katie Rubano

HBA Scholarship Program

Please Consider a Tax Deductible Donation to the HBA Scholarship Fund

In order to address the nation wide shortage of Biomedical Technology Service Technicians in the hospital, vendor and manufacturer sectors, HBA has established the HBA Scholarship with Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA. The HBA Scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in the

Associate of Applied Science Electronic Engineering Technology program at IWCC

and are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical technology field. The HBA Scholarship will be awarded to one student per year in the amount of $2,500. Read More

March 2020 Meeting

March 2020 Meeting has been cancelled.

January 2020 Meeting

January 2020 Meeting

The presenter was Kenny Scally of Agiliti.

Kenny presented on Introduction to an ISO Facility and Tour. Introduction to Surgical Lasers and Demo.

The meeting was held at Agiliti Headquarters.

Go to the Member Menu to see a recording of the presentation

November 2019 Meeting

November 2019 Meeting

The presenter was Christine Kindell of CHI Health.

The topic was OR Protocol for the Biomed.

The meeting was held at CHI Health Lakeside Hospital.

Go to the Member Menu to see a recording of the presentation, and a PDF of the PowerPoint.

CLICK HERE to see the award recipients.

2019 Golf Tournament

The 2019 Golf Tournament was held at Pacific Springs Golf Course, Omaha, NE on August 17th.

August 2019 Symposium

August 15th & 16th, 2019

Location -
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market
555 South 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102, USA
TEL: +1-402-346-9000
FAX: +1-402-346-4236

May 2019 Meeting

Presenter: Jeremy of Stryker Physio-Control
Topic: Short presentation / question & answer session concerning Defibrillation and the Lucas device used for automated chest compressions
The location:
CHI Health Lakeside Hospital
Conference Room A
May 23, 2019

Registration helps us in determining the number of meals provided.
Please RSVP via the event link below. We hope to see you there!
CLICK HERE for the full event details.

March 2019 Meeting

Presenters will be Charles Scroggins & Ron Stevens from GE.

The topic will be a great presentation on our offerings and the future of the Anesthesia business.

The location is:
Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

8200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68114​

**Classroom Room 2** on Level L3

Please RSVP via the event link below. We hope to see you there!
CLICK HERE for the full event details.

January 2019 Meeting

CHI Health Lakeside

Our Kickoff presentation for the 2019 HBA Season will be on January 17th at 6pm.

Presenter will be John Griswold of Masimo

The topic will be The History and Evolution of Pulse Oximetry.

The meeting will be held at CHI Health Lakeside Hospital, conference room A, Garden Level.
Please RSVP via the event link below. We hope to see you there!
CLICK HERE for the full event details.

November 2018 Meeting

The presenter for the November 14, 2018 meeting are Terry Dillingham, representing Fluke.

Fluke NICU and new flow meter testing tools.

This meeting will be held at CHI Health - Midlands, 11111 S 84th St, Papillion, NE, 68046

Successful 2018 Symposium

2018 Symposium Participants

The HBA Symposium held August 16-18, 2018 was a great success. There was fun, prizes, great food and even better educational presentations.

We want to thank the following for their presentations: