The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering today named as its new executive director Patrick (PJ) Andrus, who currently serves as a deputy executive director for the society. “I am honored and excited for the opportunity to continue working with ASHE’s Board of Directors, our team and dedicated members,” said Andrus, who joined ASHE 11 years ago. “We will be keenly focused on supporting our members with the professional development, advocacy representation, information and resources they need to face the challenges of today and the future, and to excel in their careers.” Andrus will succeed Dale Woodin, who now serves as AHA vice president for personal membership groups and led the nationwide search for the new ASHE executive director. “We interviewed a number of extraordinary candidates, which speaks to the respect and recognition that ASHE has earned in our field,” said ASHE President Terry Scott. “I’m confident we’ve chosen the right person to build on ASHE’s success and take us even further.” ASHE is an AHA personal membership group.