Gary Milewski
Full Name
Gary Milewski MS, CHFM, CHSP
Corporate Facility Compliance Manager
Novant Health
Speaker Bio
Gary A. Milewski has 30+ years of professional experience in facilities management, safety management, disaster preparedness, and loss prevention. For the past 33 years, he has provided safety, life safety, emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, facilities, and biomedical consultations to a wide variety of industry, with a focus for the past 30 years on acute care hospitals. His areas of expertise include safety and hazardous materials management, life safety compliance, disaster planning, employee education, and engineering controls for hazards inherent to the healthcare industry.
Currently, he is Novant’s Corporate Engineering Compliance Manager. His career has covered operational responsibilities with Forsyth Medical Center, Memorial Health University Medical Center, and Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was also an Intermittent Life Safety Code Specialist Surveyor for the Joint Commission.
Gary is a member of the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association, Inc. since 2006 (CHE, SrHE). He is a member in good standing with the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), with a SASHE designation. He also was a member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and a member of North Carolina Hospital Association’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee.
Gary is certified as a Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), and a Certified Healthcare Engineer (CHE). Aside from his certifications, he has also participated in many different programs in the fields of Hazardous Materials, OSHA, FEMA Incident Command, NFPA, and Georgia’s Office of Homeland Security Senior Leadership Program.
Gary, has been an Adjunct Instructor, working with Wake Technical Community College in developing and implementing a Healthcare Facility Management Program. He is working with Cape Fear Community College, pertaining to the implementation of a healthcare facility management associates program.
Gary has published articles with The Safety Advisor, pertaining to Hospital Hurricane Preparedness. He has conducted numerous presentations pertaining to facility safety, regulatory compliance, hazmat awareness, etc.
He holds a MS and BS in Occupational Safety and Health, from Columbia Southern University, an Associates in Marketing, from Triton College, and numerous studies in facilities construction, loss prevention, safety, hazardous materials, incident command, regulatory compliance, health surveillance, and weapons of mass destruction.