John Duraes, CHFM
Full Name
John Duraes, CHFM
Director, Facilities and Engineering
Signature Healthcare - Brockton Hospital
Speaker Bio
John P. Duraes is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager as certified by American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a former President of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society.  John has extensive management experience in the fields of Healthcare Facilities, Healthcare Construction, Heavy and Highway Construction and Large Mechanical Project installation.  John is a senior Facilities Manager with in-depth experience in plant engineering, healthcare construction, preventative maintenance and vendor management. He has extensive knowledge of building codes and standards and compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and other regulatory organizations, including OSHA, NFPA, AHA, TJC, ASHE, NESC, EPA and DEP.  John also consults for the Gerson Lehrman Group Counsel.  Throughout his almost 40 year career, John has attained knowledge and skills by attending various schools and universities, with studies specifically geared towards increasing his knowledge and expertise in his related field.  John is also experienced in implementing LEAN strategies in the healthcare field.  He holds numerous licenses and certifications from the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  John is very active in the community and fund raising programs for several Not-For Profit organizations and is a recipient of an Official Resolution by the New Bedford City Counsel in recognition for his volunteer work in the New Bedford community.