About Us


The mission of the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI) is to advance the role of the healthcare facilities services professional. This is done through the development and promotion of educational, networking and professional collaboration opportunities for our members.  

HESNI is the premiere resource for hospitals and their professional affiliates to develop solutions to local, regional & national advocacy issues and to provide professional development, mentoring & networking to our membership. Through our chapter educational programs & events, we offer the following to our members.

Professional Development
Access to National Trends
Codes & Standards Updates
Facility Management Solutions

Founded originally in 1968 and re-established in April of 2004, HESNI is a local legal affiliate chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE). HESNI’s members are professionals & students who are interested in personal and professional development, and engage in one or more of the following healthcare team responsibilities.

Plant Operations
Plant Engineering
Safety Management
Clinical Engineering
Facility Planning, Design, Construction
Related Hospital Fields
Suppliers to Hospitals


• Quality and excellence are best achieved in an environment of teamwork and cooperation between the professionals entrusted with attaining the overall goals of healthcare organizations and of the individual institutions that we serve

• Continuing programs for skill enhancement is important, and participation of individuals working together will improve the standards and performance for all

• The application of advancements in our field, coupled with conscientious attention to cost is necessary to achieve maximum efficiency in carrying out of our professional responsibilities

• We have a responsibility to the public to provide safe and dependable institutions dedicated to the highest levels of patient care and to foster this image in community relations.

• The collective interchange of knowledge and experience, coupled with the individual integrity of the membership, will make HESNI a valued resource for advancing its members in their profession