High-Reliability Podcast: Mike Canales, Healthcare Engineering Program Director
Episode 15 - Healthcare Education

High-Reliability Podcast: Mike Canales, Healthcare Engineering Program Director

High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function.  

In this episode of High Reliability, I am joined by Mike Canales. Mike is a 27-year Healthcare Engineering Professional, including 21 years spent as a hospital facility director. In 2013 he transitioned out of the hospital into what has become a natural extension and enhancement of his career. He is currently the Healthcare Engineering Program Director at Owensboro Community & Technical College in Owensboro, KY. Mike established the program at OCTC in 2013, please see for more information…

https://owensboro.kctcs.edu

In this episode of High Reliability, we discuss the program and Mike’s career transitions, including:

  • Moving from the hospital to the university environment, and the importance of recognizing your strengths (3:00);
  • Figuring it out, and the 80/20 rule (10:00);
  • The HCFM program, explained (19:00);
  • What’s it like to be a Facility Guy in an academic world?! (29:30);
  • Who is the Owensboro program for? (46:00).

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