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Welcome to MGPHO

The Medical Gas Professional Healthcare Organization (MGPHO) was founded in 1998 as an organization that is dedicated to advancing the safe design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and inspection/verification of medical gas and vacuum systems through education. The organization is actively involved in identifying, understanding, and maintaining state and federal standards as well as improving the techniques used in testing and verification.

2016 Board of Directors Election Results

MGPHO is pleased to announce the election of its Vice President, Finance and Vice President, Legal.


Our new Vice President, Legal, Ross Williams, is President of ARTEC Environmental Monitoring in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Al Moon was re-elected as Vice President, Finance. Al is President of Advanced Compliance Solutions in Stilwell, Kansas.

In addition to our elected officials, please welcome our interim Vice Presidents of Credentials and Education. Cary Darden, Vice President, Education and Jonathan Willard, Vice President, Credentials were appointed as interim board members, replacing Bob Kroening and Carsten Lunde.

Cary Darden is with EMGS, Inc. in Villa Ricca, Georgia and Jonathan Willard is President of Acute Medical Gas Services in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Each of these new board members holds significant experience and recognized leadership within the industry. Please join us in welcoming them in their new positions.

Not a member? Join today!

Our membership includes professional technicians, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, medical professionals and others interested in maintaining the integrity of medical gas systems. Membership in the organization will ensure that you are up-to-date on the latest changes in standards and verification practices. 


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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 14, 2016 8:00 AM • Mail-In Examination
Monday, October 02, 2017 7:00 AM (MDT) • Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Agenda

Click here for a copy of this year's conference agenda.

Exhibitor Information

Are you planning to exhibit at the 16th Annual Medical Gas Educational Conference? If so, then you need to know . . .


If you are a corporate member of the organization and your 2017 dues have been paid, then you are entitled to exhibit at the meeting for no additional cost. To register, click on the link above and choose the "Prepaid Exhibitor" option.


Booths can be chosen on site on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be arranged in a U-shape around the perimeter of the Mesquite exhibit room. Electrical outlets are available around the room, but extension cords may be necessary. If you have any special or unique requirements, please contact the event manager.


Location:        Flamingo Las Vegas, Mesquite Room

Exhibit Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Exhibit Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Booth Set-Up: Monday, October 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Click here for more information about shipping exhibit materials and supplies.  

16th Annual Conference Speakers & Vendors



  • New TJC Requirements: Jonathan Willard
  • Lokring Inspectors Training: Jim Brusse
  • NFPA 99 (2018) Dental The New Chapter: Daniel Shoemaker
  • How VSA Technology Works for Onsite Generators: Erin Meehan
  • NFPA 99 2018 Changes Coming: Jim Lucas
  • Medical Gas Inspections From Life Safety Surveyor Point of View: Ken Gregory, TSIG
  • Building a Digital Medical Gas Reporting System: Cary Darden


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  • Amico Corporation
  • Bay Corporation
  • BC Group International, Inc.
  • EMSE Corporation
  • Genstar Technologies
  • Koty-Leavitt Insurance
  • Lokring West Coast USA
  • Medical Design
  • NITC
  • Powerex, Inc.
  • Tri-Tech Medical, Inc.



Meet Our Special Expert

E. Daniel Shoemaker

National Product Trainer

Accutron Inc.

"Membership in MGPHO was a natural transition from my med gas field technician and piping experience, combined with my experiences on the NFPA committee. I appreciate working with the MGPHO members, as they contribute their experiences and expertise to my current position as the National Technical Training Manager for nitrous oxide/oxygen products in dentistry.


  • #1 love is Lila, married since Dec. 1973 with 6 children & 1 foster child plus 26 grandchildren.
  • Career began in the dental industry in Sept. 1974 as a service tech.
  • Advanced to a service manager then the manager of the National Service Center for Ohmeda, managing a team of medical gas installers and dental service technicians.
  • In the 80’s, was transferred to the sales department and continued in that capacity till advanced as the Western Regional Sales Manager.
  • 1993 to present, served on the NFPA 99,  Sub-Committee on Medical Gas Piping.
  • 2013 to present, member of MGPHO.
  • Member of Arizona PIPE committee.
  • Since 2012,  working for Crosstex-Accutron as the National Product Training Manager. This also includes involvement in new product development for medical gas products used primarily in the dental industry.

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MGPHO Apparel

Do you want your own MGPHO shirts, hats or other apparel? You can place your order here!

Recent Forum Updates

Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:30 PM • George Scott
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 8:00 AM • Al Moon
Friday, September 01, 2017 10:05 AM • Al Moon

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