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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.

CMGV® Renewal Exam

The 2018 MGPHO Credentialed Medical Gas Verifier (CMGV®) renewal exam will be offered at the annual conference. You must register in advance for the exam. The fee is $125.00. You must be an active, current member of MGPHO and hold a current ASSE 6030 Medical Gas Systems Verifier credential in order to sit for the CMGV® exam. 

 

The exam will be offered on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., and it will be based on some of the changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, as well as other "refresher" requirements from the code. The exam consists of a mix of (50) multiple choice and true/false questions that you will have 120 minutes to complete. The test will be administered as an open book exam, and you are allowed to use the NFPA 99 2018 Edition as a resource.  

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jonathan Willard

ASSE 6035 Program Discontinued

The MGPHO ASSE 6035 Bulk Medical Gas Systems Verifiers program has been discontinued. Renewals will not be accepted after December 31, 2017. The following organizations, listed in alphabetical order, have expressed an interest in providing the ASSE 6035 credential and can assist our cardholders in renewing their credential:

 

B & R Compliance

Contact: Bob Sutter

P.O. Box 190

Placida, FL 33946

Phone: (610) 868-7183 Ext. 403

E-mail: bob.sutter@brcompliance.com

 

Medical Gas Training Institute

Contact: Sam Perron

470 Mast Road, Ste. B

Goffstown, NH 03045

Phone: (603) 518-5804

E-mail: sam@medgasinstitute.com

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Al Moon.

2017 Board of Directors Election Results

MGPHO is pleased to announce the election of its Vice President, Education, Vice President, Membership, and Vice President, Structure.


Cary Darden was re-elected as Vice President, Education. Cary is the President of EMGS, Inc. in Villa Rica, Georgia.


Mathis Carlson was elected as Vice President, Membership. Mathis is the Area Supervisor for Medical Technology Associates, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois.


Steve Bradshaw was re-elected as Vice President, Structure. Steve is President of Evergreen Medical Services, Inc. in Arden, North Carolina.


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

MGPHO Apparel

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

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Friday, September 21, 2018 3:35 PM • Corky Bishop
Friday, September 21, 2018 7:25 AM • Al Moon
Friday, September 14, 2018 7:39 AM • Robert Sutter

Meet Our Special Expert


Jim Lucas

V.P., Sales & Marketing

Tri-Tech Medical, Inc.



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Why am I a Special Expert for MGPHO? I’m not really sure, I think I’m ‘just one of the guys’. I believe that at one point in the day each of us has a moment of genius and at another point each of us has a moment of oops. To answer your question, probably my knowledge of manifolds, regulators, alarms and fittings are my greatest strengths and perhaps the reason that MGPHO bestowed me with this honor."

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    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

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 8:00 AM • Atlanta, Georgia

    Meet the Exhibitors

    Please join our exhibitor reception on the evening of October 3rd to meet our exhibitors and learn the latest information on new technologies and equipment!

     

    - Advanced Chemical Testing

    - Bay Corporation

    - BC Group International

    - EMSE Corporation

    - ENMET, LLC

    - Genstar Technologies

    - Lokring Medical Gas West

    - Medical Design

    - Medical Gas Training & Consulting, LLC

    - Medical Gas Institute

    - MediTrac by OmegaFlex

    - NITC (National Inspection Testing & Certification)

    - OmegaFlex, Inc.

    - PCI Gases

    - Powerex

    - Tri-Tech Medical, Inc.

     

    Exhibitor Information

    Are you planning to exhibit at the 17th Annual Medical Gas Educational Conference? If so, then you need to know . . . 

     

    Shipping Instructions: ship your packages to the Embassy Suites at Centennial Park, 267 Marietta Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313. Be sure that you include guest name, the name of the meeting, and your confirmation number. Example below:

     

    Guest: John Jones (Confirmation No. XE1300000)

    Meeting: Medical Gas Professional Healthcare Organization

    Embassy Suites at Centennial Park

    267 Marietta Street N.W.

    Atlanta, GA 30313 

     

    If you have questions about shipments to the hotel, please contact them directly at (404) 223-2300. 

     

    If you are a corporate member of the organization and your 2018 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. You will need to log in to register as a prepaid exhibitor.

     

    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 Salon 4/5 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: Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, Legacy Ballroom C

     

    Exhibit Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

     

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

     

    Booth Set-Up: Wednesday, October 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Booths must be broken down and removed immediately following the reception.

    Hotel Reservations

    Are you planning to attend our conference in Atlanta in October? Have you made your hotel reservation? The cut-off date for reserving your room at the Embassy Suites is September 12, 2018. The hotel will accept reservations at our negotiated rate, but only until our room block has been filled. We are expecting a large turnout for this meeting, so please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    Agenda for Medical Gas Educational Conference

    Are you interested in reviewing the agenda for our upcoming annual medical gas educational conference? Get it here!

     

    Be sure to read the June 2018 issue of The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation newsletter (pages 17 - 19) for the article titled "Safe Gas Systems and Office-Based Anesthesia" written by Jonathan L. Wong, DMD and Gerhard Gschwandtner, PEng. This article explains why dental offices are not exempt from following NFPA 99, and why routine maintenance/certification of office-based gas systems is recommended.

     

    Dr. Wong will be presenting "The Rise of Sedation and General Anesthesia in the Dental Office and the Clinical Importance of Appropriately Designed Gas Systems" at our annual conference this year in Atlanta, Georgia.   

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