For Greene County News
XENIA & BEAVERCREEK — Facilities management is a job where literally “everyone” depends on you. However, Andy Brinkman knows that being the new director of facilities for Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center, both with Kettering Health Network, is more than just maintaining the facilities. He understands it’s about keeping patients and employees comfortable and safe.
“It is my responsibility to ensure the hospitals, grounds, and outlying buildings are all functioning to meet the daily needs of all occupants at all times.”
Prior to working for the hospitals, Brinkman was in charge of maintenance at Wilson Hospital in Sidney and, before that, at Hobart in Troy.
What he enjoys most about his new position is helping oversee new construction like the current build out of the 5th floor at Soin, adding 31 patient rooms to be opened in January. “I love the variety of work this job demands,” he added. “I enjoy the interactions with the patients and employees. Every day provides a new challenge to be solved.”
With a strong background in HVAC and lean manufacturing practices, he hopes each will only help enhance the processes and functionality of the facilities department at both hospitals.
“I want to make our hospitals function as efficiently as possible,” said Brinkman.
Brinkman is settling in and enjoying his new role and so far the biggest surprise about working at Greene Memorial and Soin has been the overall culture.
“It has been so great to see just how empowering the atmosphere is here and just how much Soin and Greene care about employees and patients. You become a part of family here – at team of people that make a difference in the lives of its employees and patients.”
The Huber Heights native lives in Troy with his wife and two teenage daughters. When he’s not working he enjoys watching his daughter play volleyball.
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.