Here at EE we find the best and brightest from local universities to assist us with projects. Our interns provide our clients with fresh ideas, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic. Read further about the Healthcare Enabled Logistics Project that our interns are developing and implementing at Geisinger Health System.
Geisinger H.E.L.P Project Goal: Return over 10% of nursing time back for patient care through our Healthcare Enabled Logistics Project. With over 35 different groups delivering supplies and equipment to in-patient units, this complex system is being modeled and optimized to gain control, reduce waste, and increase effectiveness for frontline healthcare providers.
John R Pulaski '11, Bloomsburg University
Electronics Engineering Technology
Project Responsibilities: My duties include collecting data from the Geisinger departments and then organizing it so that it can be input into the model. What I really love about Geisinger is the fact that by working here, and by doing my job right, I am helping the people who save people's lives.
Joshua Robert Glasure '12, Bloomsburg University
Electrical Engineering Technology
Project Responsibilities: I am working on inpatient floors collecting necessary data for the Simulation model. Ultimately, this will help improve the logistical flow of supply chain products throughout the hospital. I look forward to working at Geisinger throughout the summer!
Aaron J. Homiak '11, Bloomsburg University
Electronic Engineering Technology
Project Responsibilities: I collect data through first-hand observations, department logs and video logs in an effort to find usage statistics, volumes, patterns, routing, etc. Then, I input, organize, analyze and prepare the data to form the Simulation Model. I really enjoy learning and experiencing new things, the challenge of trying to figure out exactly how things work (finding the order in chaos) and then working to make them better!
Mustafa Kazim Topuz '11, Lehigh University
Industrial Engineering, Information and Systems Engineering Minor
Project Responsibilities: I started last semester and I learned the SIMUL8 modeling software first and then I modeled the pneumatic tube system. More recently, I have been working to optimize the tube system for faster throughput as my Master's Thesis.
Seth Hostetler '12, Penn State University
Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Project Responsibilities: My responsibilities include building a simulation model of the hospital's logistics and related activities. This includes the actual modeling, as well as data analysis. I am also involved in determining best methods for improvements to the logistics operations and will also be evaluating these improvements via the simulation model. I look forward to continuing to work on the Geisinger project as well as my dissertation research, which will create a support tool to aid in the decision making process when designing the operations for hospitals' internal supply chain.