Barbara Maguire, Vice President, Quality and Geisinger Clinical Engineering
As Vice President of Quality and Geisinger Clinical Engineering, Barbara Maguire directs all aspects of the clinical engineering line of business’ quality, compliance, client loyalty, asset management software platform, supply chain, and central dispatch functions as well as oversees the delivery of clinical engineering services to ISS Solutions’ parent organization, Geisinger Health System. She ensures that all clinical engineering elements at Geisinger and non-Geisinger clients alike are designed and implemented to comply with The Joint Commission and other regulatory and inspection requirements, guidelines and standards. Barbara manages 100% of the clinical devices at Geisinger’s seven hospitals and over 100 community practice and specialty clinics—everything from patient monitoring systems, to sterilizers, to advanced imaging systems and linear accelerators. Her team is charged with assessment, acceptance testing, preventive maintenance, repair, and disposal service for over 67,000+ clinical devices at Geisinger.
Barbara has over twenty three years of experience in biomedical engineering, first as a biomedical technician, then as a clinical engineer, and next as a clinical engineering manager, obtaining positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining ISS Solutions, Barbara served as the Director of Biomedical Engineering at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She managed all aspects of the safe use of patient care equipment for this 1,100 bed teaching hospital and doubled their outside business to $3 million annually. Barbara also established a biomedical division for a third-party company, winning several government contracts with the Army, the Navy and FEMA.
Barbara holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from George Washington University, an M.S. in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford and an MBA from Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College / CUNY. She is a Certified Clinical Engineer.
Barbara has been active in several professional organizations such as the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). In October 2016, she represented the ACCE by presenting the clinical engineering perspective at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s workshop on the servicing of medical equipment. She is also involved in the AAMI Benchmarking task force, the MITA (Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance) committee to develop standards for service of imaging equipment, and other initiatives to develop industry standards.
Barbara resides in central New Jersey with her husband, Drew, and their two children. Together they enjoy all types of sports, including skiing, swimming and biking, as well as travelling to remote places where there is no internet, such as the Grand Canyon and Galapagos. Barbara also enjoys training and racing in triathlons and has completed the Lake Placid Iron Man. The time spent training for these races provides a great opportunity to reflect and think, and it is during these times that she comes up with her best ideas for life and work!