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American College of Clinical Engineering


    A Tribute to a Founder, Fellow, Father of CE Profession, dear colleague and friend

    George I. Johnston, MS, CCE, FACCE 

    May 29, 1929 - May 12, 2022

    George's entry into the field of biomedical engineering came shortly after graduation from high school in 1948 when he got employment as a medical electronics technician at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. While working, he attended part time the Hopkins electrical engineering program and graduated in 1955. With his experience and new BSEE, George landed a job as a Biomedical Engineer at the Instrument Section of the National Institute of Health, where he authored his first publication and presented at two engineering conferences.

    In 1958, George left NIH to start the Biomedical Engineering Support department at the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health Sciences University), which he modeled after the NIH's Instrument Section and JHU's School of Medicine Shop where he obtained his early experiences.

    During the 1970s George's department of biomedical engineering like many others, experienced a significant shift in its customer base from a research focus to the hospital. Within 10 years, they became a hospital department and changed their name to Clinical Engineering! About that time, Project HOPE was introduced to George by Bob Morris. The overseas experiences were trying and a delight for both George and his wife, Arlene, so much that George retired from the University at the end of 1988. In 1989-1990, he took a long-term assignment with Project HOPE in China, and another long-term (1992-93) assignment in Guyana. After that, his humanitarian work took him to Belize, Guayaquil, Kenya, Kosovo, and beyond.​

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​Recording of ACCE-Dartmouth-Ordr webinar is now available! Fireside Chat: Medical Device Security is a Joint Effort​
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