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Pediatric Home Service (PHS) technician earns BMET designation

St. Paul, Minn. —Mike Vogel, an Electronics Technician for Pediatric Home Service, is one of only 62 people in Minnesota, and 2,500 worldwide, to receive the title of Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) from The International Certification Commission and The United States Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology.

The certification recognizes excellence in theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of biomedical equipment technology, and demonstrates that the technician has the knowledge to ensure a safe, reliable healthcare environment. (

“Patient safety is a priority at PHS. Having a BMET certified technician on staff enhances our comprehensive efforts to continuously provide the highest standard of care to our young patients,” said Pam Clifton, Senior Vice President of Operations, “and guarantees that we are up-to-date on the latest technology in medical equipment. Physicians, discharge planners, patients and families can feel comfortable knowing the equipment we provide is being properly maintained to the highest standards by qualified technicians and if they have a question or a problem with their equipment, our technicians are ready to help them.”

About Pediatric Home Service

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Pediatric Home Service is an independent pediatric homecare company that helps medically-complex, technology-dependent children live safely and successfully where they’re most comfortable, at home with their families, rather than in a hospital. Pediatric Home Service has been partnering with healthcare professionals and family caregivers for more than two decades to deliver compassionate, specialized, high-quality care to children with special medical needs.

Originally published: July 28, 2008