After working at Saint Francis Healthcare System for the last thirty-six years, Doug Halter retired on April 7, 2021. Halter served as the Manager of Clinical Engineering.
Halter began his career at Saint Francis in 1984 as a communications technician, and was responsible for installing the Rauland Responder III Nurse Call Systems. Halter served in this role until 1987 when he transitioned to the position of a Bio-Medical Tech, where he maintained communication systems such as overhead paging, encoders and pagers, intercoms and TV distribution. Halter also served in an Assistant Manager position prior to his current role of Manager of Clinical Engineering.
As the Manager of Clinical Engineering, Halter was responsible for implementing preventative maintenance in efforts to keep the Medical Center compliant with various agencies such as The Joint Commission and the State of Missouri. Halter said of his position “I have always recommended Biomed as a career choice. There are no two days alike, so the job never become redundant or stale.”
Discussing his time at Saint Francis and what he enjoyed the most from day-to-day, Halter said, “The greatest takeaway is the people. I have had the privilege to get to know and work with a great many people over the years. I love to listen to the needs of my colleagues and work toward solutions. I have always learned from those I work with, and I hope that they can say the same about me.”
Lori Sturgill, Chief Information Officer, said of Halter, “If you know Doug, then you know that his knowledge and expertise are extraordinary. Over the years, Doug has been instrumental in growing, shaping and developing our Clinical Engineering. Doug’s leadership on numerous projects and initiatives has helped transform the way we deliver healthcare today.”