Local tech earns high honor

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local technician received a very high honor.

ReNew Biomedical technician Josh Weatherford is the first technician in the world to complete the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)’s nationally registered Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Apprenticeship through the US Department of Labor. Through the BMET Apprenticeship, Josh earned his CABT and CBET certifications through AAMI.

ReNew partnered with AAMI, the body that administers biomedical technician certifications and the BMET apprenticeship.

They’re working towards growing the backbone of the healthcare industry and training the next generation of life-saving medical equipment technicians, as well as creating a skilled workforce here in Jackson.

“It’s the first one. It’s a big thing to celebrate. It’s a big thing for the industry, for the field, for AAMI, for ReNew, and we’re just so proud,” said Danielle McGeary, the Vice President of Healthcare Technology Management for AAMI.

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation is a nonprofit organization where bio-medical technicians can gain their industry certifications.

There are currently 30 people they plan to give awards to.

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