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George McCracken

Director of Estates Risk and Environment, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

George McCracken joined the Health Service in 1993 as a Hospital Engineer in Northern Ireland.

In 2002 he moved to the Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast, as a Senior Engineer and in November 2007, George took up post as Head of Estates Risk and Environment in the new Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, which is one of the largest Hospital Trusts in the UK.
He holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Construction Engineering & Management, is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Building and an associate member of Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management.

Currently George leads a Risk Team that has, and continues to provide, a unique and innovative approach to the management of risk within an Estates Healthcare Environment.

He also leads the Estates Environmental Team, which has been at the forefront of developing technologies promoting sustainability in healthcare.

Robert T. Hinton

PE, Director of Operations and Maintenance, University of Washington Medical Center

Robert currently serves as the Director of Operations and Maintenance at the University of Washington Medical Center where he oversees a staff of 65 that are responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of a 1.7 million square foot academic research hospital.

He has served as the Safety Officer specializing in regulatory compliance.

After a Legionella outbreak in 2016, Robert spent the past year dedicated to implementing a strong water management plan.

Robert is also a licensed Fire Protection Engineer practicing in Washington State.

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