Welcome to the TCHEA website!

The purpose of the Twin City Healthcare Engineering Association (TCHEA) is to advance the development of effective hospital engineering in the healthcare institution by:
  1. Encouraging and assisting members to develop their knowledge and increase their competence in the field of healthcare engineering.
  2. Providing a medium for the interchange of ideas among members and dissemination of information to members.


This website will be archived on January 1st 2022. This chapter has a long history and traditions. All historical documentation and Member information will still be available for you and has been moved to the updated MHCEA website. TCHEA chapter members and information has our own section within the MHCEA website.  All new member and renewal payments will be handled through the MHCEA site. All educational meetings and events will be posted on the MHCEA site and sent to you through "". 

I will be sending you more detailed information about this via email very soon. If you have any questions please reach out directly to me

Thank you, 

Eric Krause

TCHEA president


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Upcoming events

Educational Virtual event. 

Date: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 @ Noon CST

Duration: 1 hour

Continuing Education: Yes

Expert Forum Name: Why You Should be Talking About Indoor Air Quality.

Description: Over the past several months, building ecosystems have gone under the microscope as owners, architects and contractors explore ways to combat COVID-19 variants. There is an immediate need to improve the interior ecosystem in sensitive buildings, such as healthcare facilities and schools, to protect the inhabitants from nasty pathogens. In this Expert Forum hosted by LS Black Constructors, our panelists will discuss why the relationship between air flow, air filtration, pathogen transmission and common chemical disinfectants can impact human wellness, the lifespan and the overall bottom-line of a facility. Our handpicked panel of local experts will discuss pathogen transmission, HAI’s, sustainability/WELL, and the steps we can consider to meet SB2030 goals in the future.

It’s a rapidly changing environment and our goal is to bring expert insight and cutting-edge thinking around managing your interior ecosystem in the spaces you work, learn, heal and play. Attendees will have a chance to earn continuing education credits by attending the event as well.


  • Mike Puncochar – Sr. Project Manager – LS Black Constructors (Co-moderator)  
  • Tom Holm – Green Science Solutions, Aqueous Ozone Expert
  • Bob Dehler – State of MN Dept. of Health
  • Eric Krause – Regional Manager – Facilities Engineering, Allina Health
  • Rachel Bartling – WOLD Architects Healthcare Principal, Co-Moderator
  • Brian Evan, Project Engineer – WOLD Architects

Registration Link

December Regular Members only meeting, December 9th 2021. 

Lunch/Virtual meeting location and time TBD.

TCHEA open Executive Committee positions.

  • TCHEA (Regular Member) Vice president (3 year term)
  • TCHEA (Associate Member) Secretary (2 year term)
  • TCHEA (Regular Member) Treasurer (2 year term)

New members will be voted in during our Regular Members only 

Meeting in December. 

Please email your interest or nominations to

  • Scott Peplinski
  • Eric Krause

















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