Multiple Ross & Baruzzini Healthcare Clients Make CHIME 2021 List of ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals.

Most Wired Hospitals Use Information Technology for Improved Patient Experience

This year’s “Healthcare’s Most Wired” survey, conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), recently recognized several Ross & Baruzzini Healthcare Technology clients. CHIME’s Most Wired list acknowledges healthcare organizations that have adopted and deployed information technology to improve patient safety and health outcomes across the industry.

Our featured clients include:

Children’s Hospital Colorado


Duke University Health System

Essentia Health

Genesis Healthcare System

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Parkview Health

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

SCL Health

UNC Health

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

“Digital transformation in healthcare has accelerated to an unprecedented level since 2020, and the next few years will bring a wave of innovation that empowers healthcare consumers and will astound the industry,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program recognizes the outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in healthcare. Their trailblazing commitment to rapid transformation has set an example for the entire industry in how to pursue a leadership vision.”

Building Patient-Focused Healthcare Systems:

Our Technology team understands the impact of patient experience relating to growing market share in a competitive landscape. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, improving patient experience can enhance health outcomes, build greater employee satisfaction, and boost an organization’s bottom line.

Achieving high patient experience ratings requires leveraging today’s advanced healthcare technology and digital tools. Learn how we can help your healthcare team accelerate efficiency, quality, and safety across your entire facility. For more information on how we can help improve your patient experience, contact our Technology team.

Ross & Baruzzini Senior Electrical Engineer, Warren Kohm, Inducted into S&T Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering

We are proud to recognize Warren Kohm, Senior Electrical Engineer – Government, for his recent induction into the Missouri S&T Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering during the academy’s induction ceremony earlier this month.

Founded in 1980, the academy is a departmental advisory group composed of alumni and other electrical and computer engineers who have made outstanding contributions to their profession. The new inductees were recognized for their service and leadership in electrical and computer engineering.

Warren Kohm earned a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1993 and 1997, respectively.

Kohm began his career in MEP plan review for the St. Louis County public works department. In 1998, he moved to A.P. O’Brien Engineering as a manager of electrical engineering, and a year later moved to Briner Electric, where he served as a design-build project director.

In 2004, Kohm moved to Ross & Baruzzini and now serves as a Senior Electrical Engineer for our Government team. He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois electrical board of directors and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, and Florida.

Congratulations to Warren for this outstanding achievement.

Congratulations! Celebrating This Month’s 5 Year Anniversaries.

October is a busy month for employee anniversaries! This month, we’re celebrating a trio of 5-year anniversaries for:

Mitch Spillman, Project Services Group | Plumbing Designer

Help us congratulate Mitch Spillman on his 5th anniversary with Ross & Baruzzini. Mitch has become a valuable member of our team. He is willing to help out when needed and he has taken on many project tasks to improve his design knowledge and we truly appreciate his dedication to the firm and our clients.

Mitch is also the St. Louis ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers) Young Professionals (AYP) Liaison. We’re looking forward to seeing all the great things he will accomplish in the upcoming years.

Gary Fischer, Project Services Group | Director of Electrical Engineering

Congratulations to Gary Fischer, P.E., on his 5th year with Ross & Baruzzini. During these past 5 years, he became the Electrical Department Manager for the Government group and now serves as the Director of Electrical Engineering for the Process Services Group. 

His technical and organizational skills are outstanding and well respected by clients and coworkers. He never fails to get the job done, doing whatever is necessary to keep multiple projects moving forward.

David Clark, Project Services Group | Senior Electrical Designer

Congratulations to David Clark on his 5 year anniversary! Always dependable, David was the cornerstone designer on successful projects for clients such as Lambert Airport and Saint Louis University

This year he has been managing 3 to 4 designers to develop the electrical contractors Revit L300 BIM model. When it comes to fitting a square peg in a round hole without a hammer, David is your man. David exemplifies precise coordination, problem-solving, and collaboration. Way to go!

Visit our careers page to learn more about our award-winning company culture and career opportunities.

Ross & Baruzzini Aviation Expertise Featured in Rolling Stone Article

Published by Rolling Stone, our Aviation Security Consulting Team worked with the Port of Seattle to provide an After Action Report (AAR) on the incident of The Sky Thief: Beebo Russell’ Last Flight.

The Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, part of Alaska Air’s fleet, which was commandeered by Russell.

On a Friday evening in August 2018, while thousands of Seattle residents were commuting home for the weekend, an unprecedented event happened at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. An airline ground crew employee with no piloting experience stole a commercial aircraft and went on a 70-minute joy ride around the Puget Sound area. Ross & Baruzzini Consultant Michael Steinle was hired by the Port of Seattle to conduct an after action report (AAR) of the airport’s response to the incident. 

The report was delivered to the Port in December 2018 but was not made public. Over the next two and a half years, an investigative reporter from Rolling Stone magazine conducted extensive research into the incident and the man behind it, Richard “Beebo” Russell. 

The Port eventually released the ARR to the reporter who also spoke with the FBI, FAA, military officials, as well as friends and family of Mr. Russell. In June 2021, this thorough article was published giving insight into the man who pulled off something that no one has ever done, and hopefully, no one will ever do again. 

Fortunately, Mr. Russell didn’t want to hurt anyone because if he did, thousands could have died. Less than 10 minutes away, the Seahawks football stadium was packed with spectators for a Pearl Jam concert. The Ross & Baruzzini report is quoted in the Rolling Stone article and played a critical role in analyzing what happened during the incident. To write the report, Michael conducted dozens of interviews with airport personnel directly involved with the event.

Following the completion of the AAR, Ross & Baruzzini was asked to speak at several airport industry events to discuss the report’s findings. It is another example of how our work makes a difference. 

To read the full Rolling Stone article, click here.