Los Angeles, California, May 21 2019
It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Michael Woodburn, Associate Vice President and Medical Equipment Planner with One-EQ. Michael’s nuanced understanding of the back-of-house operations of healthcare facilities was second-to-none.
Mike started with CallisonRTKL in 2006 in Northern California as an equipment planner in healthcare technologies. He was instrumental to the growth and success of OneEQ in the California market. “Mike was passionate and dedicated to OneEQ and his team. He loved his work and dedicated himself to developing talent and providing the knowledge and rigor to help OneEQ to flourish in California,” notes Debbie Cameron, Senior Vice President.
His client base was a roster of preeminent institutions including Stanford University, Marin General, UCSF Precision Cancer Center, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
In 2016, he was promoted to Associate Vice President, in part, because of his deep knowledge of medical technologies and client insights. Irene Bickell, Vice President, worked closely with Mike, “he was incredibly knowledgeable – he had a deep understanding into the work we do and never had an air about how much wisdom he possessed. He brought a meaningful and natural approach to our clients, team, and projects. He will be missed deeply.”
Mike’s work will have a legacy on the communities he served. Between the physicians, patients, administrators, and those who are reliant on hospitals for their health and wellbeing his work positively impacts all.
From his daughter Rachel, “He was kind and he was funny, and he taught me it was ok to embrace your inner nerd. He would watch horror movies with me and make fun of me when I jumped or cringed. We watched sci-fi shows and movies and he would explain how/why a certain science would or would not work in the real world. He would quiz me on rock songs in the car, and head bang with me to songs on the radio.”
Michael is survived by his wife of 35 years Lisa; his three daughters Amber, Fiona and Rachel and son Alexander.
If you would like to, the family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to offset the cost of a private autopsy and related funeral costs.