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IAHCSMM is pleased to partner with our vendor community to provide scholarship opportunities to our current and future members.  Please select the scholarship that best suits your needs, read through the criteria, and when applicable, simply apply directly with the participating vendor.

Educational Scholarships

Crosstex SPS medicalSPSmedical CS Scholarship

SPSmedical Supply Corporation of Rochester, NY has introduced a CS scholarship program to promote Certification of CS professionals.  Each month, SPSmedical will award three (3) individuals an opportunity to work toward certification by providing study materials needed to prepare for the certification exam.  To download an applicationclick here: Download SPSmedical CS Scholarship Application.

Applications are also available by calling SPSmedical at 1-800-722-1529 or e-mail: education@spsmedical.com.

Applicants must be employed in the CS profession for a minimum of 6 months and should include a letter of recommendation from a Supervisor or Manager. 

The scholarship covers educational materials plus exam cost.

SPSmedical Scholarship Winners
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December 2013

Nicole J. Nacco, Sterile Processing Technician, Rochester Ambulatory Surgery Center, Rochester, NY. Nicole will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Sharon McKennon, Sterile Processing Technician, Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, TN. Sharon will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

November 2013

Wladyslawa Koczkodan, SPD Technician, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA. Wladyslawa will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Dale Munn, Central Sterile Technician, Trident Medical Center, Charleston, SC. Dale will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Mark Hamady, Central Sterile Technician, St. Elizabeth Medical Center East, Lafayette, IN. Mark will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

October 2013

Robin Frazier, Sterile Processing Technician, Verde Valley Medical Center, Cottonwood, AZ. Robin will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Melissa Hardisky, Central Sterile Processing Technician, Grove City Medical Center, Grove City, PA. Melissa will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Kimberly Johnson, SPD Technician, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA. Kimberly will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

September 2013

Lynn Hutchinson, Sterile Processing Technician, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI. Lynn will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Terry Bettag, Sterile Processing Technician, St. Mary's Medical Center of Evansville, Evansville, IN. Terry will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Catherine Kohlmeyer, Supervisor, Sterile Processing Department, Butler Memorial Hospital, Butler, PA. Catherine will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

August 2013

Michael Waymire, Sterile Processing Technician, Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield, IN. Michael will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Quinton E. Wilburn, Sterile Processing Technician, URMC Sawgrass Surgery Center, Rochester, NY. Quinton will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM. 

July 2013

Kyle Fox, LPN, Central Service Technician, Morris County Hospital, Council Grove, KS. Kyle will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

June 2013

Lee A. Willms, Medical Supply Technician, VA Medical Center – Syracuse, Syracuse, NY. Lee will be seeking Certified Instrument Specialist certification through IAHCSMM.

Sarah Caporale, Sterile Processing Technician, North Bend Medical Center, Coos Bay, OR. Sarah will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Mary Brenner, SPD Coordinator, The Surgical Center of Morehead City, Morehead City, NC. Mary will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

May 2013

David Biffle, CSP Dept. Night Shift Supervisor, North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. David will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Priscilla Brodus, Central Sterile Department Manager, Barnwell County Hospital, Barnwell, SC. Priscilla will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

April 2013

Aaron Dixon, Central Processing Technician, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Aaron will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Barbara Dailey, Surgical Circulator RN/Recovery RN, Othello Community Hospital, Othello, WA. Barbara will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Brandy Martz, SPD Lead Technician, Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanbning, PA. Brandy will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

March 2013

Rene Rosa, Sterile Processing Technician, Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs, CO. Rene will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Rosella Castille-Cohen, Sterile Processing Technician, St Mary's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO.  Rosella will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM. 

February 2013

Jacqueline Crenshaw, Surgical Technician, Holdenville General Hospital, Holdenville, OK. Jacqueline will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Lametris O’Berry, Sterile Processing Technician, Mount Pleasant Hospital, Mount Pleasant, SC. Lametris will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

January 2013

Cortland Trunzo, Sterile Processing Technician, Geneva General Hospital – Finger Lakes Health, Geneva, NY. Cortland will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.

Tammy Anthony, Sterile Processing Technician, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, IL. Tammy will be seeking Technician certification through IAHCSMM.


healthmark Industries Co.Healthmark Industries

All too often SPD Manager’s are faced with the struggle of budgetary issues. One of the first and most important items to be cut is money for training and continuing education.
Healthmark has developed a unique and innovative frequent purchaser program called “Sterile Processing Dollars (SPDs)” . Your institution will earn these SPD points with every purchase of a Healthmark product for your sterile processing department. These points can then be used to purchase educational materials for you and your staff. Healthmark has teamed up with IAHCSMM to provide the most comprehensive educational materials and programs available for sterile processing professionals and technicians.

To find out more about this program, CLICK HERE

STERIS University STERIS U

For more than a century, STERIS Corporation has recognized and valued the clinical and technical healthcare professionals’ daily commitment to quality patient care. We understand that when we focus on staff education your productivity and quality of work improves. STERIS University staff and faculty are equally committed to today’s leaders and healthcare professionals, as well as supporting the future leaders of tomorrow.

STERIS University is extremely pleased to provide scholarship funding to support your continued growth and development toward professional certification within the CSSD profession. The STERIS University Scholarship Program will cover expenses associated with a single certification course of study and exam fees associated with a single exam sitting per application.

To download an application: Download STERIS University CS Scholarship Application

STERIS University Scholarship Winners
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February 2014

Brandon Waggle is a CSPD Department Educator with Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale, AZ and will be studying for his Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

Leonard Eades is a CSPD Supervisor with Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale, AZ and will be studying for his Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

Chineek Young is a Sterilization Technician with Cherry Hill Women’s Center, Cherry Hill, NJ and will be studying for her Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

Jovanka Jelic-Djokic is a CSPD Technician with Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale, AZ and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

January 2014

Karen Thomas is a Central Processing Technician with Frederick Surgical Center, Frederick, MD and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Joyce Waters is a Central Processing Technician with Frederick Surgical Center, Frederick, MD and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Matthew Gunderson is a Lead Technician with Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO and will be studying for his CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

December 2013

Troy Jagunich is a Central Sterile Technician with Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network – Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale, AZ and will be studying for his CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

April Arnone is a Certified Surgical Technologist and CRCST with Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital, Hammond, LA and will be studying for her Healthcare Leadership (CHL) exam.

Vanessa Palmer is a Material Technician with Cox Monett Hospital, Monett, MO and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Ashley Rowan is a Certified Surgical Technologist with Vidant SurgiCenter, Greenville, NC and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Jessi Remy is a Team Lead with Holzer Health System, Gallipolis, OH and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

November 2013

Sherri Curry is a Surgical Technologist with Big Creek Surgery Center, Middleburgh Hts., OH and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Don-Maria Cozier is an Assistant Director with Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY and will be studying for her Healthcare Leadership (CHL) exam.

Tess Pesigan is a Sterile Processing Technician with Pomona Valley Medical Center, Montebello, CA and will be studying for her Healthcare Leadership (CHL) exam.

October 2013

Rashmi Patel is a Sterile Processing Technician with Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ and will be studying for his CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Marlon Rosal is a Sterile Processing Technician with Eden Medical Center, Hayward, CA and will be studying for his Healthcare Leadership (CHL) exam.

Don Groner is a Certified Surgical Technologist with Santa Paula Hospital, Santa Paula, CA and will be studying for his Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

Enrique Gallo is an Instrument Specialist with Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA and will be studying for his Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

September 2013

Robert Peirano is a Central Service Technician with Ellenville Regional Hospital, Ellenville, NY and will be studying for his CS Technician
(CRCST) exam.

Carla Chambers is a Sterile Processing Technician with Wright Memorial Hospital, Trenton, MO and will be studying for her Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

Laura Nichols is a QA Specialist with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA and will be studying for her Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

August 2013

Troy McEwan is a Lead Technician with Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville, Charlotte, NC and will be studying for his Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

John Verdeber is a Central Service Technician with Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY and will be studying for his Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

Naoimi Kaiser is a Sterile Processing Technician with Peace Health Medical Group, Junction City, OR and will be studying for her Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

July 2013

Debra Martinson is a Central Sterile Reprocessing Technician with Osceola Medical Center, Osceola, WI and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Patricia Hinds Is a CS Coordinator with Olathe Medical Center,
Olathe, KS and will be studying for her Healthcare Leadership
(CHL) exam.

Lori Huff is a Lead Technician with Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, SD and will be studying for her Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam.

June 2013

Kimberly Poteat is a Central Sterile Technician with NHC Patuxeut River, Mechanicsville, MD and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Becky Keel is a Supervisor of SPD with South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, Foley, AL and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Joanne Langeraap is a Nurse Manger with Sioux Center Community Hospital, Sioux Center, IA and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

May 2013

Jamilah Brooks is a Sterile Processing Technician with St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

Kate Bukowski-Smith is a Medical Assistant with Wisconsin Surgery Center, Milwaukee, WI and will be studying for her CS Technician (CRCST) exam.

April 2013

Nicolas Rios is a Central Processing Technician with Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, MA and will be studying for his CS Technician (CRCST) exam.


Purdue
Purdue University

IAHCSMM and Purdue University join together to offer two different scholarships. The purpose of these awards is to provide financial assistance to those individuals who wish to continue their educational and individual growth.

Two categories have been established for these awards:

  1. Central Sterile Supply Department Technicians
  2. Central Sterile Supply Department Managers/Supervisors

One winner in each category will receive a free registration and all course materials for the respective Purdue/IAHCSMM noncredit correspondence course. (These awards are nontransferable, and all course requirements must be met for successful completion.) If a suitable applicant is not found in a category, that award will not be given until the following year.

Award Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria from the completed application, personal essay, and letter of reference from an immediate supervisor.

  1. Financial need
  2. Interest in pursuing educational and individual growth goals
  3. Participation in activities (Association, hospital department, community)
  4. Years of service in Central Sterile Supply.

Applicants must complete the approved application and send it, along with their personal essay and a letter of reference to:

John Wellman, Training Programs
IAHCSMM-Purdue Scholarship Awards
Continuing Education
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Stewart Center G-59
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2034

All applications will be reviewed by a representative from IAHCSMM and Purdue University.

The winners will be announced at the Annual Conference in May. All decisions of the panel will be final.

To download an application: Download IAHCSMM-Purdue University Scholarship Awards Application

 

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