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The Sterile Processing (SP) profession is dynamic, ever evolving and critical to patient safety and positive outcomes. Those who comprise this challenging, yet rewarding discipline and consistently go the extra mile in the name of service excellence are certainly worthy of formal recognition. The IAHCSMM Awards Program does just that by paying tribute to SP professionals’ many contributions and successes, and their commitment to delivering safe, high quality service to healthcare customers each day. We thank you for your hard work and commitment to doing what's right in the name of quality and patient safety!

Nominations for the 2020 IAHCSMM Awards are now open! We invite you to nominate yourself or another deserving individual to participate in the IAHCSMM Awards. All Award nominations are due by Friday, January 17, 2020. Selected recipients will be notified in February, 2020, and recognized during the 2020 Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois.

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2020 IAHCSMM Awards

  • Confidence Builder
    A Team Award: The Confidence Builder Award recognizes a CS team that has implemented initiatives or programs that have led the team to build confidence within the organization through improved service and positive patient outcomes.

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  • CS Leadership
    An Individual Award: The CS Leadership Award recognizes a CS supervisor, manager, director, or equivalent, who had demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and has made significant contributions to their team, department and facility

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  • Decontaminator
    An Individual Award: The Decontaminator Award recognizes the author of an outstanding paper on the topic of decontamination.

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  • Educator
    An Individual Award: The Educator Award recognizes educators in CS who have helped to establish principles and standards of practice relative to infection control, reprocessing, packaging and sterilization.

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  • Golden Slipper
    An Individual Award: The Golden Slipper Award recognizes the author of an outstanding narrative that demonstrates how the nominee has provided extraordinary service to healthcare customers, patients, colleagues or others within the facility.

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  • Technician
    An Individual Award: The Technician Achievement Award recognizes a CS technician who has made significant improvements in the function and operation of their department.

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