History and Timeline
IAHCSMM began in the 1950s with a visionary – Mary Helen Anderson – who gathered like-minded colleagues to share information that related to the Central Service/Sterile Processing profession. Over the ensuing five decades, the Association's members have built a solid, respectable profession by defining their uniqueness, training, certification, continuing education, and quest for quality customer service and patient care.
This is all accomplished in an environment of compassion and dedication -- for patients who frequently never know even the name of the Central Service professionals who provided the clean and sterile instruments and equipment that contributed to their care and recovery.
IAHCSMM and the thousands of members it serves together combine the best in human nature – the drive for excellence for the sake and wellbeing of others.