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Mission Statement

The mission of IAHCSMM is to promote patient safety worldwide by raising the level of expertise and recognition for those in the Central Service profession. IAHCSMM accomplishes this:

  •  By providing educational, professional development, certification, communication, and representation opportunities for Central Service professionals;
  •  Through collaboration efforts with allied partners, members, and associates; and
  •  Through advocacy initiatives for public policy changes.


COMMUNICATION: To share association and profession-related information in an open and timely manner with members, allied partners, associates, and the public.

EDUCATION: To advance knowledge and achieve excellence at all levels of the Central Service and associated professions.

PROFESSIONALISM: To deliver professional performance and quality through integrity, accountability, trust, ethics, and collaboration.

LEADERSHIP: To act as the leading Central Service organization by: providing educational opportunities; creating an environment to promote patient safety; and mentoring and developing new leaders.

ADVOCACY: To promote the Central Service profession on international, national, state, and local levels and to support issues that promote the profession and patient safety.

EXCELLENCE: To strive for excellence within the Central Service profession by promoting quality performance and education.

Vision Statement

Through international collaboration and organizational excellence, IAHCSMM will be the leading association for education and certification for the Central Service profession, thereby improving patient safety and meeting the needs of the healthcare environment.

International Association of
Healthcare Central Service Materiel 
Management (IAHCSMM)

55 West Wacker Drive
Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60601
Contact Us
Toll Free: 800.962.8274
Direct: 312.440.0078
Fax: 312.440.9474
Email: mailbox@iahcsmm.org