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Buckeye Central Service Association



Tony Thurmond, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Manager, Central Services
Christ Hospital

About Us:

We are a professional group of Sterile Processing, Central Service, and Material Distribution Technicians from hospitals and healthcare institutions in and around the Greater Dayton, Ohio area.

The group is registered as a chapter with the International Association of Healthcare Central Service and Materials Management also known as IAHCSMM which is an international organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois

The original Buckeye Central Service Association had been an IAHCSMM chapter for several years, but had fallen apart. The new chapter came into being in 2008 after John Best and Cathy Ly had attended the annual IAHCSMM meeting that year in Reno, NV, and decided to revive the old chapter. After a lot of hard work, perseverance, and dedication our chapter had its first meeting in August, 2008 with almost 20 attendees. We were accepted as a full-fledged chapter at the annual conference in 2009. Our meetings are usually every other month, and with each meeting we provide an educational presentation worth CEU points. In addition we put on an all day seminar/ vendor's fair in the Fall. This past year's seminar was a great success with 9 vendors participating and almost 50 attendees.


  • To promote the education and general competency of Central Service and Sterile Processing professionals throughout the region;
  • To increase professional standards and seek commonalities throughout the various facilities represented;
  • To increase public awareness of Sterile Processing Technology, both as a career choice, and as a valued action of the healthcare industry; and
  • To increase camaraderie and fellowship between various facilities both for networking purposes and to share information and knowledge pertinent to the field.

  • Board of Directors
  • Chapter News
  • Meetings
  • Contact Form

Tony Thurmond, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Christ Hospital

Vice President:

Harry Lusby, CRCST
Fairfield Mercy Hospital


Rodney Eldred, CRCST
Sycamore Medical Center


Ann Kobayashi, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Christ Hospital

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Chapter News:

pdfClick here to view the Buckeye Central Service December 2018 Association Newsletter.

pdfClick here to view the Buckeye Central Service July 2018 Association Newsletter.

For more information about the Chapter, fill out the "Contact Form."

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Upcoming Meetings:

Sterile Processing Revival & Vendor Fair

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

8:00am - 3:30pm

The Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45219

5 CEs offered for IAHCSMM, CBSPD and Nursing

$10: includes breakfast & lunch

pdfClick Here to view the complete brochure.

pdfClick Here for the registration form.

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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