Virginia Association of Central Service
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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Norfolk, VA 23507
Virginia Association of Central Services came into being as a means of identifying and unifying Central Services personnel professionally within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VACS' goal is to work as an advocate for the promotion of educational and professional growth to members and associates.
Our Mission: to identify and unify Central Services personnel professionally within the Commonwealth. To promote personal education and provide guidelines for professional growth.
During the year, we offer seminars and vendor fairs with continuing educational value to Central Service personnel. We strive to meet the needs of Central Service professionals to promote their status as technical professionals in a rapidly evolving field of health care. Please take this opportunity to learn about us as an association and of upcoming events. We hope you will find our services beneficial to your personnel professional needs.
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Larry S. Womack
The Virginia Association of Central Services annual spring meeting was held on April 14th, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA. There were approximately 100 attendees. The theme for this program was “Knowing Your Steam in 2018”. The speakers for the day were Pamela Carter, Martha Paige, and Carol Hooks. Pamela and Martha are Clinic Education Specialists for Steris Corporation and Carol is the SPD Manager at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter in Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach.
In the morning attendees heard from Pam and Martha whose presentations were Sterilization Choices (Pam), Gaming Your Knowledge of High Temperature Sterilization (Pam), ST58: Chemical Sterilization and High Level Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities (Martha), and Gaming Your Knowledge ANSI/AAMI ST58 (Martha). Attendees then enjoyed a boxed lunch from Chick-Fil-A. After lunch attendees heard from Carol whose presentations included Solving Problems/Root Cause Analysis and a Round Table discussion on solving problems/root cause analysis. Attendees were awarded 6 credit hours through IAHCSMM and 5.75 credit hours through CBSPD.
We would also like to congratulate Bart Conlon III from Augusta Health. Bart was the winner of our 50/50 raffle. Congratulations Bart!Read More
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SAVE THE DATES
The Virginia Association of Central Services is currently preparing for its annual Fall seminar. This 2 day event will be held Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by HILTON Hampton Roads (1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666). During this meeting you will experience expert led educational programs, vendor exhibits, and networking opportunities all while earning continuing education points.
There will be educational sessions in the morning and afternoon on both days. Lunch on Friday will be on your own while lunch on Saturday will be provided by VACS. Friday evening there will be a vendor social where you can relax and network with our vendor sponsors and other attendees. During lunch on Saturday we will have our annual business meeting, auction, and vendor exhibits. Throughout the day on Saturday we will be selling tickets ($1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5) for our 50/50 raffle and prize drawings. We will also be selling VACS t-shirts and vests throughout the meeting. Certificates and attendee gifts will be handed out at the conclusion of the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you in September!
Annual Fall Meeting 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018
Embassy Suites by HILTON Hampton Roads
Hampton Hotel, Convention Center and Spa
1700 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA 23666