About the Foundation

To help advance patient safety, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) created the IAHCSMM Foundation, the Association's 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. The IAHCSMM Foundation's primary mission is to provide valuable education and support to CS professionals through educational initiatives, research, scholarships, professional development grants and awards.

Foundation Overview

Generosity Plants Seeds

SP professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation in healthcare facilities. Because of this critical role, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. In fact, without SP professionals, the Operating Room and other patient care centers of a healthcare facility simply could not function.

Performing SP-related duties safely, consistently and in accordance with industry standards, guidelines, best practices, internal policies and procedures, and manufacturers' instructions for use requires competent, well-trained and skilled SP technicians. Not only must these professionals commit to continuing education and professional development, they must also remain focused on delivering consistent, high-quality customer service, and doing what's right in the name of patient safety- for each and every instrument, surgical case and patient.

Your support provides the foundation to help these professionals continue their education and development, through education, training and scholarships.

  • Providing professional development grants for SP professionals to attend the IAHCSMM Annual Conference
  • Providing scholarships for SP professionals to obtain CRCST, CIS and CHL certifications
  • Developing patient safety training tools, webinars and seminars
  • Funding industry research to improve patient safety, infection prevention and SP-related practices

Foundation Board of Directors

2018-2020 Board Members

/President
Sharon Greene-Golden, CRCST, FCS
President
Manager, SPD
Shady Grove Medical Center
Rockville, MD
/Vice%20President
Karen Nauss, CRCST
Vice President
Manager, CS and Supply Chain Logistics
Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA
/Secretary-Treasurer
MARK DURO, CRCST, FCS
Secretary-Treasurer
Director of Education
Crosstex/SPSmedical
Rush, NY
/Director
STEVEN BASILE
Director
VP, Sales
Healthmark Industries
Fraser, MI
/Director
Anthony Bondon, CRCST
Director
SP Manager
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Springfield, IL
/Director
BOB BRIGHAM, CRCST
Director
Consultant
LogiQuip
Galesburg, MI
/Director
BOB MARRS, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Director
Director, Consulting Services & Field Operations
Aesculap, Inc.
Center Valley, PA
/Director
WARREN NIST, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Director
CPD Director
Jefferson Health
Voorhees Township, NJ
/Director
LARRY PARSONS, CRCST, CHL
Director
Sterile Processing Manager
Baptist Health Paducah
Paducah, KY
/Director
CHARLES REED
Director
Chief Financial Officer, VP of Sales
Mobile Instrument Service
Bellefontaine, OH
/Director
RICHARD SCHULE, CRCST, CHMMC, CIS, CHL, FCS
Director
Director Clinical Education
STERIS Corporation
Mentor, OH
/Executive%20Director
Susan Adams, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director
IAHCSMM Headquarters Office
Chicago, IL
/Foundation%20Manager
Siri Sorensen, MA, CAE, PMP, CMP
Foundation Manager
Director of Certification & Membership
IAHCSMM Headquarters Office
Chicago, IL

Supporters and Donors

We'd like to thank everyone for your support of the IAHCSMM Foundation! Your generosity provides valuable education and support to Sterile Processing professionals through educational initiatives, research, scholarships, professional development grants and awards.

Diamond: $2,500 +

AORN

Ofstead & Associates, Inc.

Purdue University

Platinum: $1,000 - 2,499
 
Gold: $500 - 999

Bob Brigham, CRCST

Karen Nauss, CRCST

Bronze: $250 - 499

Apiary Medical, Inc.

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This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 37,000 members and certificants rely on IAHCSMM to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.

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Accepted in all U.S. States & Abroad