Foundation Scholarships

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.


The IAHCSMM Foundation Scholarship application process for the 2020 IAHCSMM Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois is closed.

Applications for the 2020 Foundation Conference Scholarship were due by December 31, 2019.

Past Recipients

  • Gary Bache, CRCST, CIS, CHL, Supervisor - Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Alicia Ballinger, CRCST, CIS, Lead Instrument Tech - Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL
  • Florence Lynne Galusha, CRCST, CSP Educator - PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver, WA
  • Julie Hook, CRCST, Technician - Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, WY
  • Hafiz Abdul Mannan, CRCST, Manager - Hameed Latif Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Michelle Brown, CRCST, CER, CIS, Technician - Mercy Hospital of Joplin, Joplin, MO
  • Brittney Bruin, CRCST, Lead Tech - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, North Pole, AK
  • Emily Davis, CRCST, CIS, Technician - Bassett Heatlhcare Network, Franklin, NY
  • Julie Dothager, CRCST, CER, Technician - Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL
  • Ramon Hidalgo, CRCST, CHL, Supervisor - Banner Boswell Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Ann Briggs - Rockland and Bergen Surgery Center
  • Leticia Cruz - University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • Mohammad Iqbal - Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus
  • Jennifer Morrissey - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Bryan Potratz - SageWest Healthcare at Lander

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.

Certificants & Members
Certifications Offered
Years of Experience
Accepted in all U.S. States & Abroad