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Awards

The Sterile Processing (SP) profession is dynamic, ever evolving and critical to patient safety and positive outcomes. Those who comprise this challenging, yet rewarding discipline and consistently go the extra mile in the name of service excellence are certainly worthy of formal recognition. The IAHCSMM Awards Program does just that by paying tribute to SP professionals’ many contributions and successes, and their commitment to delivering safe, high quality service to healthcare customers each day. We thank you for your hard work and commitment to doing what's right in the name of quality and patient safety!

Golden Slipper Award for Service Excellence

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Individuals may nominate themselves or someone else for this award.

This award recognizes the author of an outstanding narrative that demonstrates how the nominee has provided extraordinary service to healthcare customers, patients, colleagues or others within the facility. The Golden Slipper for Service Excellence Award is based on a story about a patient who lost his favorite slippers in the hospital and had them replaced by a caring healthcare professional who searched for, located and purchased a new pair of identical slippers for the patient.

Nominees will be evaluated on a typewritten narrative that explains why service excellence is important in today’s healthcare environment, and how the nominee has improved service and demonstrated a caring, compassionate attitude within their facility. A letter of reference from a supervisor, manager, director or administrator within the facility must also be submitted.

The recipient of this award will be recognized during the 2021 Annual Conference and Expo, and will receive an engraved plaque and a monetary award in the amount of $500.

Please note: a person may not be the recipient of this award for two consecutive years.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominee has been an active member of IAHCSMM in good standing for at least one year

Documentation Requirements

  • A narrative that describes why service excellence is important in today’s healthcare environment, and what the nominee has done to improve service and demonstrate a caring, compassionate attitude within the facility over the past year. Please make sure the narrative is typewritten and at least 1,000 words in length (no more than 1,500 words.
  • If you are completing a self-nomination, you must supply a supporting letter of recommendation from a supervisor, manager, director or administrator within the facility.

Golden Slipper Award for Service Excellence Nomination Form

To begin the application process, either pdfClick Here to download the PDF Application or use the online form below.

Individuals may nominate themselves or someone else for this award.

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Deadline: June 11, 2021

Note: All papers become the property of IAHCSMM and cannot be reproduced, published or edited in any form without the written permission of IAHCSMM. Applicant grants permission to IAHCSMM to reprint and distribute this submission.
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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.