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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!

Past Award Winners

*Certifications shown current at time of award.

2020:

  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) Central Florida Association of Central Service; (Medium Chapter) Central California Chaper; (Small Chapter) Kansas Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals
  • CS Leadership Award: Jim VanPietersom, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Deannard Esnard, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL, CFER, CQIA
  • Technician Achievement Award: Cassie Heinze, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL

2019:

  • Award of Honor: Bob Marrs, CRCST, CIS, CHL
  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) Pacific Northwest Chapter Central Service Supply Department Professionals; (Medium Chapter) Western Wisconsin Chapter of IAHCSMM; (Small Chapter) Grand Canyon Chapter
  • CS Leadership Award: Elizabeth Kanzler, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Sunny Vestal, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL
  • Golden Slipper Award: Teresa Young, CRCST, CER
  • Technician Achievement Award: Ellen Mushock, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL

2018:

  • Award of Honor: Sharon Greene-Golden, CRCST, CER, FCS
  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) Central Florida Association of Central Service; (Medium Chapter) Central Indiana Chapter; (Small Chapter) Buckeye Central Service Association
  • Confidence Builder Award: Central Sterile Reprocessing, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, MI
  • CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year Award: Meaghan Gray, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Lisa Pressley, CRCST
  • Educator of the Year Award: Christina Fast, CRCST
  • Golden Slipper Award: Ann Young, CRCST, CIS
  • Technician Achievement Award: Hoa Ho, CRCST

2017:

  • Award of Honor: Joan M Spear, CRCST
  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) California Central Service Association; (Medium Chapter) Minnesota Chapter of IAHCSMM; (Small Chapter) Grand Canyon Chapter
  • Confidence Builder Award: Network Sterile Processing Department, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, Penn.
  • CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year Award: Brian Reynolds, CRCST, CIS, CHL
  • Golden Slipper Award: Harrell Higgins, CRCST
  • Technician Achievement Award: Carol Stebbins, CRCST

2016:

  • Award of Honor: Ray Taurasi, CRCST, CHL, FCS, ACE
  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) New Jersey Healthcare Central Service Association; (Medium Chapter) Central Florida Association of Central Service; (Small Chapter) Mid-Ohio Central Service Professionals
  • Confidence Builder Award: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year Award: Francisco Rodriguez, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Patricia Pabon, CRCST
  • Educator of the Year Award: Gwendolyn Byrd, CRCST, CIS, CHL, CFER, GTS
  • Golden Slipper Award: Katie Belski, CRCST, CHL

2015:

  • Award of Honor: Richard Schule, FCS, CHL, CIS, CRCST, CHMMC, BS, CST, MBA, FAST, AGTS
  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) Minnesota Healthcare Central Service Members Association; (Medium Chapter) Western Wisconsin Chapter of IAHCSMM; (Small Chapter) Keystone State Association of Sterile Processing Professionals
  • Confidence Builder Award: Christiana Care Health System Sterile Processing Department, Newark, DE
  • CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year Award: Debbie Guerrero, CRCST, LVN
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Nancy Pengra, CRCST
  • Humanitarian Award: Joseph Charleman, CRCST
  • Technician Achievement Award: Shenequa Moton, CRCST

2014:

  • Award of Honor: Bruce Bird, CRCST
  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) Massachusetts Chapter for Central Service Professionals; (Small Chapter) Ohio Buckeye Central Service Association
  • Confidence Builder Award: HIMA San Pablo Caguas Central Supply Department, Caguas, Puerto Rico
    and Sanford Health, Fargo, North Dakota
  • CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year Award: Spencer Duncan, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Mary Velasco, CRCST
  • Educator of the Year Award: Sheryl Perry Eder, RN, MSN, CNOR, CRCST
  • Golden Slipper Award for Service Excellence: Erica Meeks, CRCST
  • Technician Achievement Award: Grace Williams, CRCST

2013:

  • Award of Honor: Rose Seavey, MBA, BS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CSPDT
  • Chapter of the Year Award: (Large Chapter) Long Island Association for Central Service; (Small Chapter) Western Wisconsin Chapter
  • Confidence Builder Award: Gulf Breeze Hospital, Gulf Breeze, FL
    and Sterile Processing Workflow Team, Veterans Health Administration
  • CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year Award: Lori Ferrer, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Jhosue Vasquez, CRCST
  • Educator of the Year Award: Kui-Bi Lin, CRCST
  • Golden Slipper Award for Service Excellence: Bill Kras, CRCST
  • Technician Achievement Award: Julie Spallino, CRCST

2012:

  • Award of Honor: Tommy Stewart, US Department for Veteran Affairs
  • Chapter of the Year Awards: (Large Chapter) Central Indiana Chapter; (Small Chapter) Taiwan Chapter of IAHCSMM
  • Confidence Builder Award: Interim LSU Public Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • CS Supervisor /Manager of the Year Award: Damien Berg, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Justice Boachie, CRCST, CHL, CIS
  • Educator of the Year Award: Mark Duro, CRCST, FCS
  • Golden Slipper Award for Service Excellence: Charlene Curry, CRCST, CHL
  • Past President's Award: Aaron Cloward, CRCST
  • Technician Achievement Award: Richard Lanham, CRCST

2011:

  • Award of Honor: Kurt Biedermann, 3M Health Care
  • Chapter of the Year Awards: (Large Chapter) Massachusetts Chapter for Central Service Professionals; (Small Chapter) Keystone State Association of Sterile Processing Professionals
  • CS Supervisor /Manager of the Year Award: Jackie Mallatt, CRCST, and Tracy Humphreys, CRCST
  • Decontaminator of the Year Award: Patricia Jones, CRCST, FCS
  • Educator of the Year Award: Michele DeMeo, CRCST
  • Golden Slipper Award for Service Excellence: David Mathis, CRCST, CIS
  • William B. Dennis Humanitarian Award: Dennis Moore, CRCST, FCS
  • Past President's Award: Felicia Krizman, CRCST
  • Technician Achievement Award: Mohammad Hassan Hammad, CRCST, CIS

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.