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IAHCSMM News

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Association News

IAHCSMM Hires Federal Lobbyist to Secure Hazard Pay for Sterile Processors

October 13, 2021 - Chicago, IL -  The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) has joined forces with the Association of Surgical Technologists in hiring a federal lobbying firm, McAllister & Quinn, to help enact hazard pay for sterile processors, surgical technologists and surgical assistants for their work during COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021. Currently, the federal legislation does not include sterile processors. The lobbying firm will work to add sterile processors to the legislation along with trying to secure passage of the legislation.y.”
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IAHCSMM Announces Official Membership Voting Results on Name Change

July 14, 2021 - Chicago, IL - From June 22-July 12, 2021, members of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) cast their votes regarding the proposed name change from IAHCSMM to the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA), with a tagline of “Professionals Instrumental to Patient Safety.”
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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

April 14, 2021 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is pleased to announce the election results for four Board of Director positions.
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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill into Law that Promotes Quality and Patient Safety

October 29, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, HB81 (Kauffman), that requires new central service (CS) technicians entering the field to become certified and undergo continuing education. On February 21, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed this legislation with a unanimous vote and on October 20, 2020, the Pennsylvania Senate followed with a unanimous vote in support of the legislation.
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IAHCSMM Names 2020 Award Recipients

May 22, 2020 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management's (IAHCSMM's) awards program honors Sterile Processing (SP) professionals each year who demonstrate exceptional leadership, dedication and service in the SP discipline.
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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Directors Election Results

April 9, 2020 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is pleased to announce the election results for five Board of Directors positions.
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IAHCSMM Introduces New Legislation in Colorado for Central Service Technician Certification

January 20, 2020 - Chicago, IL - On January 13, 2020, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) introduced certification legislation for Central Service (CS) technicians in Colorado. The legislation, SB20-087, has been referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The legislation must pass both the House and Senate by May 6, 2020.
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In Loving Memory of Betty Hanna: 1929-2019

It is with a heavy heart that the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announces news of the passing of Betty Hanna, a true pioneer in the profession who served as IAHCSMM's Executive Director for 48 years.
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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Directors Election Results

April 11, 2019 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is pleased to announce the election results for seven Board of Directors positions.
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IAHCSMM Announces 2019 Award Recipients

March 6, 2019 - Chicago, IL - Through its awards program, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) honors Central Service/Sterile Processing (CS/SP) professionals each year who demonstrate exceptional leadership, dedication and service in the CS/SP discipline.
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IAHCSMM Announces Executive Board Member Election Results

April 16, 2018 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is pleased to announce the election results for two Executive Board positions. Tony Thurmond, CRCST, CIS, CHL, Central Services Manager for The Christ Hospital, has been elected as the Association’s next President-Elect, and Tanya Lewis, CRCST, Sterile Processing Supervisor for Wellstar North Fulton Hospital, has been elected as Secretary-Treasurer.
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IAHCSMM Announces 2018 Award Recipients

March 1, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Each year, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) pays tribute to Central Service (CS) professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, knowledge and service in the CS/Sterile Processing profession.
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IAHCSMM Hires Three Professionals to Join Education Team

Junly 5, 2017 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is pleased to welcome three new professionals to the Association's Education Department. The additional team members will support IAHCSMM's educational offerings for the Association's members and other Central Service (CS) professionals across the globe.
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IAHCSMM Announces President-Elect Election Results

June 8, 2017 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is pleased to announce that Damien Berg, BA, BS, CRCST, Sterile Processing Manager for St. Anthony Hospital & Ortho Colorado Hospital, has been elected as the Association’s next President-Elect.
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IAHCSMM Announces 2017 Award Recipients

April 6, 2017 - Chicago, IL - Each year, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) pays tribute to Central Service (CS) professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, knowledge and service in the CS profession.
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IAHCSMM Announces Changes to Executive Board

February 20, 2017 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) has undergone changes to its Executive Board. Mark Duro was elected in 2016 to serve consecutive one-year terms as IAHCSMM's President-Elect.
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IAHCSMM Announces 2016 Award Recipients

April 8, 2016 - Chicago, IL - Each year, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) honors Central Service (CS) professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, knowledge, service and skill in the CS profession.
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IAHCSMM to Offer Preconference Endoscope Reprocessing Workshop

March 10, 2016 - Chicago, IL - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) will host a workshop on the subject of endoscope reprocessing on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
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