She comes to IMS from Banner Health System in
Japp is nationally recognized in the central service industry, as well as a leading advocate for infection control and sterile processing. Every year, 2 million patients contract infections in
More deaths occur due to infections contracted by patients at
In 2005, she was awarded by the American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals its Leonard A. Leipus Award, the Societys most prestigious award. Presented annually by the ASHCSP board of directors, the award recognizes a person for outstanding contributions, dedication, leadership and loyal service to ASHCSP.
Japp has sat on several of the industry associations Boards of Directors, including the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, National Institute for the Certification of Health Care Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel, Kansas Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals and the American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (Region 6).
My desire in joining the team at IMS is to help more departments become stronger advocates in quality patient care ensuring that the product they deliver is the best it can be for the patient, said Japp. In doing so, bridging a collaborative synergized effort between the OR and CSPD to ensure physician, staff, and patient satisfaction.
Source: Integrated Medical Systems International