IAHCSMM Announces 2005 Award Winners


At its annual meeting in May, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) presented its annual awards to outstanding members of the industry. The awards are as follows:


-- Cardinal Healthcare/IAHCSMM annual representative to the board:

Drew Harter, CRCST         

Cox Health Systems

Springfield, Mo.


-- IAHCSMM/Purdue University Scholarship Award:

Aqua Wiltz

Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital

Houston, Texas


Norma Knox

North Bronx Healthcare

Bronx, N.Y.


Rodolfo Panuelos

King Adbulaziz University Hospital

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Kim Huges

Good Samaritan Hospital

Vincennes, Ind.


-- STERIS Chapter Recognition Award:

Linda Clement  

Florida Central Service Association 


Special Recognition for Runners-up

California Central Service Association Chapter & CSSD Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chapter


-- 3M Health Care, Bertha Y. Litsky, Ph.D. Educator of the Year Award:

Kathi O Shaughnessy

Carthage, N.C.


-- IAHCSMM Cost Savers Award:

Joyce Dickerson, CRCST, CST, FCS

HCA Woman's Hospital of Texas

Houston, Texas


-- Golden Slipper Award for Service Excellence:

Claudia Bray, CRCST, CHL

Morton Plant Mease Countryside Hospital

Safety Harbor, Fla.


Leaving the IAHCSMMs executive board are:

Lori Patterson, CRCST, FCS

Morton Plant Mease Countryside Hospital

Safety Harbor, Fla.


Edward Baker, CRCST

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Glendale, Ariz.


Award of Honor

Charles Hughes

SPS Medical Supply Corporation

Rush, N.Y/


The IAHCSMM also announced the following new chapters that have been formed: Magnolia State Chapter of (Mississippi) Central Service Professionals and the Maryland Association Sterile Processing Professionals.


The new president for 2005-2007 is Don Gordon, CRCST, FCS, of Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. The outgoing president is Sybil Williams, CRCST, ACE, CHL, CST, BS, of Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Winners of the Presidents Special Awards are as follows:


IAHCSMM Premium Partners 2004-2005

3M Health Care

John Slavsky, Marketing Manager



Charles Hughes, General Manager


IAHCSMM Professional Partner 2004-2005


John Cox, Surgical Marketing Business Director


IAHCSMM Sustaining Partner 2004-2005

Case Medical, Inc

Marcia Frieze, CEO


IAHCSMM Sustaining Members

Advanced Sterilization Products

Shirley Welsh, Marketing Manager


Ecolab Healthcare

Dede Cooke, Marketing Manager



Sandy Buhler, Manager


Materials Management Microsystems, Inc.

Ed Becker, President


STERIS Corporation

Linda Clement, Consulting Services Manager




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