IAHCSMM Announces 2016 Award Recipients


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.

Many highly-qualified candidates submitted nominations for the 2016 Awards. Upon careful review by the IAHCSMM Executive Board, we are pleased to announce the following individuals as IAHCSMM’s 2016 Award recipients*:

*The official presentation of awards will take place during the 2016 IAHCSMM Annual Conference and Expo, April 24-27, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Confidence Builder Award
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Sterile Processing Department
Iowa City, Iowa

CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year
Francisco Rodriguez, CRCST
Manager Central Sterile
Good Samaritan Hospital
Suffern, N.Y.

Decontaminator of the Year
Patricia Pabon, CRCST
Central Sterile Technician
St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Yonkers, N.Y.

Educator of the Year
Gwendolyn Byrd, CRCST, CIS, CHL, CFER, GTS
CPD Educator
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Penn.

Golden Slipper Award
Katie Belski, CRCST, CHL
Supervisor, Sterile Processing
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital
Milwaukee, Wis.

Chapter of the Year
Large Chapter: New Jersey Healthcare Central Service Association
Medium Chapter: Central Florida Association of Central Service
Small Chapter: Mid-Ohio Central Service Professionals

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