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CHICAGO – The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announces that STERIS Corporation has become the founding donor for the new IAHCSMM Education Fund.
STERIS’ $50,000 donation was officially presented at IAHCSMM’s 43rd annual meeting in Reno, Nev. The gift, which will seed the new fund that will provide support for central sterile (CS) professionals seeking leadership education for central services management, was given in honor of IAHCSMM’s 50th anniversary and in recognition of the association’s many achievements in supporting best practices in infection prevention.
“STERIS has been a longstanding supporter of IAHCSMM and the central service material management profession,” said IAHCSMM president Richard Schule. “We are honored and humbled by the company’s generous contribution to the IAHCSMM Education Fund. It will raise the bar for those in the CSMM discipline by providing yet another opportunity for continuing education and professional development."
“Support from our vendor partners goes a long way toward accomplishing that goal. We are highly appreciative of STERIS’ contribution and are confident other vendors will want to step forward and contribute to this new and unique program,” Schule added.
When industry leaders contribute to educational initiatives and CSMM professionals commit to boosting their knowledge and advancing their skills, everyone benefits.
“Whether we provide education ourselves or support qualified organizations that provide quality programs, the end result is the same – optimal patient care,” noted Marshall Dahneke, vice president and general manager of STERIS’ infection prevention technologies division. “We are pleased to be the founding donors for new education from this highly respected organization. The IAHCSMM education fund will set a new educational benchmark and make the program available to as many professionals as possible. This will benefit healthcare systems and their patients around the world.”
Source: IAHCSMM and STERIS Corporation