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CALIFORNIA CENTRAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
Affiliated Chapter of the International Association of Healthcare
Central Service Materiel Management



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IAHCSMM In-Person Conference & Expo in Columbus, Ohio Canceled!
Paul A Moritz
Published on: 9/14/2021
Due to COVID-19 outbreaks and epidemiology data across the nation and, especially, in Ohio and Columbus/Franklin County, the IAHCSMM Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Conference & Expo in Columbus, Ohio.

Although we understand that the cancellation is disappointing for all who were planning to attend, we believe that canceling the in-person Conference & Expo is the most appropriate response given the current pandemic-related trends. All along, we have been planning a virtual conference option and that will still take place Oct. 15–28. We look forward to having you participate in this virtual event, which will deliver first-class education in a safe, innovative and user-friendly format.

IAHCSMM Conference Team
800.962.8274 x 302
Conference@iahcsmm.org
Large Chapter of the Year Award
Julie Williamson - IAHCSMM Communications Director
Published on: 8/23/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Julie Williamson IAHCSMM Communications Director

IAHCSMM Announces 2021 Award Recipients Chicago, Ill., Aug. 18, 2021 – 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.

Numerous qualified candidates submitted nominations for the 2021 IAHCSMM Awards. The IAHCSMM Board of Directors carefully reviewed each submission and has named the following as this year’s award recipients:

Chapter of the Year Award Large Chapter: California Central Service Association
Casey Czarnowski, CCSA Education Coordinator Joins IAHCSMM Board of Directors
Paul A Moritz
Published on: 8/4/2021
Casey Czarnowski, CCSA Education Coordinator Joins IAHCSMM Board of Directors

On July 2, the IAHCSMM Board of Directors appointed Casey Czarnowski, BA, CRCST, CSPDT, CIS, CER, Interventional Platform Educator for Stanford Health and CCSA Education Coordinator, to fill the vacancy of a former Board member who is no longer eligible to serve. Welcome to the Board, Casey, and thank you for your commitment to serve!
Save the Date!
Paul A Moritz
Published on: 7/13/2021
Save the Date!
Upcoming 2021 and 2022 Events

Saturday, September 18, 2021
September Webinar
More Information Soon!

Saturday, November 20, 2021
November Webinar
Sponsored by 3M Medical Solutions Division
More Information Soon!

Saturday, January 15, 2022
One Day Seminar and Vendor Exhibit
Walnut Creek, California
More Information Soon!

Saturday, March 19, 2022
One Day Seminar
Las Vegas, Nevada
More Information Soon!

Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17, 2022
36th Annual Conference & Vendor Exhibit
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
More Information Soon!
IAHCSMM Membership Votes to Change Association’s Name to Healthcare Sterile Processing Association
Paul A Moritz
Published on: 7/13/2021
IAHCSMM Membership Votes to Change Association’s Name to Healthcare Sterile Processing Association

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), along with the tagline “Professionals Instrumental to Patient Safety.”

Upon reviewing the certified results from the third-party voting service provider Survey & Ballot Systems, the Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 82.3% of voting members voted in favor of the name change. A two-thirds “yes” vote by members who voted was needed for the name change to pass.

The switch from IAHCSMM to HSPA will officially take effect January 1, 2022. The Association will continue representing the profession internationally, and certification credentials will remain the same.
Association Monthly Update - November
Published on: 11/8/2019
Association Monthly Update - November
By Casey Czarnowski
CCSA Region 1 Director
IAHCSMM Announces New Board Members
Published on: 5/2/2019
IAHCSMM Announces New Board Members

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is pleased to announce the election results for seven Board of Directors positions.

Brian M. Reynolds, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL, Assistant Chief of Sterile Processing Service for West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, has been elected as the Association's next President-Elect. He will serve consecutive one-year terms as President-Elect (2019-2020), President (2020-2021) and Past President (2021-2022). Reynolds previously served a one-year term on the IAHCSMM Board of Directors (2018-2019).

Joining Reynolds on the IAHCSMM Board are six Directors, three of whom will serve a one-year term and three who will serve a two-year term. The following Directors will serve a one-year term (2019-2020): Shawn M. Flynn, CRCST, CIS, CHL, Manager of Sterile Processing/OR Services for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif
CCSA VIP Text List
Published on: 12/19/2018
Join CCSA’s VIP Text List to receive early information about our 2019 seminars and conference. Text CaliSPD to 31996 to join the list.
Association Monthly Update
Paul A Moritz
Published on: 5/18/2020
Association Monthly Update

By Casey Czarnowski
CCSA Region 1 Director

The California Central Service Association has been hunkering down during California’s shelter-in-place mandate, doing our best for the health of our community! As working healthcare professionals, we have been doing our part to care for our patients, too.

Our May 16, 2020 Regional Seminar & Vendor Exhibit at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center has been postponed to September 12, 2020. Our speakers are scheduled to be Ruben Perez from Intuitive Surgical, Cliff Russell from Steris Instrument Services, Harry Mullen of Central Sterilization Solutions sponsored by OneSource, and Bob Mars from Beyond Clean sponsored by Aesculap. This Seminar has been a popular destination for the Professionals of Southern California for many years, and this one promises to be great!

Our Annual Convention and Vendor Exhibit in Las Vegas originally scheduled for July 2020 has been rescheduled to June 2021. Information on this