Ultra Clean Systems announces recipients of IAHCSMM 2018 scholarships
Game of Reprocessing challenge a fun contest for SPD professionals
Oldsmar, FL—Ultra Clean Systems, a manufacturer of precision-made ultrasonic cleaning systems for surgical instruments, announced during International CS Week the recipients of IAHCSMM 2018 scholarships from its first-ever contest. The recipients were chosen from entries in Ultra Clean’s themed Game of Reprocessing challenge (inspired by the TV series Game of Thrones), where outstanding sterile processing professionals were nominated by their peers or department managers. Contest criteria consisted of the individual’s contribution to the sterile processing department, reduction in immediate use steam sterilization (IUSS) incidents, and quality audit outcomes.
The grand prize winner is Andreanna “Annie” Vogel of Deckerville Community Hospital in Deckerville, MI. Annie received a scholarship to IAHCSMM 2018 and $500 in expense assistance. Runner-up Carol Stebbins of St. Lucie Surgery Center in Port St. Lucie, FL, was awarded an IAHCSMM 2018 scholarship and her IAHCSMM membership was renewed for one year. Their respective facilities were presented with plaques recognizing their leadership in sterile processing and their dedication to patient safety.
“We wanted to make a challenge for CS Week that was truly engaging; something the CS community can have fun with,” said Tom Overbey, director of marketing at Ultra Clean. “Typically, when you have challenges such as this, the award goes to larger facilities. What we decided to do was provide smaller facilities the chance to be recognized.”
Following the success of its first scholarship contest, Ultra Clean will sponsor another IAHCSMM scholarship in 2018. Look for details about the next challenge in the summer of 2018.
About Ultra Clean Systems
Since 1999, Ultra Clean Systems has been innovating and manufacturing robust, versatile, and efficient ultrasonic cleaning systems for cleaning surgical instruments. Their line of ultrasonic cleaning systems includes tabletop models for use in small surgical facilities to floor models used in facilities with 20 or more operating rooms.
Ultra Clean was the first to design an ultrasonic cleaning system for cannulated instruments; incorporate industry-exclusive Titanium Rod Transducer (TRT) technology for even energy dispersion; develop a fully automatic yet independent dual-basin cleaning system; and integrate ultraviolet water filtration systems to help deactivate bacteriological matter.
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