Mission: Possible challenge displays creativity and dedication of 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 2019 scholarships from its second annual contest. The recipients were chosen from entries in Ultra Clean’s themed Mission: Possible challenge (inspired by the Mission: Impossible movie franchise), where sterile processing professionals were asked to describe an idea they had that their department implemented to improve patient safety.
The grand prizewinner is Dave Swory of Kittitas Valley Healthcare in Ellensburg, WA. Dave received a scholarship to IAHCSMM 2019, a one-year subscription to Communiqué magazine, his IAHCSMM membership was renewed for one year, and $500 in expense assistance. Runners-up Linda Schultz of Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and Tracie Diggs of Stateline Surgery Center in Galena, KS, were awarded IAHCSMM 2019 scholarships, a one-year subscription to Communiqué magazine, and their IAHCSMM memberships were renewed for one year.
“There isn’t enough engagement for all the sterile processing professionals out there and with this year’s challenge, our readers have an outlet for being involved that is fun, engaging, and gives them a greater reason to be proud that they are keeping patients safe,” said Tom Overbey, director of marketing at Ultra Clean. “Sometimes it seems like a thankless job.”
Thank you to everyone who entered the Mission: Possible challenge and congratulations to our winners. All of us at Ultra Clean Systems and NewSplash appreciate your hard work and dedication to patient safety.
Keep an eye out at IAHCSMM 2019 and in NewSplash for additional follow-up to Mission: Possible and other announcements from Ultra Clean Systems.