Chapter News

Click on a state for a list of its AHRMM Affiliated Chapters.

Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and all foreign countries

New England Society for Healthcare Materials Management

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Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Health Care Resource Management Association of Greater New York - LinkedIn - Facebook

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Healthcare Materials Management Society of New Jersey, Inc. 

HMMS-NJ will host the seminar, “Controlled Substance Waste Management,” on October 11 at The Holiday Inn in Clark, NJ. Speaker Bob Slavkovsky is a Diversion Investigator from the Drug Enforcement Agency, a core series position within the DEA. Attendees will learn the impact of diversion, how to uncover diversion risks, and how to reduce the risk of diversion when wasting controlled substances. Paul D’Adamo will join Bob in his presentation and will share his experience in working with hospitals to implement solutions that drive regulatory compliance and patient safety.

Visit the chapter website for full event details.

Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management Association of Western Pennsylvania - LinkedIn

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SEPAC, Inc. - LinkedIn - Twitter - Facebook

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Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

Kentucky Society of Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Managers

KSHPMM recently co-sponsored the Annual Healthcare Coalition Conference in Lexington, KY, September 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington & Lexington Conference Center.

Mid-Atlantic Society for Healthcare Materials Management (MASHMM) - LinkedIn

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North Carolina Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management - LinkedIn

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Virginia Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management - LinkedIn - Facebook

The VAHRMM board is very busy and getting excited about the upcoming fall education conference, October 11-13. The event will kick off with the 22nd annual charity golf tournament at Riverfront Golf Club in Suffolk, VA. This year, in light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the chapter has decided to donate all proceeds from this tournament directly to hurricane relief efforts.

This year, VAHRMM will offer two special registration opportunities for hospital attendees. First time hospital attendees will receive complimentary registration. Additionally, one full conference scholarship, including hotel accommodations, is available for one hospital employee. For scholarship information, please refer to the scholarship page on the chapter website.

Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee

Georgia Society for Healthcare Materials Management - LinkedIn

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Mississippi Hospital Association Society for Supply Chain Management in Healthcare 
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South Carolina Society of Hospital Materials Management
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Join the South Carolina chapter on October 5 at the South Carolina Hospital Association William L Yates Conference Center in Columbia, SC for a one-day fall meeting. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and will include sessions covering: Legislative Update from SCHA, CMRP Review, How Clinicians Add Value to Healthcare Supply Chain, and Controlling Capital Expenditures to Meet Fiscal Goals. All healthcare supply chain professionals, managers and vendors included, are welcome to attend.

Contact Kim Wooten, SCHA at or Paulette Simmons, AnMed Health at for details.

Sun Coast Chapter of AHRMM

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Tennessee Association of Healthcare Resource & Materials Management

TAHRMM will host the chapter’s Annual Meeting on October 26. The event will include a vendor fair, three education sessions in the morning, and a tour of the Parallon CSC and warehouse in the afternoon. This will be a full day event, starting at 9:00 am Central, at the Tennessee Hospital Association in Brentwood, TN. Those interested in attending can contact Paul Young at or Ashley Fyffee at to register. Registration is $60 for chapter members and $75 for non-members, and lunch will be provided.

Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

Chicago Metro Chapter of AHRMM

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Greater Ohio Chapter of AHRMM - LinkedIn

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Indiana Hospital Supply Chain Association

Join IHSCA for their Annual Conference on October 5, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the IU Health Integrated Service Center. The event will feature a Vendor Fair and Reverse Expo, and will include a catered lunch.

Michigan Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management

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Wisconsin Healthcare Purchasing & Materials Managers Association

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Region 6: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Kansas Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management - LinkedIn

KAHRMM leaders are helping plan the Central Plains Expo in Wichita, KS, which will be held October 19 – 20. The conference is in its 34th year and continues to provide quality education to healthcare professionals in environmental service, sterile processing, infection prevention, and supply chain. The event also includes a vendor fair. Please watch the AHRMM event calendar for more information on this event.

Remember to visit KAHRMM’s Facebook and Twitter pages to stay current on upcoming events.

Minnesota Chapter of AHRMM

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Missouri Association of Healthcare Purchasing & Materials Management

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Northern Plains Association of Healthcare Materials Management, Inc.

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Region 7: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Greater San Antonio Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Association

Join GSAHRMM on October 19 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Frost Bank Plaza Club in San Antonio for a Fall Educational Workshop, and save the date for the chapter’s annual holiday party on December 8 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Visit the chapter website or contact Linda Scott at for more information.

North Texas AHRMM

NTAHRMM hosted a successful vendor fair on September 14 at the Coppell Convention Center, including more than 30 participating vendors. The event was well attended by supply chain leaders and staff from hospitals and healthcare organizations cross the Dallas Fort Worth area.

North Texas AHRMM will be hosting a CMRP Prep Session on October 14 at CHRISTUS Health in Irving, TX, at the Dubuis-Incarnate Word Auditorium, facilitated by Preston Hall and Lora Johnson. RSVP is requested, see chapter website for details.

The chapter’s annual Holiday Gala will be held on December 12 at the Hilton DFW Lakes/Austin Ranch from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets are available on the chapter website, along with sponsor information.

Society for Arkansas Hospital Purchasing & Materials Management

SAHPMM will be hosting the 2017 Fall Conference on October 13, a one-day education program that is free to attend for chapter members. Topics this year will include central sterile & purchasing challenge, assessing the functionality of your supply chain department in terms of value analysis participation, and how to better manage stress and time. The conference will be held at the Arkansas Hospital Association office in Little Rock, AR. For questions regarding this workshop, please contact Romeeka Taylor at or at 501-224-7878.

Texas Gulf Coast Supply Chain

Despite the devastation and destruction of Hurricane Harvey to Houston and the surrounding areas, Texas Gulf Coast Supply Chain chapter members are recovering and rebuilding the city and hospitals to be better than ever. For this reason, the chapter has moved the Reverse Vendor Fair and Education Event from October 7 as originally scheduled to November 1. The event will start at 3:00pm and will be held at the NRG Holiday Inn in Houston, TX. This year’s event is sure to provide the much needed networking, best practice exchanges, and education credits members look forward to. Chapter leaders are excited to continue serving their community of healthcare supply chain professionals, and cannot wait to see everyone soon.

The event will also feature Mr. Gary Wagner, VP of Supply Chain, Methodist Hospital System, as guest speaker. Register now and enjoy fun, food, beverages, networking opportunities, and education!

Region 8: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Arizona Healthcare Materials Management Association - LinkedIn

Join AHMMA for their Fall Conference & Vendor Fair, November 17 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Support Service Bldg-2108, East Thomas Road. For more details, please contact

Rocky Mountain Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management

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Region 9: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

California Association of Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Managers - LinkedIn

Join CAHPMM for the chapter’s 44th Annual Conference, October 17-19 at The Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach, CA. The conference will include a CMRP Review Course on October 17. Visit the chapter website for more details and to register.

Western States Healthcare Material Management Association

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