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. 

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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 is in the planning stage with KSHE Members for its upcoming September Health Care Conference, September 18-20, in Owensboro KY.

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

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North Carolina Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management - LinkedIn

NCAHRMM is pleased to announce that it is a repeat GOLD Chapter with AHRMM for 2018. The designation recognizes the time, effort and support of the NCAHRMM members, suppliers and especially the NCAHRMM Board. Congratulations on another successful year!

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

The VAHRMM board members have been busy planning our 35Th Anniversary Fall Conference, Oct 24-26.  The speakers and topics we feel will provide much needed information for Supply Chain to be able to bring the right products, at the right time, at the right price while learning to increase our partnership with clinicians to find solutions for quality initiatives that meet the financial goals of our organizations. 

Our Keynote Speaker will be Erick Rheam, to set our stage by challenging us to recognize human dynamics in order to achieve success.  The speaker panel includes Ruben Taborda-Supply Chain Customer Solutions, Mark Olmstead-Government Affairs, Reimbursement and Health Economics, Keith Dabbs-Director of Procurement and Sourcing at Riverside Health System, Dr. Jimmy Chung-clinical value analysis of perioperative products & devices and Julie Dime-government affairs.  The conference is holding its 23rd annual charity golf tournament preceding our educational sessions.  It is our commitment to give back to the community, all proceeds will be donated to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.  This charity effort is not just for golfers, all attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable donations to the registration center.

Recently in our Member Contributions section of our state newsletter, Keith Dabbs offered great insight for a successful System Wide Conversion.  He noted hospital mergers identify new opportunities for standardization of products and services. This can be met with a clear goal to all stakeholders, Vendor involvement, Plan!, Communicate!, start with the largest department and don’t overpromise and underdeliver to your customers!

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

Georgia Society for Healthcare Materials Management - LinkedIn

GSHMM hosts CMRP training webinars every Friday from 11 am – 12 pm. It is our goal to assist our members and anyone in the country to prepare for this premier designation. The number of attendees continues to grow and expand in reach to various states. We have had 479 participants from January through May. We have also enjoyed expanded connections to other AHRMM groups that have actually hosted our webinars. Representatives from NCAHRMM in North Carolina, Region 3, SCSHMM in South Carolina, Region 4 and even as far away as California CAHPMM, Region 9, currently host and co-host our study groups.

Join us every Friday from 11am through 12 noon at:

Please note that AHRMM updated the CMRP course and test on August 12, 2018. In conjunction with the new exam, AHRMM released the updated review guide and eLearning course. GSHMM will update the CMRP eLearning course as well.

Don’t forget to save the date for GHSMM’s annual conference in Savannah GA, September 5th through the 7th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Mississippi Hospital Association Society for Supply Chain Management in Healthcare 
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South Carolina Society of Hospital Materials Management
Website - LinkedIn - YouTube - Facebook

The South Carolina Society Hospital Materials Managers (SCSHMM) will hold their annual Fall meeting in Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday, October 4th. Agenda to follow. Please plan to attend.

Sun Coast Chapter of AHRMM

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Tennessee Association of Healthcare Resource & Materials Management

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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

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Michigan Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management

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Wisconsin Healthcare Purchasing & Materials Managers Association

In September 2017, the WHPMM chapter proudly installed new board officers. These officers will meet via monthly board calls, which all chapter members are welcome to participate in, and will plan the annual WHPMM Fall Conference, which is held each September. The 2018 officers are:

President: Deb Bemis,
President Elect: Carol Blend,
Treasurer: Leah Shatusky,
Secretary: Joel Roland,

Save the date for the 2018 WHPMMA Fall Conference, which will be held September 12-14 at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

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

Kansas Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management - LinkedIn

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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

GSAHRMM is pleased to announce the selection of the 2018 board members.

Randall Ashmore - President
Wyman H. Herring III – President Elect
Christopher Jenkins – Past President
Sandra Keesee – Treasurer
Starla Curtner – Secretary
Linda Gunter – Affiliate Director
John Leaver – Sponsor Director

Check out our website at or contact Wyman Herring at for more info.

North Texas AHRMM

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Society for Arkansas Hospital Purchasing & Materials Management

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Texas Gulf Coast Supply Chain

TGCSC is accepting nominations for chapter officers via electronic submission (Vice President and Secretary). TGCSC will team up with World Americas for their educational event in October – more information on the event to follow.

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

Arizona Healthcare Materials Management Association - LinkedIn

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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

The California Association of Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Managers (CAHPMM) is pleased to announce our board for 2018-2020.

President – Heidi Sweeney, CMRP, Manager Contracts and Pricing, San Antonio Regional Hospital
Treasurer – Tammy Gonzales, CMRP, Director of Material Management, Adventist Health Central Valley Network
Secretary – Ron Cail, CMRP, Strategic Sourcing Coordinator, UCLA Health

The Board and Conference committee is already busy making plans for the 45th Annual Conference to be held October 23-25, 2018.

Western States Healthcare Material Management Association

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