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Call for 2017 AHRMM Volunteers – Applications Due November 20
Contribute to the success of your professional association by volunteering for an AHRMM committee in 2017. Visit the Committees/Task Force page to review each committee's charge and see where your expertise and interests fit best.
 
Committees looking for participants include:
  • Annual Conference Education Committee (term begins in August 2017)
  • Chapter Relations Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Issues & Legislative Committee *
  • Membership Committee
Include your top four choices in the online application by Sunday, November 20.
  
If you have any questions about serving on an AHRMM committee, please contact AHRMM directly at ahrmm@aha.org or (312) 422-3840.
 
* Additional application information is required for the Issues & Legislative Committee
Allen Archer Appointed as AHRMM Board Member
Allen Archer Congratulations to Allen (Thomas) Archer, MBA, CMRP, System Director – Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare System for being appointed as the 2017 AHRMM Provider Board Member! Following the 2016 Election, the AHRMM board appointed Archer to fill the vacant provider board seat as Teresa L. Dail, R.N., B.S.N., Chief Supply Chain Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center transitions to her role as the AHRMM Chair-Elect starting January 1, 2017. 
AHRMM Education Survey Closes this Friday
AHRMM is working hard to equip our members and the field with outstanding continuing healthcare supply chain education. To help us better understand the educational needs of healthcare supply chain professionals, please take a few minutes to complete the AHRMM Education survey by Friday, November 4.
 
Local AHRMM Chapter News is Now Available
Chapter News is now available and full of valuable networking and educational events, many of which are approved to offer continuing education credits. Read more about the work being done by members of the AHRMM affiliated chapters and join them for your own professional advancement.
 
Find chapters in your area to start connecting with your peers and attending local meetings.
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
AHA Launches Web-Based Resource to Help Hospitals Combat Violence
The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative yesterday released a web-based resource, www.aha.org/hospitalsagainstviolence, to help hospitals and health systems address violence and the toll it takes on their communities and colleagues. On Nov. 15, join the AHA for the first webinar in the educational series for this initiative. During the webinar, Tom Bell, KHA president and CEO, and Herb Kuhn, MHA president and CEO, will describe the Resilient KC program and share findings and recommendations from a recent report that identifies possible interventions that can be employed with trauma-impacted youth prior to manifestations of long-term health outcomes.
 
Click here to register. Please note that all access information, including toll free dial-in number and call passcode will be provided via email to individuals after they register.
 
Source: AHA News Now – October 31, 2016
HHS Sets New Targets to Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections
The Department of Health & Human Services has announced new targets for its National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination. The new goals replaced previous targets established in 2013. The action plan addresses eight measures, including reducing facility-onset Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections; HHS wants to reduce these measures by 30 percent and 50 percent, respectively, by 2020. The plan outlines three phases and address acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and long-term care facilities.
 
Source: Health Facilities Management This Week – October 28, 2016
Joint Commission/ASHE Hazardous Materials Compliance Resource
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering has posted new Focus on Compliance resources to help healthcare facilities comply with Joint Commission standards on handling hazardous materials and waste. Areas that are commonly listed as noncompliant include:
  • Eye washes not available or properly accessible, installed, tested and inspected
  • Improper storage of protective lead aprons or covers
  • Staff using chemicals without proper personal protective equipment
ASHE lists applicable resources to deal with each area.
 
Source: Health Facilities Management This Week – October 28, 2016
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
November/December SCS&S Digital Edition is Now Available
The November/December digital edition of the member-only publication, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, is now available!
 
Access the latest issue, which discusses the profound impact technology has on healthcare and how supply chain can contribute to improving healthcare data.
 
SCS&S Digital Edition
 
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