Join Healthcare Purchasing News and NorthShore University HealthSystem today at 2:30 p.m. at HPN’s booth #319 at the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) annual meeting CST in San Antonio, when we celebrate them as the Healthcare Purchasing News 2022 Sterile Processing Department of the Year.
“HPN has been recognizing and profiling top-flight SPD teams for 30 years now, and we continue to be honored to do it and proud of those we feature as the best in the industry for three decades running,” said Rick Dana Barlow, HPN Senior Editor. “We appreciate all of the SPD teams who submit nominations for this prestigious annual award, which only reinforces the dedication and devotion to high-quality healthcare by SPD departments nationwide.
“Through the thick and thin of the last two pandemic-stricken years, NorthShore’s award-winning SPD team simply epitomizes the quest for and value of teamwork, which became evident to its key clinical customers that recognized their pursuit of quality service through partnerships,” Barlow continued. “NorthShore SPD worked side-by-side with customers and fellow departments in multi-disciplinary meetings, and they embraced automation, integration and specialization to deliver high-quality, reliable service during the toughest of times.”
Located in the suburbs of Chicago and comprising four hospitals (Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie), NorthShore has been a pillar of the Chicago community for well over a century.
The NorthShore SPD team has underdone something akin to a revolution over the past few years in terms of its dedication to and achievement of multi-facility, SPD excellence. Through a focus on improving point-of-use (POU) instrument care and pre-treatment in operating rooms, consistently providing SPD-related education, and adhering to a policy that values, above all, communication between SPD staff and its perioperative partners, NorthShore’s SPD team meets and exceeds industry standards on an everyday basis.