Alabama Society for Healthcare Materiel Management (ASHMM)

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Welcome to ASHMM

Welcome to the home page of the Alabama Society for Healthcare Materiel Management (ASHMM), an affiliate of the Alabama Hospital Association, founded in 1978 to educate materiel management professionals through the exchange of information, ideas and knowledge.


Purpose of ASHMM

The purpose of Alabama’s hospitals is effective health care.  The business of ASHMM is to provide the most cost effective health care possible for the state’s hospitals.

ASHMM is a professional society devoted to providing its members with opportunities to meet each other, expand their skills and maintain the highest ethical standards. ASHMM members are those professionals who are interested in personal development, professional advancement and are engaged in one or more of the following health care team responsibilities:  purchasing; central sterile processing; linen services; storage and distribution; and printing.

The objective of the society is to:

  • Bring about close cooperation among health care purchasing and materiel managers in order to promote efficiency in procurement and distribution systems.
  • Cooperate with hospitals, related health care agencies, allied associations and businesses in enhancing standardization and simplification in matters pertaining to purchasing and materiel management.
  • Encourage and assist members to develop their knowledge and increase their effectiveness in purchasing and materiel management.
  • Provide a medium for the interchange of ideas and dissemination of information relative to purchasing and materiel management.

Membership

Membership in ASHMM is open to individuals who are active in the field of health care materials management.  Health care materials management embraces multiple disciplines that include the acquisition, storage, processing and distribution of supplies, linen and equipment in health care and related facilities.  Membership in ASHMM becomes effective upon receipt of a completed application, specified dues and approval by the ASHMM Executive Committee. To download an application for membership, click here.

Officers include a president, president-elect, and a secretary/treasurer.  Officers are elected annually by the membership and take office at the annual meeting.  The executive committee of ASHMM is comprised of the immediate past president, the president, president-elect and secretary/treasurer.


2018-2019 Officers

President
Mabry Cook
Director of Materials Management
Russell Medical

President Elect
Ursula Means
Purchasing Manager Supply Chain
Baptist Health

Secretary/Treasurer
Cody Carter
Project Coordinator II
Supply Chain Operations
Encompass Health

Past President
Rachel Anderson
Assistant Director Supply Chain
Baptist Health

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