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Alabama Society for Healthcare Materiel Management (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. Contact 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 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.

ASHMM Annual Conference

October 15-18, 2024
Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, AL

More information to follow at a later date.

2024 Officers

Craig “Kip” Davis
Director, Materiel Management
Dale Medical Center

President Elect
George Pearson
Senior Contract Manager
Encompass Health

Nancy Welch
Supply Chain Director
Cullman Regional Medical Center

Past President