Author: Marcy Konja

Marcy Konja, CRCST, CSPDT, CHL, CSPDM, Senior Director of Sterile Processing and Quality Improvement, leads SpecialtyCare’s sterile processing consulting program, including a full range of assessments, project managers, Lean Six Sigma processes, quality metrics, and technician training. She has over 30 years of sterile processing experience in healthcare and industrial settings. Marcy is a voting member on multiple committees of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). She is a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT), Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS), and Certified Sterile Processing Department Manager (CSPDM). Marcy also holds Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) and is an Approved Instructor through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management

More Hospitals Finding Value in Sterile Processing Consultants

Value in Sterile Processing Consultants

Imagine you’re riding a bicycle that slips a chain. It’s a basic fix, but you have to stop pedaling to do it. When your sterile processing chain slips, you don’t get to stop, and it’s very difficult to fix the bike yourself while you’re still pedaling. Hospital administrators and managers focused on continuous improvement are increasing attention on their sterile processing departments to improve quality, efficiency, surgeon satisfaction, and patient care. An outside sterile processing consultant who has the expertise to conduct a useful assessment and create and implement strategic plans can quickly jump start a quality improvement program without disrupting the department’s regular activities. This is a significant advantage over an in-house approach to improvement. As a result, many leading hospitals are engaging expert consultants for help.