Justin and Hank share their thoughts on three success stories
from around the globe recognizing the accomplishments of Sterile
Processing Technicians and Leaders during CS Week.
About the Podcast
Even though their tools and equipment touch nearly every surgical patient in the world, how much do you really know about the people, processes, and products used in the Sterile Processing industry? Beyond Clean offers a creative look into the inner workings of a healthcare industry surrounded by challenges, disrupted by change, and committed to getting it right -- every instrument, every time. The team at Beyond Clean will bring on some of the biggest names in surgical instrument reprocessing and provide commentary on the biggest issues facing Sterile Processing professionals, facilities, administrators, manufacturers, and vendors. Join us every week as we explore the hidden world of one of the most important aspect of safe surgical care.
ABOUT THE HOSTS:
About Hank Balch
Balch currently serves as the President of the South Texas Association of Sterile Processing Services (STASPS) and is the System Director for Sterile Processing at University Health System in San Antonio, TX. His SPD department at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY was named the "2016 CS/SPD Department of the Year" by Healthcare Purchasing news, and he was recently nominated for the 2017 President-Elect of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). Balch has published over 80 articles and commentary taking a creative look at CS/SPD issues, and has been printed in Becker’s Hospital Review, AAMI News, Infection Control Today, Healthcare Purchasing News, and The Tuttnauer Blog.
About Justin Poulin
Justin Poulin is the Vice President of Sales at Green Security LLC, where he overseas Field Sales Operations and GPO/IDN relationships and is a Clinical Operations Executive with Northfield Medical. He has over 20 years in the Medical/Surgical industry both as a Registered Nurse and Regional Vice President with Spectrum Surgical Instruments, a specialty division of Steris Corp which later became Integrated Medical Systems, Inc. He is an active supporter and participant in Regional AHRMM and IAHCSMM chapters and has presented educational programs at both the AORN and IAHCSMM annual national conferences. He is currently the Education Chair for SEPAC, a professional membership organization focusing on the healthcare resource and materials management field and serving the Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware areas. Justin has exceptional leadership qualities with management experience in Sales, Clinical, and Field Operations.