©2018 by Golden West CS and Healthcare Chapter

About Golden West

Since 1970, the goal of the Golden West Chapter of IAHCSMM is to develop Central Service Professionals on the West Coast toward their full potential and to enhance the quality and efficiency in healthcare for best possible patient outcome.

At Golden West, we strive to provide and maintain the highest standards of educational opportunities, dedicated support services and access to the most up-to-date professional industry development tools available.  We want our members to develop quality and professional excellence with the assistance of our member services, especially our annual educational seminar.  It is our purpose to train all CS professionals in California and beyond to the same high standards so that we all can be proud of our chosen career path.

 

Mission Statement

Golden West Central Service Chapter shall provide quality education, community involvement, professional practices, recognition and support toward growth and ideas for our future direction.

 

Goals

1. Develop Central Service professionals toward their full potential.

2. Enhance quality and efficiency in every healthcare setting for best possible care.

3. Provide classes, education and information to those who serve, supervise and manage the specialty of central service.

4. Maintain active and proficient membership.

 

History

The Golden West Central Service Chapter originated in 1965 with 25 members and was, at that time, called the Superior California Association of Central Supply Personnel.  

As the chapter progressed with additional members from Northern California, the Chapter's name was changed in 1971 to the Golden West Central Service Chapter of Northern California.  The first seminar hosted by GW was held in 1970 in Sacramento, California.  From 1970 to the present, the Golden West chapter has provided an annual educational seminar designed to aid all hospital personnel in understanding and staying abreast of new technologies and processes in the health care delivery system.  The Chapter has expanded from 1965 with 25 members to 350 members with seminar attendance at around 250 at each seminar. 

The objectives of this organization are to foster co-operation and the exchange of ideas among central service personnel in order to promote efficiency in facilities' central service staff and central service management.  Also,the chapter endeavors to encourage co-operation among hospitals and allied organizations in the health field in matters pertaining to central service and to encourage and assist all central service members to develop their knowledge to increase their effectiveness in their central service departments.

 

Click the 'Learn More' button below for more detailed history about Golden West and to find out more about the formation of our organization from inception until present day. You can also see a list of all the past Presidents of Golden West Central Service and Healthcare Chapter.

Goals

1. Develop Central Service professionals toward their full potential.

2. Enhance quality and efficiency in every healthcare setting for best possible care.

3. Provide classes, education and information to those who serve, supervise and manage the specialty of central service.

4. Maintain active and proficient membership.

Meet The Team

Judy Synigal

 

President

jacos61@comcast.net

Joann Gwinn

Member-at-Large

joann.gwinn@gmail.com

Huy Hong

Vendor & Seminar Chair

huy.hong@carsontahoe.org

Skip Simon

Information Services

arlesimon@sbcglobal.net

Arle Simon

Secretary, By-Laws, & Membership

arlesimon@sbcglobal.net

Not pictured is Treasurer Tim Welsher and Co-Website Designer Jeannie Petty.

President Elect Position remains open.

Board Members and Volunteers

Our Membership includes central service professionals from Northern California and western states, including Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Contact any member with Golden West Chapter inquires, including questions about membership.