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Larry Guittard, CRCST
Associate Director, CSS
Elmhurst Hospital
Elmhurst, NY
(718) 334-2005
Melody Traversi
(516) 719-2568
Kathleen Froehlich
(516) 572-6078
Past President
Dan Bialt
Network Director, Central Service
North Bronx Health Network
Bronx, NY
(718) 918-4381 
Denise Maxwell
(347) 869-6258
1 Year Ex-Officio
Joe Amadeo
(516) 805-1822
2 Year Ex-Officio
Don Gordon
(516) 765-0761


The Long Island Association for Central Service (LIACS) held its annual “Spring Learn Around” seminar in April. This “learn around” format has been very popular with attendees.
Six different vendors presented educational session on different topics, as small groups of 10-12 people rotated every hour to a different location.

Topics included:
OSHA's Hazzard Communication Standard -- ChemDaq Inc.
HLD: The Complications of Record Keeping and Documentation as Per ST70  (What Are the Requirements for TJC Compliance?) -- Melody Traversi and Larry Guittard 
CranioMax: Care & Handling -- Stryker
Cleaning and Inspection of Lumened Instrumentation -- Pure Processing
Instrument Issues (Care and Handling) – Spectrum Surgical
Synthes Locking Small Fragment -- Synthes

MVP Awards
Our Annual Chapter MVP Awards provided monetary prizes to the top ten individuals who participated in various activities of our Chapter (i.e., serving as officers or committee chairpersons; participating in a committee; or attending LIACS meetings and events). The awards are determined on a point system that tracks participation throughout the year.

A total of $4,000 was awarded, with the top recipient earning $1000 and the 10th place award recipient earning $75. The monetary awards may be used for any CS-related educational endeavor.

Introducing the new LIACS 2014 / 2015 Officers:
President: Larry Guittard
Secretary: Kevin Durnan
Treasurer: Melody Traversi
Director:    Karen Hinken-Orehek
Directors (Ex-Officio): William Carabott (one-year term) Don Gordon (2-year term)

The LIACS Chapter is looking forward to seeing all of our fellow IAHCSMM Chapters at the upcoming IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo in Columbus, OH.

Please watch this space for more exciting upcoming LIACS events. And, don't forget to check out
Our Meeting Calendar

Our Association's members are Central Service practitioners who perform duties on one or more functional areas of materiel management, supply processing and distribution. Most environments include the technical functions of reprocessing, decontamination, disinfection, preparation, packaging, sterilization and distribution. The body of knowledge associated with these highly technical functions is referred to as Central Service Technology. We're based on Long Island, New York.

Daniel J. Bialt, CRCST
Network Director, Central Service
North Bronx Health Network
1400 Pelham Pkwy
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 918-4381 • Fax: (718) 975-5638