Sterile Processing Department (SPD) Center of Excellence

We Applaud Your Excellent Department

A happy, healthier outcome for patients starts with you. That’s why you strive for sterile processing excellence every day. At Halyard, we deeply appreciate all you do — and we now provide a way to elevate your entire department to an SPD Center of Excellence. Designed to recognize facilities that go above and beyond to ensure patient safety, this program lets you showcase your department’s efforts in the 4 key areas below. You’ll list your hospital’s initiatives by filling out a short questionnaire. The facility that demonstrates best in class policies and practices in the four key areas will receive a $1000 Educational Grant from Halyard Health to continue developing their SPD excellence.

Congratulations to our inaugural SPD Center of Excellence winner, Banner Gateway Sterile Processing Department!
Halyard is proud to recognize your outstanding commitment to ensure patient safety.

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Selection Criteria

The SPD Center of Excellence will be recognized and awarded to a facility that demonstrates excellence in the following categories:

  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Employee Education and Empowerment Initiatives
  • Patient Protection & Patient Outcomes
  • Vendor Partner Collaboration

Important Dates

Annual Call for Entries: Kick off During CS Week and close on Jan. 15th.

The winner will be announced in late January, via website and by phone.

Selection Committee

Entries will be judged on the above criteria by a Halyard Selection Committee consisting of:

  • Halyard VP Corporate Communications & Citizenship
  • Halyard Medical Sciences and Clinical Education Manager
  • Halyard Human Resource Business Partner
  • Halyard Distribution Manager
  • Halyard Legal


The most exceptional facility will be recognized with a $1000 Educational Grant from Halyard Health to further their best in class practices.