In 1988, CSSD heads from different hospital gathered together and had their first convention at the Sulo Hotel. It was organized under the leadership of Mr. Andres Matining of Philippine Heart Center (PHC) and was officially known as the “Central Services and Sterilization Association of the Philippines (CSSAP)”. However, it did not last long because most members left for abroad.
A decade after, the association was formally reorganized in June 3, 1999 with 10 Metro Manila hospitals participating in a meeting which was headed by Ms. Melanie Anne Alcantara. That organization is the present day PACSSM and has been very active ever since.
Outer Wheel – Symbolizes the whole hospital
Wheel – Represents the handle of steam sterilizers
Windows around the wheel – Different areas the CSSD caters to
Green color – Signifies cleaning, disinfection & sterilization as the main work process in CSSD; the main color of Central Supply
Heart – The CSSD being the center of all services in the hospital; the pumping organ of the body
Designed by Rodel Gargaritano
Philippine Heart Center