About the Author

Rick Schultz Author, Inventor, Lecturer, Retired Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corporation

Rick Schultz Mr. Schultz acquired Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corporation in 1983. Under his direction, the company has grown to national presence.

Mr. Schultz lectures on:

Instrument Processing and Quality Assurance and Cost Reductions Through Effective Instrument Processing and Repairs.

Mr. Schultz consults with hospitals on processing and productivity development.

He is a contributing editor for the books;

1) Sterilization Technology in the Healthcare Facility, Second Edition and

2) Central Service Technical Manual, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Editions.

On May 4, 1999, Mr. Schultz received the “Distinction of Honor” award for his commitment to education in the healthcare industry and on May 9, 2002 he was named Educator of the Year by the International Association. Mr. Schultz authored the textbook, Inspecting Surgical Instruments; an Illustrated Guide which has been developed into a national certification program.

In October of 2006, Mr. Schultz was named American Hospital Association Educator of the Year and in August 2007, Mr. Schultz was chosen by Healthcare Purchasing News as one of the 30 Most Influential People in Healthcare Sterile Processing. In January 2017 IAHCSMM selected Mr. Schultz to author a column in the Communiqué Magazine titled The Instrument Whisperer™.

He is the father of two boys. His youngest is graduate from Indiana University and is attending graduate school at The Ohio State University. His oldest was ordained a Catholic Priest in May 2016 and is a parish priest in Cleveland.