The Perfusion Program Challenge is a simple tool to evaluate your program.  Using this checklist, you can determine if your practice follows the current standards of practice and essentials recommended by the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion and by the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology.

This self-assessment can identify any areas that require attention and/or need improvement.  Once you have completed your self-assessment and achieved a score of 119 or greater, The Missouri Perfusion Society will list your perfusion program on our web site along with others who have achieved the same high standard of practice.

Our goal is to set a standard for Missouri perfusion programs to be the first state to have 100% voluntary participation in the Perfusion Program Challenge with scores of 95% or greater.

Program Challenge Participants

The following is a list of perfusion programs in Missouri and other states across the country that have assessed themselves using the Perfusion Program Challenge and are in substantial compliance by meeting greater than 95% of current standards.


The Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics - Chief Perfusionist: Gary Grist RN, CCP, LCP
Kansas City, Missouri
The Mid America Heart Institute of St. Luke’s Hospital - Chief Perfusionist: Troy Sydzyik, MPS, CCP, LCP
Kansas City, Missouri


Hackensack University Medical Center - Director of Perfusion Services: Garland Dance, CCP
Hackensack, New Jersey


Central Maine Heart & Vascular Institute - Chief Perfusionist: Arnold Benak, CCP
Lewiston, Maine


Mercy Hospital St. Louis - Manager of Perfusion Services: Robert Longenecker BS, CCT, CCP, LCP
St. Louis Missouri
Arkansas Children’s Hospital - Director CVOR/Perfusion/ECMO: Charles Johnson RN CCP
Little Rock, Arkansas


St. Louis Children’s Hospital - Chief Perfusionist Steven Raithel, BS, CCP
Saint Louis, Missouri

Take the Challenge!

Click here to print or download the Perfusion Program Challenge Form

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