EXPLORE - Fall 2016 - 7
MESSAGE FROM THE AHE PRESIDENT
AN INVITATION TO EXCHANGE
Gary Dolan, CHESP
AHE 2016/2017 President
Director of Environmental Services
The Village at Penn State
"We receive a wealth of information from
AHE throughout the year, but this is
THE time and place to bring it all home
and really dig deep into the important issues
you and I face on a daily basis."
s environment services professionals, our mission is
to ensure that all healthcare environments contribute to quality outcomes and healthy communities.
Continuously educating ourselves and our co-workers on the front lines is the key to success. We'll
need the support of CEOs, CFOs, COOs, DONs, IPs
and every other department to move forward with our efforts. To
get that support, we have to continuously tell the story of what we
do throughout our facilities as many times as it takes! EXCHANGE will
provide you with the resources you need to bring your story to life.
I cannot stress enough the importance of you just being at
EXCHANGE. The educational sessions are packed with information,
ideas and engaging dialogue that truly lead to problem solving, and
validation of process. The ability to network with your peers and
make new lifelong allies alone is well worth the investment-but
of course that's not all.
* This year we will be offering three Preconference sessions.
The new Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention for
Environmental Services Professionals (CMIP) is already sold
out! But you can still participate in the CHESP review session or
* PITTSBURGH IS REALLY, REALLY COOL! Everything is within
walking distance. The downtown is unsurpassed, with inviting
restaurants and a rich history.
* We are celebrating 30 years of AHE conferences with a night
* I first saw the application of UV light at the AHE Healthcare
Marketplace several years ago; once again, this venue is going
to be chock full of innovative tools and technologies.
* The general session speakers will recharge you, get you thinking
and provide education that we cannot get anywhere else. Here's
a little nugget...if you were unable to attend last year and missed
the session presented by Dr. Michael Bell of the CDC, here's your
chance because we're bringing him back!
Friends, this is a MUST ATTEND event for you and your supervisors! True, we receive a wealth of information from AHE throughout
the year, but this is THE time and place to bring it all home and
really dig deep into the important issues you and I face on a daily
basis. Healthcare facilities are looking for leaders who can not only
develop and share their vision for their department, but who can
also think strategically and create a vision for the overall facility.
Give yourself the three and a half days to continue your professional
development and reap the added value of face-to-face networking
and idea sharing with your colleagues.
I look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh.
Gary Dolan, CHESP
2016/2017 AHE President
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EXPLORE - Fall 2016
Message From the AHE President
Healthcare Field Rises to Challenge as Environment Changes
We Are Environmental Services
What Are Healthcare Restrooms Telling Us?
Meet a T-Chest
The FAHE Journey
EXPLORE - Fall 2016