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AHE 2017 Board of Directors
2017 PRESIDENT
Gary Dolan, CHESP
Director of Environmental Services
The Village at Penn State
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Pam Toppel, CHESP, M-CHEST
Manager, Environmental Services -
Eastern Region
OSF Saint James -
John W. Albrecht Medical Center

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AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER
Lisa Ford, CHESP
District Manager, Sodexo
AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER
Doug Rothermel, MBA, CHESP
Director, Environmental Services
St. Joseph's Hospital
AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER
Brad Winnie, MBA, CHESP
Environmental Services Manager
Aurora Sinai Medical Center

FEATURES
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AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER
Lea Beach, CHESP, T-CHEST
Manager of Environmental Services
Mercy Health System

AHE Staff
Patti Costello
Executive Director
Sandra Rials, MS
Director of Education

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PUBLISHED AUGUST 2017/AHE-Q0317/8554

EXCHANGE 2017
Ensuring all healthcare environments contribute to quality
outcomes and healthy communities.
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF UV-C SYSTEMS FOR HOSPITAL ROOM DISINFECTION
In 2015, I co-authored an article that was published in EXPLORE Magazine
(Association of the Healthcare Environment), in which I respond to a recent study
from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine that compared
the effectiveness of ultraviolet (UV)-C systems for hospital room disinfection in the
absence of manual disinfection.
By John Scherberger, BS, FAHE, CHESP

DEPARTMENTS

Erin Horng
Operations Specialist
Katie Millheiser
Data and Financial Coordinator

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MESSAGE FROM THE AHE PRESIDENT
An Invitation to Exchange
Gary Dolan, CHESP, 2016/2017 AHE President
AHE NEWS
Fellow of the Association for the Healthcare Environment (FAHE)
Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP)
2017 ENGAGE Education Calendar
NEW! Certified Surgical Cleaning Technician

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EXPLORE - Fall 2017

Message From the AHE President
Exchange 2017
The Effectiveness of UV-C Systems for Hospital Room Disinfection
AHE News
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - Intro
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - bellyaband1
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - bellyaband2
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - cover1
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - cover2
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EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 4
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 5
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - Message From the AHE President
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 7
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - Exchange 2017
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 9
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - The Effectiveness of UV-C Systems for Hospital Room Disinfection
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EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 13
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 14
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 15
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - AHE News
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 17
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - 18
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - cover3
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - cover4
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - outsert1
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - outsert2
EXPLORE - Fall 2017 - outsert3
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