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AHE Honors Award Winners
at EXCHANGE 2015
By EXPLORE staff
Mike Bailey, CHESP, pictured at EXCHANGE 2015, where he accepted
the Phoenix Award for his service and contributions to AHE and
e'd like to thank every one of our attendees,
members, exhibitors, and sponsors for making EXCHANGE 2015 an unforgettable event.
We hope you made many new friends, discovered new ways to improve your processes and
efficiencies, and left the event as a refreshed,
inspired, and newly motivated leader.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors
and exhibitors for their support as EXCHANGE wouldn't be possible without them. We would like to also thank our attendees for
making EXCHANGE 2015 a conference they budget for year after
year due to the importance of the education and networking.
Mark your calendars now for EXCHANGE 2016, held in
Pittsburgh, PA, September 25-28, 2016.
During EXCHANGE, AHE announced the recipients of the 2015 Recognition Awards for excellence in caring for the
environment, volunteer service, mentorship, and environmental sustainability.
Environmental Services Department of the Year Award
Sponsored by AF&S Products & Services, Inc.
The highest honor bestowed upon an AHE
member, the Phoenix was presented to
Michael Bailey, CHESP (pictured above), for
his unparalleled and all-inclusive service
and contributions to the advancement of
every aspect of AHE, for exceptional leadership, and for demonstration of quality
and excellence in the profession.
The award recognizes and celebrates
best practices in cleaning and caring
for the environment. Both Northside
Hospital (large hospital category winner) and Seton Medical Center (small
hospital category winner) were honored
with this year's award.
J. Owen flynn Memorial Award
Sponsored by Wexford Labs
Robert Daigle, manager of Environmental
Services, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital,
was presented the J. Owen Flynn Memorial
award for his service to his community as
volunteer with local youth baseball and
through his work in the United States.
Heart of Healthcare Award
Sponsored by Kimberly Clark Professional
Dorothy Huffman, environmental services lead tech, Mercy Health-Fairfield,
was presented to the Heart of Healthcare
Award for her dedication to quality work,
supporting her team, and going the extra
mile for patients and anyone else who
comes across her path at her facility.
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The following organizations were recognized with Certificates of Merit:
* University of Washington Medical
* Specialty Hospital (small)
* Blanchard Valley Hospital (small)
* Huntsman Cancer Institute (small)
AHE was pleased that the second year of the competition received 17 competitive
submissions from industry leaders, including SCA; Aramark Uniform Services; Calderon
Textiles, LLC; Clorox Professional Products Company; Curtain Care Plus; Hygiene Solutions,
LLC; HSP USA, LLC; Hygiena; Daniels Healthcare; ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Services;
Sealed Air Diversey Care; Infection Prevention Technologies; Karcher North America;
MedTrainer; MIP, Inc.; P&G Professional; and Surface Medical, Inc.
Sealed Air Diversey Care's SwingoBot 1650 was selected because its hands-free, robotic
floor scrubbers that are programmed to maneuver the halls of a hospital demonstrated
that they limit the spread of infection from floors, making the environment safer for
patients and staff. It also enables environmental services staff to spend valuable time in
detailing and other areas, improving overall productivity. Receiving honorable mentions
are Clean2O (HSP USA, LLC) and Tytro Pro™ (P&G Professionals).
Additionally, the following companies were recognized for their support as participants
in the AHE sponsorship program:
* PDI Healthcare-Corporate Champion (five years of sponsorship)
* STERIS Corporation (15 years of sponsorship)
* Wexford Labs, Inc. (10 years of sponsorship)
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EXPLORE - Winter 2015
Textiles that Heal
Partners in Textile Hygiene
Quick Tips for Critical Partnerships
Selecting the Best Products
Plant, Personnel, and Process
2015 AHE Recognition Awards
Enhancing Professional Competence
EXPLORE - Winter 2015