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Take a moment to imagine a world without environmental services and you’ll instantly have a better appreciation for the people and their work.

AHE’s awards and recognition program acknowledges and elevates those who have demonstrated the highest level of effort and leadership in the field of healthcare environmental services. Award recipients are those who work towards advocating and educating themselves on best practices and standards, developing leaders within the healthcare environment, and recognizing the profession in the healthcare community.

Nominate someone you believe is doing an outstanding job in environmental services by nominating them today! Or, nominate yourself – Your work shouldn’t go unnoticed. It would be an honor and a privilege for AHE to acknowledge and celebrate with you.

Apply for one of the prestigious AHE awards, or nominate a peer or staff member.




AHE Cleaning Protocol’s Impact on the Incidence of Pathogens that Cause HAI's in Hospital Patient Rooms

The Association for the Healthcare Environment, along with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management teamed up to build awareness around healthcare environmental factors, including patient area surfaces, and their potential to contribute to HAI and disease transmission.  Both organizations wanted to evaluate whether following an evidence-based, peer-reviewed cleaning protocol, would affect contamination levels and the incidence of pathogens that cause HAIs. More>>

The result of the project is the AHE and ASHRM Toolkit for Environmental Services and Risk Management Professionals.  This toolkit showcases the informative, timely and thought-provoking 60-minute pre-recorded, on-demand webinar, "Evidence-Based Environmental Hygiene Measures to Mitigate Risk for Healthcare Associated Infections and Improve Outcomes." More>>

Register now for the toolkit. More>>



Advertising, Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities

What's new:
- Charging Stations
- Exclusive E-Marketing
- Passbook to Prizes
- White Papers
- Column Wraps


EXPLORE Magazine

Thought-provoking articles and viewpoints on key issues affecting environmental healthcare professionals. You will look forward to reading our quarterly members-only publication, EXPLORE. Written by members, committee members, board and staff, and other EVS experts, this publication offers the latest news and techniques that can help you accomplish more in less time. EXPLORE is published by Naylor LLC.   

To view the latest issue, click here, and for and past issues, click here.  Not an AHE Member? Join today!

In this issue:

Transformational Leadership
10 Traits to Lead Your Team on the Path to Change
By Paul Picciurro, CHESP

Building Leaders
How and Why You Need to Develop a Leadership Training Program
By Colby C. Morris, CHESP

Successful Thoughts and Action
Getting What We Want Out of Life
By Chip Madera, MS, CSP

An Era of Antimicrobial Resistance
The Rising Threat of Superbugs
By J. Hudson Garrett, Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, CSRN, VA-BC™, CHESP

Meet a CHESP
Lizbeth White, CHESP, ES Manager, Vidant Health

AHE Voices
Leaders Share their Expertise Related to Leadership in Environmental Services
With Thomas J. Fitzgerald III, CHESP, Tanya Henry and Colby Morris, CHESP


White Papers, Reports and other Educational Resources

AHE’s strategic goals include advancing and shaping the environmental services profession. To achieve these goals, AHE has partnered with other industry leaders who support its mission and strategic goals to offer educational white papers, position papers, reports, guidelines, recommendation and solutions to members. These resources assist environmental services leaders and other professionals in developing and sustaining effective and evidenced-based environmental hygiene practices leading to increased patient and worker safety and improved outcomes overall. 

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Topics of Interest:
- Infection Prevention
- Sustainability
- Waste Management, including Pharmaceuticals
- Customer Service/Conflict Resolution


Calendar of On-Demand Webinars and Online Courses

ENGAGE courses, webinars, recordings and publications are designed to equip you with the latest content and trends in the field, and to help you take your departments, facilities and careers to new heights. ENGAGE offers all of this, and much more. And, it’s getting even better in 2014.

2014 Webinars >>    

2014 Courses >>    

2014 Brochure >> 


Become an American Hospital Association Roadmap Ally

The American Hospital Association's Sustainability Roadmap Allies are hospitals and health systems that use and contribute to the Roadmap’s resource toolkit. Allies join with industry partners and others to create and maintain the only free, robust knowledge warehouse of sustainable best practices available in the marketplace today. Our goal? By working together, we can reduce costs, protect resources locally and globally, and engage our staff, patients, and communities. 

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As a group, we can reduce costs; protect resources locally and globally; and engage our staff, patients, and communities by:

- Improving energy and water efficiency
- Reducing waste generation and chemical usage
- Prioritizing sustainability in our supply chain decisions


Programs, Publications and DVDs




2014 Corporate Champions