The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) is a Professional Membership Group of the American Hospital Association. AHE is the organization of choice for professionals responsible for establishing and maintaining health care environments that are free of surface contamination and that support safety, service, and efficient and effective operations.

AHE is the go-to resource for best-in-class tools, products, education and training that raise the standard of the health care environmental services field and shape the future workforce for over 2,300 professionals committed to pathogen free, healing environments across all care settings. 

CORE PURPOSE
Commitment to pathogen free, healing environments across all care settings.

MISSION STATEMENT
To advance members' ability to establish and maintain care environments that are free of environmental surface contamination and that support safety, service, and efficient and effective operations.

CORE VALUES

Visionary Leadership
Evidenced by an earned reputation as a courageous, influential, and trusted authority committed to innovation, excellence, and awareness of the essential role of environmental services (EVS) in improving health care outcomes

Integrity
Evidenced by honesty in words and actions and dedication to effective stewardship characterized by value focused decisions made in an accountable and transparent culture

Innovation
As evidenced by a commitment to sound, knowledge based evolving science and professional practice

Community
Evidenced by an engaged fellowship of peers taking pride in the diversity of experience and the inclusion of multiple perspectives in advancing their profession

AHE STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES

Strategic Imperative 1 
Develop and curate information and insight needed to be viewed as the expert in initiatives related to standards, education, and advocacy for health care environmental services.

Strategic Imperative 2
Enhance and maintain relationships with partner organizations to cooperatively develop solutions to critical issues confronting health care provider organizations.

Strategic Imperative 3
Focus on our body of knowledge as our primary asset and make it available to every health care environment service professional regardless of their place of practice.

Strategic Imperative 4
Deliver unmatched value for membership, greater than investment of time and money. Members experience a personal and professional connection to a fellowship of thought leaders demonstrating AHE values of leadership, integrity, innovation and community; leading to increased member confidence to articulate their value, the value of their teams and of AHE toward achievement of their organizations' mission and vision. 

Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE)
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone: (312) 422-3860
Fax: (312) 422-4578

Email: ahe@aha.org 
Website:  www.ahe.org

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