Awards and Recognition Program

 Industry Leader Award ($150 application fee)

The AHE Innovation Award    DEADLINE is July 25th at 4:30 p.m. PST

Who is eligible: All public and AHA member hospitals, AHE affiliated local chapters, AHE professional active members, AHE associate members, or any individuals or businesses that seeks to improve outcomes in the healthcare environment 

General Information:

  • Candidates may be nominated by an AHE member or non-member or may nominate themselves.
  • The current AHE Recognition Committee will select award winners based on submitted nominations.  The committee may request additional information if needed.
  • All submissions become the property of AHE.


  • Please click the award name to download the PDF application. 
  • Review the criteria for each award and submit the application for the award that best fits your own personal experience or for a person you feel best deserves that award.
  • Award Applications must be submitted by the deadline specified. 
  • Send all supporting materials via ahe@aha.org for the corresponding award. 

We encourage you to nominate your peers, but don't hesitate to nominate yourselves as well. This is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate to the membership the stellar work you have been doing in your hospitals and in your communities. The nomination and selections process for all awards will remain consistent with what we did last year.

The Phoenix Award
AHE's the highest honor bestowed upon an AHE member. The Phoenix Award recognizes the member who has made an unselfish, lasting impact through above/beyond, outstanding contributions to the growth and professionalism of AHE, its members and to the profession.


The Heart of Healthcare Award
Introduced at the 2011 Association for the Healthcare Environment Annual Conference, AHE and Kimberly-Clark Professional have collaborated to sponsor a new awards program called the Heart of Healthcare Award. This award is in recognition of the important role frontline Environmental Services professionals play in supporting safety initiatives and furthering the goals of their institutions in reducing healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates among patients or residents.  Speak up for someone you think is doing an outstanding job in Environmental Services by nominating him or her today. (AHE membership not required).


The Environmental Services Department of the Year Award
ponsored by Health Facilities Management (HFM) and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE).   If you’re looking for a chance to shine the spotlight on your environmental services department or housekeeping team for their dedication and excellent work, a golden opportunity to honor them presents itself once again.


The AHE Innovation Award
Introduced by the AHE Industry Advisory Task Force at EXCHANGE 2013, this award is to recognize and increase awareness of improved products, processes, and technology Advancements that empower individuals to improve measured outcomes in the healthcare environment.