The designation of AHE Fellow (FAHE) recognizes current AHE members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both the Association and in the environmental services field. Only presented to Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professionals (CHESP), FAHE status is given to active members who have excelled in specific areas and have submitted an acceptable, original, unpublished paper on a current aspect of environmental services.
The AHE's Professional Recognition of Achievement Program is a part of the American Hospital Association's Action for Professional Excellence (APEx) Program. This program is designed to recognize career achievements in the following areas:
The challenging criteria associated with this program reflects the increasing complexity associated with preparation for a career in the field of healthcare environmental services management. It is designed to both encourage the members of AHE to set achievement goals that promote continued professional growth and to recognize members who have exhibited exceptional achievement in this area.
A CHESP member may apply for the FAHE designation three years from the date in which certification was received. Points submitted must have been accumulated by the applicant after attaining CHESP certification.
Application Review Schedule
Professional Recognition of Achievement applications are reviewed by the AHE Professional Recognition of Achievement Committee (PRAC). Review occurs as the twice per year in January and June at the end of the month. Once all requirements are met, the PRAC Committee submits recommendations to the AHE board of directors for final approval.
Criteria and Application
Professional development, participation in professional and society-related activities at both the local and national level, contributes to professional development through the sharing of ideas and concepts. These activities contribute to and strengthen an individual's leadership skills, knowledge base, and professional qualifications. They are an important factor in the formula for success in the delivery of healthcare environmental services.
Paper Guidelines- please read before submitting application and outline
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Please sign and submit the agreement with your application. Submitted content becomes the property of AHE.
2016 Fellow (FAHE) Recipients
Osmond Adams, HEM, FAHE, CHESP
Senior Facilities Manager
Michael Catanzaro, FAHE, CHESP
Director, Environemtnal Services
Wentworth Douglass Hospital
John Scherberger, FAHE, CHESP
Healthcare Risk Mitigation
Carl Solomon Sr. MBA, FAHE, CHESP
Director, Environmental Services
UC San Diego Health System - La Jolla and San Diego
Waymon Saxon, FAHE, CHESP
Donna Butler, FAHA, CHESP