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  • Comprehensive Training Program Fellow Paper

    August 31, 2018 | Formats: Technical Paper | Content Areas: Administration | Tags: Career Development, Employee Engagement, Staffing Models , Succession Planning
     

    Comprehensive Training Program

    By Michael Catanzaro, FAHE, MREH, CLLM, CHESP

    The days of clean, shiny floors being Environmental Services’ number one priority are long gone. Our departments have evolved and our role has become exceedingly more complex.

    Training must begin when a new staff member walks through the door and should follow them their entire career. A comprehensive and regulatory compliant training program begins with hospital and departmental orientation, and continues with regular departmental meetings and in-services, with meaningful annual reviews rounding out the program and adding to the communication process.

  • Hiring & Retaining the Right Staff Fellow Paper

    August 31, 2018 | Formats: Technical Paper | Content Areas: Administration, Environmental Sanitation Operations, Financial Stewardship | Tags: Change Management, Employee Engagement, Employee life cycle , Leadership, Lean/Six Sigma, Management, Process Improvement, Staffing Models , Succession Planning
    Hiring & Retaining the Right AHE Fellow Paper
    By Carl Solomon Sr., MBA, CHESP
     
    In today’s health care environment, Environmental Services Leaders must find new and creative ways to attract, hire, and retain great employees. 
    With a focus on customer service and improving the patient experience, it is essential to hire people who are a good fit to your hospital during recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes. The purpose of this paper is to provide you with proven strategies in attracting, interviewing, hiring and retaining staff.
  • Trends Data Five Year Summary Report

    August 31, 2018 | Formats: Report | Content Areas: Administration, Environmental Sanitation Operations, Financial Stewardship , Regulatory Compliance, Textile Management Operations, Waste Management Operations | Tags: Benchmarking, Chemicals , Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Environmental Monitoring Tools, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

    Annual AHE survey conducted to track ongoing trends in the environmental services and health care industries. Each year questions may be added, removed and changed to better capture the continually changing health care environment. This trends summary contains the key questions, most of which have been in the survey for multiple years. The research is designed to provide trends and emerging data on major issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the environmental services profession, its related disciplines, and the AHE membership.

  • Covers for Hospital Bed Mattresses: Learn How to Keep Them Safe

    December 06, 2017 | Formats: Guideline | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations, Textile Management Operations | Tags: Beds, Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Laundry and Textiles, Linen , Policies

    The efforts of the FDA and the Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup have culminated in FDA's release of Hospital Bed System Dimensional and Assessment Guidance to Reduce Entrapment

  • FDA Safety Poster: Hospital Bed Mattresses Covers Safety Poster

    December 06, 2017 | Formats: Infographic | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations, Textile Management Operations | Tags: Beds, Laundry and Textiles, Linen
  • Hospital Beds

    December 06, 2017 | Formats: Guideline | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations, Textile Management Operations | Tags: Beds, Laundry and Textiles, Linen , Regulatory Compliance

    The efforts of the FDA and the Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup have culminated in FDA's release of Hospital Bed System Dimensional and Assessment Guidance to Reduce Entrapment.

  • 2016 Recognition Awards

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: News Release | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation
  • AHE 2016 Innovation Award: Industry Leaders Products, Services and Technology Achievements Are Recognized

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: News Release | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation
  • Asymptomatic Clostridium Difficile Carriers: Transmission of an Infectious Pathogen

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: White Paper | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

    Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile Carriers: Transmission of an Infectious Pathogen

    By Rosie D. Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc; Head of Clinical Affairs, Clorox Healthcare

  • CARROLL HOSPITAL REDUCES SCRUB COSTS BY 25 PERCENT WITH CINTAS SCRUB RENTAL PROGRAM White Paper

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: White Paper | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations, Textile Management Operations | Tags: Contracting, Cost Management, Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Finance & Budgeting, Laundry and Textiles, Linen , Process Improvement, Suppliers
  • First Academic Certificate Planned in Healthcare Environmental Services

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: News Release | Content Areas: Administration, Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Career Development, Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Succession Planning

    First Academic Certificate Planned in Healthcare Environmental Services Hospitality and healthcare industries to benefit from undergraduate initiative to be created by Ohio State and the Association for the Healthcare Environment

  • GLEN FALLS HOSPITAL INTEPGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: White Paper | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Pest Control
  • Health in the Built Environment Trends in Building and Product Certifications White Paper

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: White Paper | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations, Planning, Design, and Construction | Tags: Design and Construction, Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Sustainability
  • JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE USING A DISINFECTANT, DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE DISINFECTING

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: Case Study | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Chemicals , Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
  • PULLING BACK THE SHEETS ON THE BED BUG CONTROVERSY White Paper

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: White Paper | Content Areas: Administration, Environmental Sanitation Operations, Regulatory Compliance | Tags: Beds, Chemicals , Contracting, Cost Management, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, Laundry and Textiles, Linen , Pest Control, Process Improvement
  • SCA Away From Home Professional Hygiene Donates Tree EXCHANGE 2016

    May 22, 2017 | Formats: News Release | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Sustainability
  • 2012 Environmental Services Best Practices

    April 11, 2017 | Formats: Hand Out | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation

    2012 Environmental Services Best Practices

  • 2013 New Trends in Environmental Hygiene Webinar Handout

    April 11, 2017 | Formats: Hand Out | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation

    2013 New Trends in Environmental Hygiene Webinar Handout

  • AHA INTRODUCES SUSTAINABILITY ROADMAP FOR HOSPITALS

    April 11, 2017 | Formats: News Release | Content Areas: Environmental Sanitation Operations | Tags: Sustainability, Waste Management and Sustainable Operations

    AHA INTRODUCES SUSTAINABILITY ROADMAP FOR HOSPITALS

  • CHESP Review, Waste Management Section

    April 11, 2017 | Formats: Publication | Content Areas: Waste Management Operations |

    CHESP Review, Waste Management Section

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