CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announces that Sept. 11-17, 2005 has been designated Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week.
The theme of this year's event is "It's About So Much More Than Keeping Clean," and will recognize the importance of environmental services and housekeeping in high-quality patient care, patient satisfaction, and infection control practices.
Healthcare institutions are encouraged to participate in this week by recognizing staff with event-specific products, special events and staff-wide recognition. For ideas on how to celebrate Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week, go to www.ashes.org or contact ASHES at (312) 422-3860.
The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) is the premier professional membership society for healthcare environmental services, housekeeping, waste management and textile-care professionals. Affiliated with the American Hospital Association, ASHES provides education, recognition for personal and professional achievements, national networking as well as affiliation and collaboration with the American Hospital Association on public policy and advocacy issues related to healthcare environmental services.