The American Society for Healthhcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announces that Robert Hodnik has been named the winner of the 2006 Phoenix Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made a lasting impact through outstanding contributions to the growth and professionalism of ASHES and to the field of healthcare environmental services and textile care services.
Hodnick has been an ASHES member for nine years and has worked in the environmental services or textile care field for 27 years. Hodnik has previously served on the Publications Committee, Performance Indicators Committee, and the National Environmental Services Performance Indicators Development Task Force. Hodnick has a passion for environmental services and a clear vision for what the profession needs to be and has taken the necessary steps to share his knowledge and expertise to make this vision a reality.
ASHES recognizes excellence in healthcare environmental services with a variety of awards and honors to local chapters as well as to individuals. Other award winners announced at the annual awards banquet include:
- J. Owen Flynn Memorial Award: Tremain Lewis, director of environmental services at HCA Healthcare in
- James Wolffbrandt Award: Gilbert Crowel, chief of environmental services in Moncrief Army Community Hospital in Fort Jackson, S.C. The criteria for the award winner include actively mentoring, educating and guiding environmental services or textile care professionals.
- Environmental Stewardship Award: Lavonda D. Evans, CHESP, chief of environmental management service at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in
- Innovator Award: David A. Roberson, MS, JD, CHESP, vice president at Sodexho Healthcare Services in
- Recognition Award: Kent L. Miller, CHESP, CLLM, director of environmental services at
- Lifetime Achievement Award: James P. Connors, CHESP, director of environmental/textile services at
- Excellence in Communication Award: South Carolina Society for Healthcare Environmental Services. The Excellence in Communication Award recognizes individual affiliated societies who have excelled in their efforts to communicate with individual members, the community at large, the national ASHES organization and other affiliated societies.
- The Excellence in Education Award: New England Society for Healthcare Environmental Services. The Excellence in Education Award recognizes affiliated societies who have made a commitment to providing educational and management growth opportunities to health care environmental services professionals, through the design and implementation of innovative member programs, seminars, and/or vendor shows that go beyond a standard session and address timely topics.
- The Networking for Professionalism Award: Greater