CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcaare Environmental Services
(ASHES) announces that Rose Hamann, CHESP, director of environmental services and security at Â Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., will serve as the societys 2007 president.Â Elected by ASHES board of directors, her one-year term will begin January 1, 2007.Â Hamann previously served as vice president of ASHES and was a member of the ASHES board for the past two years.Â
This years conference saw ASHES president Brett Â Higgins kicking off the opening session by riding in on a Harley, the record-setting exhibit hall filled with new Â technologies and solution sets, hard-hitting learning labs, and social and networking activities. The conference also included:
-- Five general sessions with speakers and topics that motivated attendees, Â including presentations by Dr. Jerry Punch a physician and broadcaster from ABC's Wide World Â of Sports and ESPN, Mac Fulfer, author of Amazing Face Reading, and Fred Lee, president of Â Fred Lee and Associates, Inc., and author of If Disney Ran Your Hospital Â 9Â½ Things You Would Â Do Differently
-- Learning opportunities at more than 35 educational sessions, nearly double the amount of any past conference
-- The largest exhibit hall to date, with 174 exhibit booths showcasing new and innovative products
-- An ASHES service-oriented, conference hub that provided opportunities to relax and network Â between session in the Conversation Cafe as well as 10 computer centers with high-speed Internet access to help those attending keep in touch with work back home
-- Continuing education credits from select conference learning labs made available for attendees; learning labs are now available post-conference on CD-ROM.
For more information about ASHES and to view a slideshow of the 2006 conference, visit Â www.ashes.org.