ASHES Announces 2007 President at its Annual Conference; Event Boasts Record-Breaking Attendance and Exhibits

CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcaare Environmental Services

(ASHES) announces that Rose Hamann, CHESP, director of environmental services and security at  Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., will serve as the societys 2007 president.  Elected by ASHES board of directors, her one-year term will begin January 1, 2007.  Hamann previously served as vice president of ASHES and was a member of the ASHES board for the past two years. 

This years conference saw ASHES president Brett  Higgins kicking off the opening session by riding in on a Harley, the record-setting exhibit hall filled with new  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,  including presentations by Dr. Jerry Punch a physician and broadcaster from ABC's Wide World  of Sports and ESPN, Mac Fulfer, author of Amazing Face Reading, and Fred Lee, president of  Fred Lee and Associates, Inc., and author of If Disney Ran Your Hospital ­ 9½ Things You Would  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  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.

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Source: ASHES