ASHES Announces Environmental Services Week

CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announced that September 7-13, 2003 is Environmental Services Week.

With the theme, "Outstanding People Creating a Clean and Safe Environment," Environmental Services Week recognizes the importance of environmental services and housekeeping departments showcasing their integral role in high-quality patient care, satisfaction and infection control practices.

Hospitals are encouraged to participate in Environmental Services Week by recognizing environmental services and housekeeping staff with special events and staff-wide recognition. This year, ES week products can be tailored with company logos.

For ideas on how to celebrate Environmental Services Week and more information on ES merchandise, visit or contact ASHES at (312) 422-3860.

ASHES is the premier association affiliated with the AHA, for healthcare environmental services, housekeeping, waste management and textile care professionals. 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.