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CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announces that Sept. 12-18, 2004 has been designated Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week.
The theme of this year's event is "Leading the Way to a Healthier Environment" and will recognize the importance of environmental services and housekeeping in high-quality patient care, patient satisfaction and infection control practices.
Hospitals are encouraged to participate in Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week by recognizing staff with event-specific products, special events and staff-wide recognition. For ideas on how to celebrate, see www.ashes.org or contact
ASHES at (312) 422-3860. Partnering organizations, vendors and suppliers can help support environmental services and housekeeping professionals by purchasing celebration products with their company logos.
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.