ASHES Announces Keynote Speaker Line-up for Annual Meeting


The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) of the American Hospital Association today announced its line-up for keynote speaker and general sessions at its annual conference to be held Sept. 26-30 in Washington, D.C.:

-- Get Switched On!

Speaker: Chip Eichelberger

Learn the formula for getting switched on and being at your best consistently. What can you be doing now to own your energy and attitude? How can you be the dispenser of enthusiasm for your team? You as the leader set the tone for your pharmacy. Reignite your compelling vision and declare that your next year will be a great one regardless of any external events. How can you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be? Understand how to apply the Stockdale Paradox to your life. Reevaluate your daily routine and challenge long held strategies and beliefs that may be holding you back. Adopt new beliefs that will impact you personally and professionally. Understand how to use the Law of Familiarity to your advantage instead of negatively impacting your life. Eichelberger will speak on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.

-- The Prescription for Building a Culture of Ownership

Speaker: Joe Tye, CEO and head coach of Values Coach Inc.

Tye will share eight essential characteristics of a culture of ownership, and practical strategies for fostering such a culture. You will understand why the Invisible Architecture of core values, organizational culture, and emotional climate is more important than the design and decor of physical buildings and why eradicating toxic emotional negativity from the workplace is an essential leadership duty. In today's complex world mere accountability isn't enough. Today's hospitals can't survive, much less thrive, with hired hands on the job-they need people who think like partners, people who own their work rather than just renting a space on the organization chart. Tye will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.

-- Healthcare Reform: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association

Sweeping healthcare reform legislation was passed this spring. Umbdenstock will discuss what it means for hospitals -- the short and long term implications -- and what healthcare leaders should think about as they plan for the future. Umbdenstock will speak on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

-- How to Create a Dream Team at Work: The Magic is in the Mix

Speaker: David Rabiner, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)

Why let personality conflicts at work impact morale and disrupt productivity? Through hilarious examples of workplace behavior all audiences can relate to, Rabiner provides practical techniques to help audience members turn interpersonal differences into business advantages. An eye-opening window on human behavior, this program is perfect for helping teams to perform at their peak. Rabiner will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.

The theme for the ASHES 2010 Annual Conference and Marketplace is "Innovate, Integrate, Motivate." The conference will be held at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. For more information, visit

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