ASHES Elects 2005 Board Members

CHICAGO -- Members of the American Society of Healthcare Environmental Services

(ASHES) recently elected two new members to the ASHES Board of Directors.


Rose Hamann, ARRT, CHESP, director of environmental services at Blessing Hospital in

Quincy, Ill., has 39 years experience in healthcare with 28 years in radiology and 11 years as environmental services and security director. A member of ASHES since 1998, Hamann is also active in the Greater Midwest ASHES Chapter, has served on the national recognition  and planning committees, and has been an ASHES conference speaker. She has served on  numerous boards of directors and has extensive governance experience.


James P. Connors, CHESP, is the director, environmental and textiles services at Rhode

Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. Connors has over 34 years in the healthcare ES and textile care fields. He is a charter member of ASHES, previously serving as an ASHES board member and as ASHES 1994 president. Connors has served on numerous ASHES

committees and contributed to several ASHES publications. He has won numerous society accolades, including the James Wolfbrandt Mentor Award and ASHES highest honor, the Phoenix Award.


"Rose and Jim bring a wealth of environmental services and Society experience to the Board," said Patti Costello, ASHES executive director. "We are grateful for their commitment to ASHES and to the profession, and look forward to their tenure on the board."


Both board members will serve a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2005.


ASHES, of the American Hospital Association, is the premier professional association for environmental services, housekeeping, waste management and textile care professionals in the healthcare industry. ASHES provides educational programs, opportunities to network with peers on a national level, recognition for personal and professional achievements, as well as affiliation and collaboration with the American Hospital Association on public policy and advocacy issues related to environmental services.


Source: ASHES