Presentation on theme: "The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES)"— Presentation transcript:
1The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) The association thatrepresents, defines, and advancesthe healthcare environmental services profession.
2Who is ASHES?The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is the premier professional membership organization for individuals in the field of:healthcare environmental serviceshealthcare housekeepingregulated medical and healthcare waste managementfacility textile care and linen managementand related support services disciplines.ASHES provides education, professional recognition, national networking, affiliation and collaboration with the AHA on public policy and advocacy issues related to healthcare environmental services.Vision A financially- sustainable environment for quality patient outcomes and healthy communities Mission The association that represents, defines, and advances the healthcare environmental services profession.
3Who is ASHES?A personal membership group (PMG) of the American Hospital Association with 25 year of service to the membersThe only organization dedicated to healthcare environmental servicesASHES’ community consists of:approximately 2,300 members, representing over 1,800 healthcare facilities;a board of directors composed of 1 president, 1 vice president, 4 at-large representatives, and 1 industry advisor;a staff of 5 association management professionals based in Chicago, IL.
6Education | Certification | Networking | Representation ASHES represents, defines, and advances the healthcare ES profession through:Education | Certification | Networking | Representation
7Education Annual Conference Between 35% and 45% of the ASHES membership attends this annual event to:Expand the ES knowledge, broaden horizons, and integrate fresh ideas into their work environmentGet motivated with innovative, multi- disciplinary educationDiscover advanced technologies and solution sets at the Healthcare MarketplaceAcquire new contacts, network, exchange ideas with colleagues, and enjoy multi- faceted activities in a relaxing environment
8EducationOur online educational courses are made available via iCohere!Click here to take a tour.Online Education – with hundreds of individuals receiving multi-disciplinary training on:Infection Control for Non-clinical Healthcare WorkersEnvironmental SanitationManagement and OperationsCHESP study sessions
9EducationASHES has many titles available as a management or departmental resource.CHESP Review GuidePractice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental CleaningTop to Bottom – Training DVDs for Frontline StaffRecommended Practices: Disaster Readiness and RecoveryRecommended Practice: Integrated Pest Management…and more.
10CertificationThe AHA Certification Center (AHA-CC) designs and administers Certification Programs to recognize mastery of well-defined bodies of knowledge within healthcare management disciplines. The AHA-CC is a sister organization of ASHES under the umbrella of the American Hospital Association.VISION:AHA certified healthcare professionals contributing to positive patient outcomes and a healthier community.MISSION:To create, facilitate and administer the healthcare industry’s premier certification programs.
11CertificationHold the only credential backed by the credibility of ASHES and the AHA!Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP)CHESPs enjoy the pride of recognition of being among the elite in a critical field of healthcare. The CHESP is a premier credential based on a sound assessment that provides distinction in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
12Networking Affiliated Societies Local professionals with invaluable networking, education, and commitment to the fieldCareerLinkSearchable career opportunities with ability to post résumés, alerts, and moreMembership directoryThe national think tank for knowledge exchange & expertiseListservThis members only resource connects individuals instantly via with peersBulletin BoardThis is a great area for collaboration and interaction with peers in order to achieve solutions to common issuesBusiness DirectoryWith over 5,300 visitors per month, this tool connects individual members with industry vendors, new technology, and solution sets for facilities across the US
13Networking Our online community is made available via iCohere! Electronic CommunityListservThis members only resource connects individuals instantly viaBulletin BoardThis is a great area for collaboration and interaction with peers in order to achieve solutions to common issuesResource LibraryA member driven repository of materials where members can upload articles, reports, toolkits, policies, templates, etc.Membership profilesprovide a secure and safe space where members can share their personal, professional and educational experiences for ongoing relationship building and professional networking.Our online community is made available via iCohere!Click here to take a tour.
14Representation ASHES is the VOICE representing professionals though: Advocacy – influencing legislation in collaboration with the AHARegulatory Activity – providing input on regulations affecting the member’s areas of responsibility and with direct access to:Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)And moreTechnical Expertise – providing input on practices, standards and accreditations to organizations like:Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC)The Joint Commission
15ASHES Has More to Offer… PublicationsDiscounts on Products and ServicesEducational WebcastsAwards of Professional RecognitionElectronic NewslettersIn-depth ArticlesWeb Access to a Repository of KnowledgeAccess to AHA Members Only informationWeb-based Community with Blogs, Videos, and Discussion Boards
16Why should you join? Because you are seeking: ASHES is for you! Educational opportunities specific to your area of responsibilitiesA vibrant community of peers in the ES professionInformation that can improve efficiencies, effectiveness in the departmentTo mentor or share your knowledge with othersTo further your careers through education and certificationA national organization that can represent your interests, listens to member’s input, provides helpful assistance, and aims to service those at the frontline of patient safety, satisfaction, infection control, and operational excellence.ASHES is for you!
17Get Involved Today! Become a member today! Click here. To do list:Become a member today! Click here.Attend and participate in the Annual ConferenceUtilize the electronic resources and connect with peersWebsite –bulletin boardelectronic communitylistservGet active with an Affiliated Society or CommitteePut into Practice the Information Gathered!
18Welcome to your community! American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services155 N Wacker Dr., Suite 400Chicago, IL 60606PFE.W.