EVS: Improving value through evidence-based training

Aug. 29, 2019
The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician training keeps gaining steam

The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) training and certification program continue to drive value by reducing variation in practice and establishing a consistent high standard of care and performance, reports the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE). Over the years, AHE has received anecdotal testimonial about the effectiveness of CHEST, and a recent data survey has finally helped quantify the program's value.

Also, last year Healthcare Purchasing News reported that AHE received two coveted Brandon Hall Gold Awards for Excellence in Learning; recognizing innovative design and measurable business results for the delivery of the CHEST program in the following categories: Best Certification Program and Best Results of a Learning Program.

“It is always special to collaborate with our clients to earn recognition through an industry award,” said Sharon Boller, CEO of BLP. “However, two Gold awards in one year is a unique distinction. I am extremely grateful to AHE for cooperating with us to produce high-quality, forward-thinking work, and to our outstanding BLP team for designing innovative solutions that met or exceeded their business goals.”

Now, AHE is hosting a webinar panel that will demonstrate how CHEST has helped improve value and outcomes for professionals responsible for the patient and resident care environment. 

Highlights of this session will include a discussion pinpointing how the training is improving value in facilities across the county, and the review of preliminary data findings indicating that positive outcomes are associated with the training.

Date:   September 3, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern LIVE

The Moderator will be Mike Bailey, CHESP, MT-CHEST, MT-CSCT, Bailey Consulting Services, LLC

Panelists include:

· Dan Beaver, MBA, CHFM, CHESP, Aramark District Manager

· Kent L Miller, MHA, FAHE, VPEI, T-CHEST Director, Environmental Services, Sustainability Officer, Mercy Health

· Jessica Rivera, EVS Director, Community Clinics Administration, University of Utah Health

Register here.