AHE is excited to announce the nominees of its Innovation Award which celebrates innovation in environmental services, infection prevention and safety, and recognizes the new solutions that are responding to - and helping to advance - the strategic goals of providers and operators in the field.
The companies submitted leading-edge innovations and the finalists listed below were selected based on product, process and innovation. All applicants will be showcased and the winner will be announced at the annual AHE EXCHANGE at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Innovation Award Nominees include:

Fresh Wave IAQ (OMI Industries)
Fresh Wave IAQ M130 Vapor Phase Unit
The Fresh Wave IAQ M130 Vapor Phase Unit allows Environmental Services professionals to safely and effectively combat odors from using day-to-day cleaning and maintenance solutions such as cleaning agents, paint and floor care products.

Square Scrub
Doodle Scrub EBG-9
The Doodle Scrub EBG-9 deep scrubs in those tight spaces the big machines can't. Doodle Scrub deep cleans in showers, under urinals, behind toilets, and even works great on stairs.

UMF Corporation
PCPLUS is a unique all-inclusive program combining the highest quality commercial laundry equipment with color-coded perfect clean products, wash chemicals, training, warranty, parts & service, all for a low monthly fee. Additionally, PCPLUS qualifies for CMS reimbursement.

Clorox Professional Products Company
Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV System
The Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV System is an all-in-one solution providing powerful surface treatment enhanced by ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) technology to inactivate dangerous and persistent pathogens, including C. difficile, CRE and MRSA, for optimum prevention.

Clorox Professional Products Company
Clorox Healthcare Fuzion Cleaner Disinfectant
Clorox Healthcare Fuzion Cleaner Disinfectant is a new spray disinfectant that improves cleaning performance by combining the proven power of bleach with the aesthetics required for broad use throughout the facility. It has the ability to kill C. difficile spores in 2 minutes (the fastest kill time available*) as well as 35 other pathogens including bacteria, viruses and fungi in 1 minute.

Compaction Technologies
ecotrash PTC & ZeroWaste Bins System
Compaction Technologies sets a new standard for paper towel management with it's latest compactor system the ecotrash PTC and ZeroWaste bins. The PTC compacts trash (10:1) into easily stored ZeroWaste bins for recycling or composting.

Daylight Medical, Inc.
MoonBeam3 Disinfection Technology
MoonBeam3 applies a properly directed, straight-on application of UVC perpendicular to any surface, horizontal or vertical, resulting in robust reduction of spores, viruses and bacteriamore efficiently and at a lower cost than existing technologies. 

Sealed Air Diversey Care
StandOut Durable Floor Finish
Diversey now offers a long-lasting, low-maintenance floor finish specifically targeted to meet the unique floor care needs of healthcare environments. StandOut Durable Floor Finish is  twice as durable as conventional finishes, providing greater resistance to the spots, deterioration and scuffs caused by gel, foam and liquid hand sanitizers and foot traffic. Plus, it offers chemical and labor savings over the lifetime of the floor, resulting in a stronger bottom line.

Sealed Air Diversey Care
CleanPatch Mattress Repair System
CleanPatch is an FDA Class 1 medical device surface repair system for hospital beds and stretchers that restores damaged mattresses to an intact and hygienic state. CleanPatch repairs over 90 percent of common cuts and tears, helping healthcare facilities save money.  A repair with CleanPatch is approximately 1/20th the cost of a new standard mattress and an effective solution to address widespread damage in healthcare, and prevent the spread of infections.

Windsor Sensor S2 HEPA/ Karcher CVU HEPA
The Sensor S2 vacuum is the market leader in cleaning performance and reliability. HEPA final stage filtration comes standard  for optimum indoor air quality. These  quiet vacuums are built for the performance needs of  healthcare .

Key Source International
San-a-Key Healthcare Technology System
San-a-Key is a patented system that transforms keyboards - a leading carrier of Hospital Associated Infections - into clean, customizable, real-time tools that fight cross contamination, improve workflow, save money and contribute big data.

Surfacide LLC
Surfacide Triple-Emitter UV-C Disinfection System
Surfacide has solved the issues facing all single emitter UV disinfection systems by reducing Labor Requirements, Eliminating Shadows, and Minimizing the Distances to Surfaces. Surfacide empowers ES to provide a safer healthcare environment for patients.