The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announces a strategic sponsorship level called ASHES Corporate Champion. The new level was created to facilitate collaboration with the health care field on ASHES strategic activities, to promote the field of environmental services and to gain year-round visibility and member access for sponsors.

Jani-King International, Rubbermaid Commercial Products and Waste Management are the first companies to move up from Diamond and Platinum sponsorship levels and commit to the Corporate Champion level. Conference related sponsor slots at the Diamond and Platinum levels are now available with the announcement of the new Corporate Champions.

The Corporate Champion sponsorship will also provide expanded opportunities for ASHES and the environmental services field to partner beyond the ASHES annual conference. ASHES leadership has committed to an aggressive advocacy, education and strategic agenda for 2007. This agenda includes environmental services involvement in infection prevention, quality and patient safety goals as well as educational opportunities for front line cleaning professionals and a health care certificate program for suppliers. Additionally, ASHES is pursuing a partnership campaign with health care organizations with common goals around patient safety, quality and satisfaction.