New scholarship provides opportunity to attend ASHE conference




Contact: Eliana Munro


July 21, 2015

CHICAGO – A new scholarship provides continuing education funding for facility professionals and others involved in optimizing the health care physical environment.

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association recognized the first group of recipients of the Ilse B. Almanza Scholarship at its 52nd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 12-15 in Boston. The scholarship paid the way for 12 ASHE members to attend the conference and benefit from education and networking opportunities.

ASHE created the scholarship in memory of Ilse Almanza, ASHE’s longtime education planner who for years helped develop, plan, and deliver education to ASHE members.

“Ilse had a passion for lifelong learning that inspired all of us who knew her,” said ASHE Senior Executive Director Dale Woodin, CHFM, FASHE. “We created the scholarship to honor her memory and to provide continuing education for others.”

ASHE is now accepting donations to help fund the Ilse B. Almanza Scholarship and provide continuing education opportunities in the future. Organizations looking for a way to demonstrate their commitment to the field of health care facility management can contact ASHE at


About ASHE
ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,500 members rely on ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical health care environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit