Hutcheson Medical Center is participating in National Healthcare Environmental Services Week by recognizing the efforts of the environmental services professionals responsible for keeping the hospital clean. The week-long event will include employee celebrations such as appreciation breakfasts and lunches.
“Celebrating National Healthcare Environmental Services Week at Hutcheson is important because it allows us to recognize our employees who maintain the cleanliness of the hospital and work hard at infection prevention efforts,” said Kay Honea, Director of Environmental Services at Hutcheson.
“Most of our environmental services employees have been with the hospital a long time and take tremendous pride in how they serve the patients at the hospital. One of the things we specialize in here at Hutcheson is compassion,” said Ms. Honea, who has been employed by the hospital for twenty years.
According to Kathy Wilson, an eight year environmental services employee, taking care of patients by ensuring they have a clean place in which to get better is what she loves to do. “I was given some good advice when I first started, and that is to clean every patient’s room as if one of my family members were going to be there. And I do.”
“Our Environmental Services team is the best and their pride shows in the work they do at Hutcheson. In that regard, we all share that bond here,” stated Scott Radeker, Vice President of Operations at Hutcheson.