EVS acknowledged for lifesaving work during COVID-19 pandemic

Updat­ed Sep­tem­ber 13, 2021

Envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices depart­ments have been receiv­ing due praise from hos­pi­tals and local news across the coun­try since the advent of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. COVID-19 has thrown a spot­light on their dili­gent, behind-the-scenes work to keep patients and clin­i­cal staff safe from dan­ger­ous pathogens.

We’ve gath­ered some of these local news sto­ries dat­ing back to the first year of the pan­dem­ic to share dur­ing Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Week (Sep­tem­ber 12–18, 2021).

Roswell Park EVS worker receiving free lunch

Cred­it: WIVB 4

(VIDEO!) Roswell Park salutes their Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices team with free lunch


EVS worker receiving a check for a new roof

Cred­it: WSBT 22

(VIDEO!) Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal employ­ee sur­prised with new roof


EVS worker cleaning hospital bed at Harris Health

Cred­it: Click2Houston

(VIDEO!) The med­ical heroes work­ing behind the scenes


EVS worker cleaning rooms at OHSU

Cred­it: KPTV Fox 12

(VIDEO!) Meet the crit­i­cal clean­ing crew respon­si­ble for keep­ing OHSU san­i­tized
KPTV Fox 12


EVS worker using electrostatic cleaning system

Cred­it: KRNV News 4

(VIDEO!) COVID Con­ver­sa­tions: Keep­ing the hos­pi­tal clean
KRNV News 4


Northern Light Inland Hospital sign

Cred­it: News Cen­ter Maine

(VIDEO!) “They’re heroes.” House­keep­ers have one of the most impor­tant jobs in Maine’s hos­pi­tals dur­ing coro­n­avirus, COVID-19
News Cen­ter Maine


EVS worker putting on mask

Cred­it: Fox 17 West Michi­gan

(VIDEO!) Secret heroes keep­ing hos­pi­tals clean
Fox 17 West Michi­gan


EVS worker wearing PPE sanitizing room for COVID-19

Cred­it: WALB News 10

(VIDEO!) Safe and Sound: Rec­og­niz­ing unsung heroes at Phoebe Put­ney Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal
WALB News 10


EVS worker meeting Smokey Robinson on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Cred­it: ABC 27 News

(VIDEO!) Jim­my Kim­mel Live hon­ors Lan­cast­er Coun­ty health­care hero
ABC 27 News


Cred­it: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

(VIDEO!) Front-line work­er san­i­tizes Cook Children’s with a touch of kind­ness amid COVID-19
Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Candler Hospital EVS worker in PPE cleaning room

Cred­it: WTOC 11

(VIDEO!) Every­day Hero: Can­dler Hospital’s Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Depart­ment


Three EVS workers wearing PPE in hallway

Cred­it: Bay News 9

(VIDEO!) Over­looked Heroes? Hos­pi­tal Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vice Aides Are on the Front Lines, Too
Bay News 9


Three EVS workers wearing PPE and standing outside

Cred­it: NBC Boston 10

(VIDEO!) Hos­pi­tal House­keep­ers Are Essen­tial Work­ers, Too. Here’s What Their New Nor­mal Is Like.
NBC Boston 10


EVS manager putting on PPE in hallway

Cred­it: BRProud

(VIDEO!) Unsung Heroes: Baton Rouge Gen­er­al Covid-19 clean­ers keep­ing patients, doc­tors safe dur­ing pan­dem­ic