Looking Back on the Year in Environmental Services
As 2022 draws to a close, we wanted to once again celebrate the amazing work of all of the EVS Teams that make up our community.
Earlier this year, we reached out to EVS Departments who use Smart Facility Software to ask them to nominate employees on their team who regularly go above and beyond: the people who keep showing up every day to create safe, clean, caring environments for their patients, and a positive environment for their fellow workers.
Take a look at some of their stories below:
“When I go into work, I’m prepared to handle whatever comes my way.”
-Shay Craft, Housekeeper Attendant, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
“We’ve had our ups and downs here in the hospital, but there was a lot of teamwork. People really helped each other out. A lot of people played a big role in protecting each other.”
-Marcelino Contreras, EVS Lead/Acting Supervisor, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
“I go home at the end of the day feeling very good about myself and my job here, because I know I’ve contributed. It’s a good feeling, knowing that when something happens, everybody pulls together to take care of business.”
-Antonio Castillo, Housekeeping Head Aide, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center
“I don’t have to be a nurse and I don’t have to be a doctor. I am still a hero, and I am still saving lives. That’s enough for me.”
-Teresha Bivins, Housekeeping Head Aide, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center
“I think I was brought here for a reason. [Back before I worked here], I came here to the hospital with my mom when she was a patient. And I told my aunt, I’m going to get a job here. I must have been on the right path, because ever since I’ve been meeting so many people and talking and helping out. And I love doing it. My team is my family away from family.”
-Tanya Thornton, EVS Tech, CHI St. Joseph