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

We are proud and honored to be able to support the tremendous and tireless work of EVS Teams across the country. Thank you for everything you do, and Happy New Year!