The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, together with Tork, have announced the recipients of the 2021 Environmental Services (EVS) Department of the Year Award.
The Environmental Services Department of the Year Award provides national recognition for the significant contributions made by an environmental services department to the overall patient experience and achieving a healthcare organization's mission. It highlights the outstanding achievements of a cutting-edge environmental services team in maintaining high levels of performance in cleaning, disinfecting, infection prevention, environmental sustainability and stewardship, technology use, patient satisfaction, education and training in critical areas.
This year’s recipients of the EVS Department of the Year Award are:
- 250-499 Beds: Geisinger Community Medical Center – Scranton, PA
- 500+ beds: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital/Cottage Health – Santa Barbara, CA
This year’s honorable mentions are:
- 250-499 beds: CaroMont Regional Medical Center – Gastonia, NC
- 500+ beds: Sutter Medical Center Sacramento – Sacramento, CA
All award recipients will be recognized in the September issue of Health Facilities Management magazine and at the AHE Health Care Leadership and Preparedness Symposium October 31-November 3 in Orlando, FL.
AHE would like to thank Tork, an Essity brand, for sponsoring the 2021 Environmental Services Department of the Year Award.