NATIONAL HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES WEEK
During the second week in September, National Healthcare Environmental Services Week honors the men and women who ensure safe, comfortable and clean facilities all year long. These dedicated employees provide outstanding services. Their knowledge and skill not only keep medical facilities running smoothly, but they help support positive patient outcomes.
When environmental services run smoothly, our medical concerns can be the focus of medical professionals. That’s why environmental service specialists are vital to the operation of any facility. They are the frontline defense against serious infections throughout a facility. An environmental service specialist’s discipline and dedication keep the patients and medical personnel safe and healthy.
Depending on the facility and the responsibilities, a specialist may earn approximately $24,000 per year. The position can be physically demanding and requires attention to detail, as well.
The day reminds us of the importance of healthcare environmental professionals. Throughout the week, events take place at medical facilities thanking the hard-working employees who help these facilities make the grade and keep us all healthy. Everyone does their part.
HOW TO OBSERVE #HealthcareEnvironmentalServicesWeek
Organize a luncheon or breakfast for the specialists in your facility. Spend a day in their shoes. Learn about their protocols and what it takes to make the grade. Thank them for the outstanding work they do every day. Offer a token of your appreciation to show how you recognize the work they do. Learn more about the position. Use #HealthcareEnvironmentalServicesWeek to share on social media.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES WEEK
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