Environmental Services (EVS) staff are essential in providing a clean and safe environment for all staff, patients and visitors at healthcare facilities. They play a crucial role in cleaning and sanitizing public and private areas, including patient rooms, to eliminate viruses, germs and hospital-acquired infections, yet these unsung heroes are often overlooked.
Every day, EVS personnel across the country work on the frontlines to create a healthy and safe environment for patients, residents, staff, volunteers and visitors, and Cintas is recognizing these healthcare heroes with the Cintas C.A.P.E. Award (Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience). Cintas is on a mission to identify acute and long-term care EVS techs who display kindness and courage, and spend countless hours maintaining facilities to prevent infection.
Healthcare professionals, family members and others are invited to nominate acute and long-term care EVS technicians with inspiring stories for the chance to win a cash prize and a donation to their healthcare institution. Nominees must be 18 years or older and have been employed for a minimum of one year with the same acute or long-term care healthcare facility (e.g., hospital, home health care).