CINCINNATI — September 13, 2023 – In honor of Environmental Services (EVS) week, which is being recognized September 10-16, Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2023 C.A.P.E. Awards. These awards were established to recognize professionals “Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience.” C.A.P.E. Awards celebrate EVS staff in acute and long-term care facilities who are at the frontline of patient care providing clean and safe facilities for healthcare workers, patients, residents and visitors across the country.
Ten Environmental Services (EVS) technicians at the frontline of patient care and sanitation were nominated and selected based on the quality of their service and dedication.
Cintas’ 2023 C.A.P.E. Award winners are:
Fata Mahmutovic – University of Utah Health Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Benita Crawford – The University of Kansas Health System
Linda Harmon – Mercy Health Clermont Hospital
Kathleen Murphy – Staten Island University Hospital
Samiya Seid – Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Pamela Ring – Union Health
Debra Powell – University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
Jorge Hernandez – HCA Methodist Hospital
Jeanette Louidor – Orlando Regional Medical Center
Rosario Seludo – Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
“We received hundreds of submissions from across the country about inspiring EVS technicians who are dedicated to providing clean, safe places for patients, their families and other staff members,” said Chad Poeppelmeier, Cintas Vice President of Healthcare. “We’re pleased to honor these unsung heroes who spend countless hours cleaning hospitals on repeat to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other diseases and infections.”
From June 12 through August 15, the public nominated heroic EVS technicians who might not wear a cape, but who play critical roles in cleaning and sanitizing healthcare facilities to eliminate viruses, germs and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Then, a panel of Cintas representatives evaluated the nominations based on their compelling nature and the quality of service and dedication of the nominee.
The panel selected 10 winners who will each receive a $2,500 cash prize and a $2,500 donation to their healthcare institution on their behalf. Winners and their facilities will also receive a Rubbermaid charging bucket with products inside. Cintas, in partnership with The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), will provide one scholarship to the designated trainer of their institution (typically an EVS director, manager or supervisor) to attend one of AHE’s signature series Train the Trainer programs, like T-CHEST, T-CSCT, T-CNACC. Additionally, the winning technician will receive a scholarship to be trained and certified in the AHE program (CHEST, CSCT, CNACC) at their facility.
To learn more about the Cintas C.A.P.E. Awards, visit cintascapeawards.com.
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.