Cintas launches first-annual Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience (C.A.P.E.) awards program
CINCINNATI – June 22, 2020 – Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is now accepting nominations for its first-annual C.A.P.E. Award (Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience), which recognizes Environmental Service (EVS) in acute care facilities as superheroes. Nominations are being accepted at www.cintascapeawards.com through August 21, 2020.
Created to celebrate EVS technicians who don masks and gloves, instead of capes, to work on the frontline of patient care, the program awards $2,500 to eight winners and a $2,500 donation on their behalf to their healthcare institution or charity of their choice. They will also receive a Rubbermaid charging bucket with Rubbermaid products inside.
“EVS technicians are essential in providing a clean and safe environment for all staff, patients and visitors at healthcare facilities, and although they work diligently to maintain healthcare facilities, these unsung heroes are often overlooked,” said Chad Poeppelmeier, Vice President of Healthcare, Cintas. “We are proud to recognize the healthcare heroes who display kindness and courage in everything they do, and spend countless hours maintaining facilities to prevent infection. This contest highlights the crucial work EVS technicians in acute care facilities do each day.”
The Cintas C.A.P.E. Award is open to all acute care EVS technicians who have worked at their facility for at least one year. Nominations must be 500 words or less on why the nominee is deserving of the award and submitted by August 21, 2020. Cintas and Rubbermaid will select eight EVS technicians to be crowned the 2020 Cintas C.A.P.E. Award winners on September 13 during EVS Week.
“We are proud to partner with Cintas to honor the hard and meaningful work that EVS technicians do on a daily basis, especially during these unprecedented times” said Marta Aebischer, VP Marketing, Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “We are committed to developing new solutions and tools, they can use to assure the wellbeing and safety of patients, visitors and staff members.”
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 a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, 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.