Environmental Services

Rethinking EVS Leadership in the COVID-19 Era

Managers can glean important leadership principles from orchestra conductors


Cleaning Robots: The Impact on Environmental Services

Robots would not take environmental services jobs but might help workers disinfect hospital more quickly


Flooring Focus: Keeping COVID-19 At Bay

Managers and general public have questions about long-term effects of treating soft and hard floor surfaces


Association Renews Focus on Healthcare

IEHA changed its name and rebranded to bring EVS employees to the forefront


Environmental Services Evolves in COVID-19 Era

Role of EVS technicians has been highlighted and recognized more than ever before


Improving Bed Turnover

EVS team plays a major role in managing hospital throughput


Environmental Services Workers Feeling Underappreciated

Workers say they are not trained enough and see themselves as having a low social status


COVID-19 Reemphasizes Role of Housekeeping

Hospitals seeking to control the coronavirus and other infections need to remain vigilant in their sanitizing efforts


Virginia Nursing Home Named America’s Best

The facility was honored for its performance data, peer recommendations and its handling of COVID-19


Pandemic Brings Spotlight to Environmental Services

In-house staff needs to be familiar with the most common and highly transmissible and infectious germs found in public spaces


Laundry Workers Confront Risks in Healthcare Facilities

Essential workers keep hospitals and nursing homes running by washing soiled linens, uniforms and gowns


COVID-19 Spotlight Falls on Environmental Services

Vaccine priorities for those who do the humblest work in hospitals filled with COVID-19 patients


Chart Shows Healthcare Workers Most Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID

Housekeeping and maintenance workers were below those with nursing-related jobs, but above physicians


Some Michigan Hospitals Boosting Minimum Wage

Two Michigan hospital systems raise minimum wage to $15 to fill job openings


The 'Kevin Bacon' Factor May Help COVID Spread In Nursing Homes

A lot of nursing home workers are working at more than one facility


Robotic Cleaning Can Boost Efficiency

Robotic floor care can free up valuable time to focus on high-touch cleaning and disinfecting


Best Practices For Maintaining Flooring During COVID-19

Flooring can often make or break the efficacy of even the most rigorous sanitation efforts


Green Cleaning Challenges for Healthcare Facilities Due To COVID-19

The healthcare industry continues to advance its efforts on green cleaning and its mission to 'do no harm' while also effectively addressing COVID-19


Reducing HAIs With Touchpoint Disinfecting

Cleaners target HAI hotspots


Study Finds Educating Cleaning Staff Lowers C. diff Infections

Study suggests focusing on knowledge gaps, challenges and barriers


Survey: Dirty Carpet Impacts Perception of Care in Long-term Care Facilities

Older Americans (65+) are more likely than their younger counterparts to be influenced by dirty carpet


2020 Environmental Services Departments of the Year Named

AHE awards honor top hospital EVS departments


Full-Time Facilities Employees Key During Pandemic

There is no one-size-fits-all formula to determine the proper number of FTEs


These High-Touch Surfaces Are Often Missed By Healthcare Facilities Cleaners

Healthcare workers are more likely to spread infection after touching these non-disinfected surfaces


Inspection After First Covid Case Finds Va. Hospital Staffers Failed To Clean Hands And Equipment

A state inspector cited the issues at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth during an unannounced visit this spring


Five housekeepers at N.Y. hospital volunteered to clean COVID patients’ rooms

Volunteer cleaners say they were motivated by the patients


New certification issued for janitors helping to fighting COVID-19

The course covers infection control, proper cleaning procedures, documentation and communication and worksite safety precautions. It also defines cleaning and disinfecting


Environmental services workers find spotlight during Covid

The frontline healthcare workers rely on the environmental services


Nash UNC Health Care working to raises the bar for EVS department

The way the facility is cleaned has changed in order to address the coronavirus pandemic


Housekeeper helps save COVID patient's life

Only healthcare workers and cleaning staff could have in-person interaction with the patient



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