EVS acknowledged for lifesaving work during COVID-19 pandemic

Envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices depart­ments are receiv­ing due praise from hos­pi­tals and local news across the coun­try. The coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic has shown a spot­light on their dili­gent, behind-the-scenes work to keep patients and clin­i­cal staff safe from dan­ger­ous pathogens, includ­ing COVID-19.

We’ve gath­ered some of these local news sto­ries to share lead­ing up to Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Week (Sep­tem­ber 13–19, 2020). Our CEO Shawn Wright will be shar­ing more sto­ries on LinkedIn. Fol­low and tell us about your EVS team, and your depart­ment might win an Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Week piz­za par­ty, on us, where you can watch all the EVS news sto­ries we’ve gath­ered.

Northern Light Inland Hospital sign

Cred­it: News Cen­ter Maine

(VIDEO!) “They’re heroes.” House­keep­ers have one of the most impor­tant jobs in Maine’s hos­pi­tals dur­ing coro­n­avirus, COVID-19
News Cen­ter Maine


EVS worker putting on mask

Cred­it: Fox 17 West Michi­gan

(VIDEO!) Secret heroes keep­ing hos­pi­tals clean
Fox 17 West Michi­gan


EVS worker wearing PPE sanitizing room for COVID-19

Cred­it: WALB News 10

(VIDEO!) Safe and Sound: Rec­og­niz­ing unsung heroes at Phoebe Put­ney Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal
WALB News 10


EVS worker meeting Smokey Robinson on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Cred­it: ABC 27 News

(VIDEO!) Jim­my Kim­mel Live hon­ors Lan­cast­er Coun­ty health­care hero
ABC 27 News


Cred­it: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

(VIDEO!) Front-line work­er san­i­tizes Cook Children’s with a touch of kind­ness amid COVID-19
Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Candler Hospital EVS worker in PPE cleaning room

Cred­it: WTOC 11

(VIDEO!) Every­day Hero: Can­dler Hospital’s Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Depart­ment


Three EVS workers wearing PPE in hallway

Cred­it: Bay News 9

(VIDEO!) Over­looked Heroes? Hos­pi­tal Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vice Aides Are on the Front Lines, Too
Bay News 9


Three EVS workers wearing PPE and standing outside

Cred­it: NBC Boston 10

(VIDEO!) Hos­pi­tal House­keep­ers Are Essen­tial Work­ers, Too. Here’s What Their New Nor­mal Is Like.
NBC Boston 10


EVS manager putting on PPE in hallway

Cred­it: BRProud

(VIDEO!) Unsung Heroes: Baton Rouge Gen­er­al Covid-19 clean­ers keep­ing patients, doc­tors safe dur­ing pan­dem­ic