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Sluice Room Checklist for EVS Providers

Sluice Room Checklist for EVS Providers

"What is a dirty utility room?" Many people believe the answer is that it is where soiled linens go. But as environmental services (EVS) providers in hospitals and workers in other types of medical cleaning services know, this is not correct. A dirty utility room,...

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EVS Providers Are Moving Out(side)

EVS Providers Are Moving Out(side)

Hospital environmental services (EVS) providers were once providers of hospital cleaning services. Today, however, as more patients seek help from urgent care or other outpatient medical facilities, an increasing number of EVS technicians may never set foot in a...

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Jesus Villegas: Positively Inspiring

Jesus Villegas: Positively Inspiring

Jesus Villegas started with Servicon in January 2019 in the healthcare sector as an Environmental Services (EVS) technician. A fast learner, he was soon promoted to serve as a lead for a complex commercial building overseeing 14 employees. His start in his new role...

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Sustainability & EVS in Healthcare

Sustainability & EVS in Healthcare

EVS & FM Working Together to Reduce Energy Consumption Note: This is the second in a series of how EVS providers and facility managers can help their hospitals become more sustainable. Sustainability in hospitals is essential from an environmental viewpoint, but...

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Sustainability in Healthcare: Water Waste

Sustainability in Healthcare: Water Waste

How Hospital EVS Providers Can Scale Back Their Water Usage This is the first in a series of how EVS providers and facility managers can help their hospitals become more sustainable. The studies on hospital water usage are abundant—and alarming. Yet there are ways...

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EVS Providers Struggle to Reverse HAI Tide

EVS Providers Struggle to Reverse HAI Tide

EVS Healthcare Relying on COVID-19 Tactics As the COVID-19 pandemic moves slightly out of center stage, hospitals and environmental services (EVS) providers are facing another mounting challenge: a surge in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). HAIs: A Cause for...

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Juan Garcia: I Love Cleaning

Juan Garcia: I Love Cleaning

From a young age, Juan Garcia knew he liked hospitals. "As a kid, I was sick and in hospitals a lot," he says. "They never had the effect on me they do on other people. I didn’t feel sad or sick. I liked the idea of making people feel good and knew I could be of help...

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Maria Santana: I Love My Job

Maria Santana: I Love My Job

Not everyone who has a 2-1/2 to 3-hour one-way commute that starts at 3 a.m. and includes two buses and a train ride is happy to go to work every day. But not everyone is Maria Santana, an environmental services (EVS) technician who works at a leading Los Angeles...

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EVS Providers: Beyond Patient Protection

EVS Providers: Beyond Patient Protection

Most people consider hospitals a place of healing. Yet hospitals are one of the most hazardous places to work, and healthcare environmental services (EVS) providers face many unique dangers daily. The Risks for EVS Healthcare Workers In 2019, U.S. hospitals recorded...

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Science-Based Cleaning Protocols for Hospital EVS

Science-Based Cleaning Protocols for Hospital EVS

Servicon recently completed a two-month study on the best cleaning methodology for hospital environmental services (EVS). The study compared three different cleaning protocols used by Servicon’s hospital EVS workers to determine which might be most effective. The...

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Elizabeth Fernandez: She Could, So She Did

Elizabeth Fernandez: She Could, So She Did

Elizabeth Fernandez wears a necklace that reads, "She believed she could, so she did." It's her personal mantra—but it wasn't always. "Before I began working at Servicon, I was in a bad situation," Elizabeth confesses. "I was unemployed, pregnant, and in an unhealthy...

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