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Is Your Hospital EVS Provider a Cut Above?

Is Your Hospital EVS Provider a Cut Above?

Few hospital executive decisions are more critical than choosing the right hospital environmental services (EVS) provider. The health and safety of your staff, patients, and visitors depend on it. To reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), EVS providers must...

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Tamila Bergal: the Gatekeeper

Tamila Bergal: the Gatekeeper

Tamila Bergal came to the United States from Ukraine with an engineering degree. When she was looking for work, someone mentioned she should consider accounting since she possessed math and other related skills. Thinking it was a good idea, she went to school and...

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Safety Toolkit – Heat Illness Prevention

Safety Toolkit – Heat Illness Prevention

En español At times, workers may be required to work in hot environments for long periods. When the human body is unable to maintain a normal temperature, heat illness can occur. Heat illness can be very serious and may result in death. It is also important to...

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Monkeypox Safety Information

Monkeypox Safety Information

MONKEYPOX SAFETY INFORMATION (Sourced from CDC, DHS, EPA, CA Department of Health, LA County Department of Health, WHO) Monkeypox Virus (MPXV) is a zoonotic virus (a virus that originates in animals) that belongs to the same group of viruses as the Variola major...

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Skills Facility Maintenance Managers Need

Skills Facility Maintenance Managers Need

Facility maintenance has changed a lot in recent years. It still calls for ensuring the safety, security, and compliance of facilities. However, as buildings and society become increasingly complex and cleanliness remains in the post-COVID-19 pandemic spotlight,...

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Monkeypox – Infection Prevention

Monkeypox – Infection Prevention

What Employees and Providers Need to Know About Monkeypox With over 20,000 cases worldwide, Monkeypox has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, and last week the Biden Administration declared the outbreak a national health...

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Gabriel Uribe: Up for the Challenge

Gabriel Uribe: Up for the Challenge

Gabriel Uribe is no stranger to responsibility. When he was 19, his father died unexpectedly, leaving him to help support his mother, a brother, and a sister. "I had to mature quickly when my father passed," he recalls. "I had to buckle down and try to figure out what...

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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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