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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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ServiconCares Partners With L.A. Works

ServiconCares Partners With L.A. Works

LA’s Leading Commercial Cleaning Services Company Co-Hosts Community Service Day CULVER CITY, CA – Aug, 2022 – ServiconCares, the philanthropic division of Servicon, the award-winning commercial cleaning services company and healthcare environmental services (EVS) and...

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Liz Sanders – A Matter of Pride

Liz Sanders – A Matter of Pride

Liz Sanders worked as an assistant director of a childcare network and pre-K teacher for more than 20 years. Yet it wasn’t until four years ago, when she started working as a custodial technician for Servicon, that she felt she had found her true calling. "Everyone in...

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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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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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