This week is National Environmental Services Week.
With emerging infectious diseases, contagious viral strains, and antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ which are a major threat for healthcare institutions large and small, knowledge of proper infection control measures within the healthcare setting is very important.
In a healthcare environment, harmful or pathogenic microorganisms must be reduced or killed in order to protect and ensure the well-being of patients, staff and visitors. Disinfection, sanitizing and decontaminating surfaces, whether they are found in the isolation room, operating room, patient room or elsewhere within the facility, can be enormously challenging. Environmental Services staff plays an essential role in providing a clean and safe environment for all through infection prevention and control practices.
Join us in celebrating and acknowledging our Environmental Services staff at MMHD for their contributions to providing quality healthcare to the patients we serve.