Massena hospital marking what they call 'National Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week'
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:37 pm

Front, Lacy Mossow, Brittany Gilbert, William Francis and Supervisor Kelly LaBrake. Back, Gregory Emburey, Randy Wilson, Jonathan Catton, Cody Woodworth, Shawn Kellogg and Mike Borey.

MASSENA -- Massena Memorial Hospital will honor the 27 members of their Environmental Services and Maintenance team during what they call “National Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week,” Sept. 10 through 16.

“The nearly 20 members of the environmental services team clean the hospital from top to bottom. They are responsible for vacuuming, keeping all offices and patient rooms, from the [operating room] to the [emergency room] to our patient medical floor, clean using industry standard cleaning supplies,” a news release from MMH says.

The maintenance department resolves all labor-intensive repair issues. They ensure heating and on-call buttons work properly in patient rooms and monitor electrical and plumbing needs, the release says.

“Everyday my staff puts the needs of our patients and their well-being at the forefront of all they do,” Environmental Services Director Kelly LaBrake said in a prepared statement. “They realize our patients are our friends and neighbors in the community and we want them to feel as comfortable when they are at the hospital.”