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Kimberly-Clark announces Heart of Healthcare winners

September 17, 2013

ROSWELL, GA — The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and Kimberly-Clark have announced the recipients of the second annual Heart of Healthcare Awards, honoring outstanding frontline environmental services technicians who make a difference for patients and residents across all care settings, according to a press release.

The award is a component of the Heart of Healthcare campaign developed by AHE and Kimberly-Clark Professional, which recognizes and elevates the critical role that frontline environmental services technicians play in the healthcare environment, the release stated.

"AHE congratulates all of the Heart of Healthcare honorees for their dedication to patients and hospitals. We were thrilled to receive triple the number of nominations for this year's Heart of Healthcare Awards," said Patti Costello, executive director of AHE.

"Engagement in this campaign is a reflection of a growing awareness of and appreciation for the integral role environmental services departments play in supporting a culture of quality outcomes and patient safety satisfaction," Costello added.

According to the release, the first place award went to Jean Azor, floorcare technician at St. Joseph's Hospitals, Tampa, Florida.

In this role, Azor provides floorcare services and ensures that patient rooms and high-touch objects are completely disinfected, helping to improve care for all patients at the hospital, the release noted.

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