Two Jamestown Regional Medical Center employees in linen & environmental services are among the first in the state to receive certification in cleaning and disinfection, waste handling, floor care and linen handling.
Linen Services Technician Anthony Gurrieri and Environmental & Linen Services Supervisor Corinna Rowell received the trainer accreditation for Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technicians (T-CHEST) in November. They will train staff in CHEST, which works to make a positive impact on infection rates, cost, and quality of care, patient experience and outcomes.
Association for Health Care Environment (AHE) offers this training each year. Gurrieri and Rowell are two of three T-CHEST trainers in North Dakota.
“Linen and enviromental services are vital to a patient’s success. A clean room and facility means our patients can focus on healing,” said Dane Grebel, Support Services & Emergency Preparedness manager. “Equipping our team with this specialized training is one more way JRMC can be THE difference in the lives of those we serve.
Linen and environmental service technicians play an essential role in patients’ experience of care, as well as, ensuring patient safety and satisfaction.