Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa., and Santa Barbara (Calif.) Cottage Hospital/Cottage Health will receive the 2021 Environmental Services Department of the Year Award, the AHA’s Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) announced yesterday. 

The award recognizes a department’s significant contributions to the overall patient experience and health care organization’s mission. Also receiving honorable mentions this year were CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C. and Sutter Medical Center Sacramento (Calif.). 

The departments will be recognized in the September issue of Health Facilities Management magazine and at the AHE Health Care Leadership and Preparedness Symposium Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Orlando, Fla. The award is sponsored by Tork, an Essity brand.
 

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