Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center’s Environmental Services Department earns national award

The Association for the Health care Environment recently presented the 2022 Environmental Services Department of the Year Award.

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Orlando, Fla. (October 10, 2022)— Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) recently received the Environmental Services Department of the Year Award from the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association. Orlando Health ORMC was recognized in the 500+ Beds category.

The Environmental Services Department of the Year Award provides national recognition for the significant contributions made by an environmental services department to the overall patient experience and for achieving a health care organization's mission.

“This achievement reflects our team members’ commitment and dedication to providing a remarkable patient experience and to being a productive partner with fellow team members from departments across the health care organization,” said Michael Parker, CMIP, T-CHEST, T-CSCT, T-CNACC, director, Environmental Services and Corporate Linen, Orlando Health ORMC. “We are focused on providing great outcomes just like the nurses, doctors, and other clinical team members at Orlando Health ORMC. Our team has really gotten behind this endeavor and our results are evident of the unification of our team.”

The award also highlights the outstanding achievements of a cutting-edge environmental services team in maintaining high levels of performance in cleaning, disinfecting, environmental infection prevention, environmental sustainability and stewardship, technology use, patient experience and environmental services team education and training.

“Team members and technology are critical keys to our success,” said Parker. “We support our team members with training and professional development opportunities such as specialized environmental services certification courses, and ongoing training on procedures, processes, and supplies. We also embrace innovation initiatives like software to improve communication and efficiency in the cleaning process, and ultraviolent technology for the disinfection process.”

The Orlando Health ORMC Environmental Services Department will be presented the award during the AHE Exchange 2022, October 3-5, in Orlando, Florida.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 10 award-winning hospitals, 9 hospital-based ERs, and 7 free-standing emergency rooms; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,200 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served more than 160,000 inpatients and 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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