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Hospital Environmental Services Associates Achieve CHEST Certification

Hospital news | Friday, January 6, 2017

The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) recently launched a set performance and knowledge criteria for environmental services technicians. The goal of the program is to ensure frontline employees are thoroughly prepared for service in healthcare. The Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician™ (CHEST) credentialing program will strengthen healthcare facilities with a well-trained, skilled, entry-level workforce.

Beauregard Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that four EVS (Environmental Service Technicians) successfully completed the intensive certification program and are CHEST certified. They received this certification after completing 72 hours of extensive coursework, hands-on instruction and a comprehensive exam.

“Understanding the importance of infection control and how it affects patients and visitors help our associates become leaders in this area,” Jim Beatty, TCHEST (Trainer), EVS Manager.

Pictured are the CHEST EVS Associates from Beauregard Memorial Hospital: Joyce Brister, Rayann Leno, Sherly Morales-Santiago, and Mary Thompson.