Hospital recognized for exceptional cleaning and disinfecting practices, including COVID-19 protocols
OXNARD, CA– (March 9, 2021) – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of Dignity Health, is proud to announce it has earned the Clean Facility Certificate from the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), the recognized authority in health care environmental services, and professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. AHE released the Pathways to Clean Certificate Program as a resource for members and the environmental services community at large in response to COVID-19.
“We are proud of our Environmental Services team’s commitment to maintaining a clean and safe environment for our staff and patients,” said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “This certification acknowledges our exceptional practices to maintain a sanitary environment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
To receive the Clean Facility Certificate, SJRMC completed the Pathways to Clean Program, including training and education related to COVID-19, infection prevention strategies, cleaning, disinfection, sanitation, emerging pathogens, and preparedness for biological events. SJRMC affirmed its commitment to hospital-grade cleanliness and assuring patients, staff, and guests that their facility is clean and safe.
The Environmental Services team at St. John’s Regional Medical Center works tirelessly to ensure a safe, comfortable, and clean hospital environment. Their efforts have been integral to the safety of staff and patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) is a Professional Membership Group of the American Hospital Association. AHE is the professional organization of choice for professionals responsible for caring for the patient and resident care environment across
all care settings; including hospitals, long term care, continuing care retirement communities and ambulatory care. AHE shapes professional practice, advances and promotes the profession and promotes awareness for over 2,300 professionals working to ensure a clean and safe health care environment and quality outcomes. www.ahe.org
About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center is a 265-bed acute care, award-winning facility. Serving Ventura County for more than one hundred years, St. John’s is the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County and a recipient of the American Heart Association’s, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Designated as a STEMI Receiving Center, St. John’s is highly recognized in the community for excellence in cardiac care. Our Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and our Integrated Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. SJRMC houses a comprehensive Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing specialized care to the tiniest patients as well as a Beacon Award-Winning Intensive Care Unit. St. John’s is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional.