Cintas Awards Program to Spotlight EVS Technicians

Posted July 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm

TRSA operator member Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, is now accepting nominations for its first-annual C.A.P.E. Award (Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience), which recognizes Environmental Service (EVS) in acute-care facilities as superheroes, according to a news release.

Nominations for the awards program are being accepted online at through Aug. 21. Created to celebrate EVS technicians who work on the front lines of patient care, the program awards $2,500 to eight winners and a $2,500 donation on their behalf to their healthcare institution or charity of their choice. They also will receive a Rubbermaid charging bucket with Rubbermaid products inside.

“EVS technicians are essential in providing a clean and safe environment for all staff, patients and visitors at healthcare facilities, and although they work diligently to maintain healthcare facilities, these unsung heroes are often overlooked,” said Chad Poeppelmeier, Cintas’ vice president of healthcare. “We are proud to recognize the healthcare heroes who display kindness and courage in everything they do, and spend countless hours maintaining facilities to prevent infection. This contest highlights the crucial work EVS technicians in acute-care facilities do each day.”

The Cintas C.A.P.E. Award is open to all acute-care EVS technicians who have worked at their facility for at least one year. Nominations must be 500 words or less on why the nominee is deserving of the award and submitted by Aug. 21. Cintas and Rubbermaid will select eight EVS technicians to be crowned the 2020 Cintas C.A.P.E. Award winners on Sept. 13 during EVS Week.

Official rules for the contest are available at