Thomas works in Environmental Services as a Housekeeper II and has been with All Children’s since 1988. Thomas was nominated for Employee of the Month by a fellow employee who said:
Usually every day when I come to work I run into Thomas. He is always hard at work, but always has a pleasant smile and says ‘hello’ and “how are you?’ I enjoy running into Thomas because of his outgoing personality – he is always smiling and to be around Thomas makes you smile too. Anyone would love to work with Thomas because he is such a pleasant and kind person. I think everyone that interacts with Thomas feels the same way I do. I finally had to ask Thomas what his name was because when I saw him I wanted to call him by his name. I also wanted to nominate him for Employee of the Month.
Thomas's Department Director added:
Thomas always greets everyone with a smile. He is very diligent with his work and ensures that he gets his job done. Even when there are challenges, he finds ways to manage them. For example, the vendor we use to destroy our Regulated Medical Waste had an operational problem. We had to move all our waste to a storage area. Thomas was instrumental in developing the plan to make this happen and stayed late to ensure everything got done. He disposes of over a million and a quarter pounds of trash a year! It’s not an easy job, but Thomas says it’s his way of helping the children of this community by ensuring they have a clean safe place to receive medical care. Thomas always receives many ‘thank you’ letters from staff for his hard work. He is also a trainer in our department for new employees and is a positive role model for our staff.
Thomas, thank you for your outstanding Service Excellence and understanding the critical importance of your role to fulfill the All Children’s mission. Congratulations for being selected the All Children’s Hospital Employee of the Month!