Peak Performer: Elsa Arismendy
environmental services aide, Environmental Services
Elsa was a Peak Performer recipient for the second quarter of 2022 (January-March). Below is her nomination letter.
Elsa is an all-star! Elsa works in EVS in the ED and I have the pleasure of working with her. She is such a positive spirit and always makes my day brighter when I see her. Her work ethic is unmatched and she is always seeking out ways to help those around her.
The ER is often very busy, especially these days. We turn over a lot of rooms with our high volume of patients, and being short-staffed sometimes makes the load feel that much heavier. With quick throughput being important to care for all of our patients in a timely matter, getting the rooms cleaned quickly is essential. Typically, a paramedic or nurse cleans the room. Now with Elsa working in our ED, she is always right there to help get a room cleaned and ready for the next patient. We can call her anytime and she is there without hesitation. Elsa is always present, always available, and makes sure the team knows that she is ready for when we need her. All of our days are made better when she is here, not only for her work ethic but for her positive attitude.
With Elsa, there is not just one example of her being great. She does it all day, every day. A patient just vomited on the floor? She is there. A mom accidentally spilled a drink? She is there. The nurses are too busy to clean a room? She is there before we can even call her! Her consistency is bar none and I am thrilled to be able to sing her praises! Our ED is a better place because of Elsa.