housekeeping department

housekeeping department

a unit of a hospital staff responsible for cleaning the hospital premises and furnishings, including controlling pathogenic organisms. See also environmental services.

house·keep·ing de·part·ment

(hows'kēp-ing dĕ-pahrt'mĕnt)
In health care, the agency in a hospital or long-term nursing facility responsible for care of the facility, rather than the patient.
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Sixty-one-year-old Garrett Sluys is retiring after 35 years on the job, working in the housekeeping department at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, a job he's made a monumental effort to get to every day.
Third: The plaintiff claimed that the trial court should have inferred racial discrimination from the fact that the hospital had very few African-American employees (none in the housekeeping department at the crucial time).
Emirates Grand Hotel has recently appointed Khartik Kumar as housekeeping manager and will be in charge of planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the housekeeping department including host relations and day-to-day operations to ensure that guests' expectations are met.
A real hospitality success story, Mohammed has worked his way up from the housekeeping department to hotel manager.
Kevin Huang, a 15-year Housekeeping Department veteran, earned the 2012 Hotel Council of San Francisco's Unsung Hero Award earlier this year.
The installation of Percipia software has greatly enhanced our guest experience by allowing our front desk to quickly and easily set reliable wake up calls for our guests and by enabling our housekeeping department to instantly update the guest room status' from the phones within the room.
It also argued that LCC housekeeping department supervisors Janet Martin and Katherine Vos are immune from civil damages because they were exercising their professional discretion in the scope of their jobs and violated no statutory or constitutional rights.
Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager started the celebration by thanking all the Housekeeping team for their dedication and focused on the important role of the housekeeping department in guest satisfaction.
But in recent years she has worked part-time in the housekeeping department of the Allesley Hotel, Coventry, before moving, five years' ago, to the housekeeping department of Warwick University.
When I was in the housekeeping department, I belonged to the Domestic Managers' Association, and we regularly held meetings to discuss problems and look at new cleaning products and machinery.
Members of the housekeeping department empty the bins and bundle up the paper in time for the weekly collection by the recycling firm.
The text explores the role of the housekeeping department in hotel/lodging operations, and focuses mainly on the effective communication between the housekeeping, front office, and engineering and maintenance staff.