Environmental Services performs many important functions. Most importantly it plays a vital role in combating potentially harmful organisms and maintaining a healthy hospital environmental for all. This goal is achieved by using the appropriate cleaners, disinfectants, equipment and techniques in their daily regimens. With the exception of mechanical rooms, all areas of the hospital are cleaned by Environmental Services personnel. From operating and emergency rooms to offices and everywhere in between. Other duties include the daily removal of general and infectious waste products. The department also is responsible for the transport of soiled linens and the distribution of clean linens throughout the building. An effective Environmental Services department is essential to the overall health and safety of all persons utilizing the facility.