MARQUETTE, Mich. — The 85 people who work in the housekeeping and laundry departments at Marquette General Hospital (MGH) will soon receive a complimentary “Image Apparel Makeover” worth $10,000 after winning Cintas Corp.’s 2011 Wear the Care Contest, Cintas announced Wednesday.
The 315-bed specialty care hospital was selected from more than 170 entries in Cintas’ third annual contest. A $1,000 donation will also be made on the hospital’s behalf to the Marquette General Foundation, and the MGH team will receive a free seminar from professional image consulting firm Avidere.
An independent judging panel selected MGH for best demonstrating how an apparel program would improve the satisfaction of hospital patients and visitors.
“The housekeeping and laundry departments are very visible healthcare staff members,” says Ellen Greer, MGH’s director of housekeeping. “Our outdated uniforms don’t reflect the tremendous effort we put into our job of keeping the hospital clean.
“It’s not a glamorous job, but it’s a very important job and our uniforms should reflect that. Winning this contest has boosted morale and renews the pride of our staff.”