Bernice Paul, Environmental Services Technician, Environmental Services
(formerly known as Housekeeping), has been a Methodist Hospital employee
since July 2017. She performs her duties to keep our Hospital clean and
sanitized within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Well Baby
Nursery, the Labor/Delivery area and on the Hospitalist wing.
When asked to name the favorite part of her job, she responded, “I
really love seeing new life brought into the world and being around the
new mothers. In years past, some women died due to lack of primary cleanliness
and now I marvel at how far we’ve come. I take seriously my job
to maintain a sanitary environment and break the chain of infection, which
is so necessary, in particular, in the labor hall and for the babies in
the NICU who are already immune compromised.”
Paul recently completed a 24-hour course to become a certified EVS Technician
and was awarded a mentor badge from the department.
She and her husband, James, who live in Sebree, have had strong ties to
Methodist Hospital for many years. Her three children were born here and
so were her husband’s three children. Her 15 grandchildren and two
of five great-grandchildren came into the world at Methodist Hospital
as well. “It ‘s wonderful to see Drs. O’Nan and Rashidian
still here and delivering babies,” she added.
“Methodist Hospital is an institution that has been a big part of
my life for decades before working here. I’m so glad to be a part