THE WORK WE DO: Facilities Staff

March 6, 2023

Providing high quality healthcare means being there when it counts – not only at the bedside, but behind the scenes as well. The Union’s Facilities members play a vital role, even though many patients who pass through a hospital’s hallways may never come across them.

Keeping the building warm enough in winter and cool enough in summer is the work that tends to go unnoticed until something goes wrong. When it does, rapid repair by the in-house team is crucial. Everyone relies on secure construction and appreciates a bright environment too, but they don’t always recognize what it takes to create that atmosphere. 1199 Magazine visited NewYork Presbyterian Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn and met some of the members taking care of the physical plant.