Moffitt Cancer Center, a not-for-profit National Cancer Institute-designated cancer hospital in Tampa, Fla., was named the 2015 IPM Partner Awards healthcare winner by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE). Now in its 12th year, the IPM Partner Awards honor facilities for their dedication to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) partnerships with Orkin. This is Moffitt’s third IPM Partner Awards win, an accomplishment that has earned them a place in the Hall of Fame.
“The IPM Partner Awards are significant because they represent what all healthcare organizations should be striving for when it comes to pest management: an exemplary adherence to IPM and partnership,” said Orkin Director of Quality Systems Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D. “It is these characteristics that help facilities achieve pest management success.”
IPM is an environmentally responsible pest management approach that emphasizes multiple methods of non-chemical pest control and prevention. Moffitt was honored for its demonstrated commitment to a comprehensive IPM program that focuses on vigilant sanitation, prompt attention to structural pest management recommendations, diligent record keeping and staff participation in IPM training sessions.
“The IPM Partner Awards reinforce the crucial role IPM plays in a sustainable approach to pest management,” said Dr. Thomas Green, president of The IPM Institute of North America and 2015 IPM Partner Awards juror. “At the IPM Institute of North America, our goal is to accelerate the adoption of IPM, so it is with great pride that we recognize Moffitt Cancer Center for going above and beyond to achieve IPM success.”
When it comes to best practices in the healthcare environment, Awards co-presenter AHE leads the way in helping to define the processes and programs that deliver the level of quality outcomes demanded in the healthcare field.
“IPM programs are an important component of sustainable operations in any healthcare setting. They not only contribute to safer environments, but support compliance with recommended practices,” said Lea Beach, EVS director of the Ireland Army Community Hospital, and AHE’s Awards Jury representative. “Moffitt Cancer Center has proven that they continually work to improve their program to make it the best it can be – they exemplify a facility who truly understands the importance of IPM.”
About the Awards Jury
- Lea Beach, CHESP, EVS director, Ireland Army Community Hospital
- Austin Frishman, Ph.D., B.C.E., founder, AMF Pest Management Services, Inc.
- Thomas A. Green, Ph.D., president, The IPM Institute of North America, Inc.
- Ron Harrison, Ph.D., director of technical services, Orkin
- Frank Meek, BCE, international technical and training director, Orkin
- Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E., director of quality systems, Orkin