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At 37, Pam, a registered nurse and mother of two girls, ages 8 and 6, had spent years yo-yo dieting, losing weight only to gain it right back. While she knew she needed to lose weight, she didn’t think she qualified for bariatric surgery. Finally a co-worker suggested that Pam attend a bariatric surgery information session sponsored by the Good Samaritan Hospital Center for Weight Loss Management. That meeting was the start of Pam’s new life.
“Every single department plays a vital role,” says Derick Deleski. “If one piece falls, the whole thing falls.” As the overnight supervisor of a team of 27 Environmental Services employees, Derick has a unique perspective on just how interconnected and interdependent each hospital department is. During normal hospital operations, his team plays an essential role in infection control and prevention, cleaning and disinfecting operating rooms, the emergency department, and various subspecialty units. Today, their contributions to patient and staff safety have become even more critical.