Story by: Norton Healthcare on August 25, 2021
Robin Stutzenberger leaned on her love for her job and colleagues to get through the uncertainty and stress of working as an essential health care worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve been successful at Norton Healthcare because of our teamwork,” said Robin, an environmental services associate at Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro. “I love to help people, and I love my job. It gives me something to look forward to every day.”
The 60-year-old works nights cleaning rooms in Norton Cancer Institute’s oncology and general infusion centers, the latter of which treats COVID-19 patients. She also picked up weekend shifts at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, where she would clean COVID-19 patient rooms back-to-back.
On top of the typical cleaning process, Robin details COVID-19 patient rooms, cleaning every item in the room with bleach wipes. Once dry, she goes over every item with an all-purpose disinfectant cleaner.
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“I want the patient rooms to be as safe and clean as possible, as if myself or a family member was going to stay there,” Robin said.
Before a vaccine was available, Robin and her co-workers remained positive and focused on providing excellent patient care, which helped carry them through months of anxiety.
Robin was among the first Norton Healthcare employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, bringing her tremendous reassurance.
“When we first started getting COVID-19 patients, many nights I would finish my work and just pray I could go home and be OK,” said Robin, who has been with Norton Healthcare for 18 years. “I had to reassure myself that I could do this.”
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