Loay Kitmitto, CMIP, was promoted to director of Environmental Services on Feb. 4. He oversees all aspects of Environmental Services – including housekeeping, grounds maintenance, waste management and the unit associate program – across BWH’s main and distributed campuses.
Part of the Brigham community for 15 years, Kitmitto began his BWH career as operations manager in Environmental Services. He coordinated and managed day-to-day operations for the department’s cross-functional team and supported a diverse range of business needs, labor relations, training and staff development. In his previous role, Kitmitto initiated several process improvement plans and helped lead efforts to incorporate the use of ultraviolet lamps (black lights) as a tool for evaluating the quality of surface cleaning in ICU rooms.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Loay in his new position as he brings a fresh perspective to the important patient care work Environmental Services provides. He is rolling out a new certification program for his staff that will raise our services to the next level,” said George Player, CPE, FMA, vice president of Facilities and Operations.
Earlier in his career, Kitmitto was an operations manager at Valet Park of New England and a manufacturing development engineer at Boston Scientific.
Kitmitto obtained his bachelor’s in computer technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He holds a Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP) for Environmental Services Professionals from the Association for the Healthcare Environment.