Tucked away in the Brigham’s West Plaza is Linen Services, a small but mighty operation responsible for collecting, transporting and restocking all linens – including sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash cloths and hospital gowns – across the main hospital, the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center and the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine.
An integral member of this team is Jamaul Cinelli, who joined the Brigham 16 years ago. Today, Cinelli, known for his collaborative spirit and sense of humor, is responsible for single-handedly moving roughly 7,700 pounds of linens (15 large carts) each day.
“We could have blizzards, heat waves or high winds and Jamaul would be here, rain or shine,” said Therese Breen, a manager in Materials Management. “He’s done many overnights for us, and he doesn’t stay in one place very long; he’s a great person and a great resource for his peers.”
From the Operating Rooms to scrub machines and everywhere in between, Breen’s team moves more than 140 carts of linens daily, ensuring every nook and cranny in need of linens is fully stocked. Laundering occurs offsite through a third-party vendor, Angelica, in Somerville.
“Behind the Scenes at the Brigham” is a new monthly photo series in BWH Bulletin that provides a glimpse of the people whose everyday contributions help make the Brigham a world-class institution. Is there an individual or team you’d like to see featured in “Behind the Scenes at the Brigham”? Send your ideas to BWHBulletin@partners.org.