Marquette General Hospital Wins Cintas 2011 Wear the Care Contest™

Housekeeping/laundry department to receive image update with $10,000 in new apparel

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced Marquette General Hospital (MGH) in Marquette, Mich. is the winner of its 2011 Wear the Care Contest. Selected from more than 170 entries, the 85 individuals in the housekeeping and laundry departments at MGH will receive a complimentary Image Apparel Makeover from Cintas worth $10,000. In addition, a $1,000 donation will be made on their behalf to the Marquette General Foundation.

An independent judging panel selected the housekeeping and laundry department at MGHS for best demonstrating its need for an apparel program and detailing how the program would improve the satisfaction of hospital patients and visitors. The Wear the Care Contest, in its third year, recognizes the positive impact of a professional image on patient satisfaction.

“The housekeeping and laundry departments are very visible healthcare staff members,” said Ellen Greer, Director of Housekeeping at MGHS. “Our outdated uniforms don’t reflect the tremendous effort we put into our job of keeping the hospital clean. It’s not a glamorous job, but it’s a very important job and our uniforms should reflect that. Winning this contest has boosted morale and renews the pride of our staff.”

In addition to the apparel makeover and foundation donation, the team at MGH will receive an image consultation from Roberta Hughes, president of Avidere, LLC. The seminar is designed to inspire and educate staff on the importance of establishing and maintaining a professional image.

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, MGHS is a 315-bed specialty care hospital, providing care in 65 specialties and subspecialties since 1973. Its medical staff and employees care for approximately 12,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients a year.

“Employees who look good will feel better about themselves. This translates into a better patient experience,” said Brent Schafer, Vice President of Healthcare, Cintas. “The housekeeping and laundry department staff at MGHS works hard at their jobs and are very deserving of this honor.”

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About Cintas:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.


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