UMF Names Aramark Associate Top Hygiene Specialist

June 15, 2022

Lisa Gross has been named the recipient of UMF Corp.’s 2022 Hygiene Specialist® Excellence Award.

Now in its 13th year, UMF’s annual award highlights the contributions of environmental services (EVS) departments in reducing preventable health care-associated infections (pHAIs). Gross, a custodial service associate with Aramark Healthcare+, has served Methodist Dallas Medical Center for more than five years. Her unit at the Dallas, Texas, hospital has continuously maintained low infection rates throughout her tenure. As the winner of this year’s award, Gross will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two, including airfare, to South Beach, Florida.

“Hygiene specialists and all other EVS staff are instrumental in providing patients with a safe environment, yet they are so often overlooked,” said George Clarke, UMF CEO “UMF established the National Hygiene Specialist Award more than a decade ago to acknowledge the invaluable contribution EVS departments and their staff play in providing patients with a safe environment—they are the first line of defense in stopping pHAIS We remain committed to leading the way in increasing awareness and recognition of the dedicated professionals who have served so bravely in the battle against COVID-19 and pHAIs. We are proud to acknowledge the commendable work and dedication of Ms. Gross, whose work ethic and contributions embody the spirit of the award.”

About UMF
Skokie, Illinois-based UMF Corp. designs, develops, and manufactures high-performance textile products for the infection prevention markets under the brand name PerfectClean. For more information, visit

About Aramark
Aramark provides food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit