Gloria Penaloza

Job Title

Environmental Services (Housekeeping)

Editor’s note: Read the spotlight on the Environmental Services/Housekeeping team.

How long have you worked at VCH?
5 years

Tell us what you do at VCH in one or two sentences:
I clean and disinfect rooms to make sure they’re ready for patients. I also interact with patients and families and train new housekeepers.

What’s your favourite thing about your work?
I love the people around here, and I love cleaning so there are so many.

Which True North goal does your work contribute to the most?
Provide the best care

One thing we might be surprised to learn about you:
I’ve been all over the world.

Three things you always have in your fridge:
Lemons, milk and water. I don’t stock much food because I love getting everything fresh. I love cooking too.

Who or what inspires you?
My father.

Most healthy habit:
Exercising in the morning and drinking lots of water.

Favourite vacation spot:
New Zealand

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