August 27 2020 – Hialeah Hospital proudly honors the plant operations department with the Heroes Award.  Erecting emergency tents, creating negative pressure spaces, constructing isolation rooms, maintaining air quality, converting all common areas into spaces that met CDC guidelines for social distancing, and micromanaging the bulk oxygen system are just a few critical items this team has been handling. 
 
In the beginning, stages of this pandemic they set up a workshop in plant operations and began making face shields for all clinical staff in the event there was shortage. When bulk O2 needs increased 100% and stressed the O2 system, this team worked around the clock to insure pressures remained reliable and sustainable.   “I am thankful to have a plant operations team that works so hard to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” said Michael Bell, hospital CEO. “The entire team deserves to be recognized, and I am proud to recognize them for their efforts.”