The last maintenance person has clocked in and another day
starts at Lakeview Methodist. The maintenance staff is
responsible for the care and upkeep of this gigantic beast of a
facility. 24/7, it breathes and consumes and processes and the
maintenance department is responsible for keeping this
creature alive and healthy.
Air needs to flow and it needs to be at a comfortable
Liquid has to run through the building to cleanse systems and
Vision is maintained by sufficient lighting.
Electrical energy courses through her, transferring information
from one section to another.
She has pieces and parts that need maintenance and repair.
None of these functions can stop for long without affecting
someone or something within the building and creating
symptoms to call attention to the problem.
She always needs to be attractive to those who visit her so her
grassy, landscaped tresses are regularly cut and groomed. Her
surfaces are cleaned, rinsed, disinfected, shampooed,
refinished, polished, buffed, and painted as often as necessary.
The nursing staff at Lakeview oversees and cares for the overall
health of the residents and our maintenance department does
the exact same thing for our building.
Like a child, we never know when she will fall ill so we are On
Call even when we are not physically with her.
Like parents, our care for her is non-‐stop and long term.
~Kermit Brown, Maintenance Assistant