‘I Clean These Rooms as if My Grandmama’s Coming’

This is how Claudine Johnson cleans rooms at Rush:

“I don’t come in and get it done and it’s over,” she says. “I look at it and say, my grandmama would be comfortable here.”

And it doesn’t matter how long that takes.

“I’m going to do the extra it takes to make the patient and their families comfortable.”

In the course of a day, Johnson — who works on the 13th floor of the Tower hospital building — says she knows she’ll always have a chance to connect with patients. Some even come back to visit.

“Just the fulfillment of that is enough for me to get up every morning and come here.”

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