At a ceremony held during National Hospital Week, Fred Blennau was named Citrus Memorial Hospital's Employee of the Year. The announcement was made during a ceremony honoring the hospital's 2017 employees of the month as part of Citrus Memorial's hospital week festivities.

Blennau, an environmental services tech, was chosen based on the hospital's values of compassion, respect, integrity, creativity, teamwork, knowledge, commitment, accountability, trust and humor.

"Fred not only takes extra time to ensure our Medical Office Building is sparkling clean and stocked with supplies, but knows everyone in the departments he provides services for on a first name basis," said George Mavros, Chief Operating Officer at CMH. "He pays attention to small details with a smile on his face, and his coworkers rave about his caring nature and positive attitude."

Blennau was voted STAR of the Month in October 2017, which served as his nomination for Employee of the Year. Nominations come from patients, volunteers, physicians, visitors and staff members. The Citrus Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year is an outstanding individual and integral part of the hospital.