Mon General Hospital recently switched to PACE Enterprises for document shredding services at the hospital and its affiliates.
PACE Enterprises, formerly known as PACE TEC, is a local
nonprofit that has been providing job training and placement for people
with disabilities for about 30 years. PACE moved into a new facility in
Mylan Park this past January and began offering secure document
“PACE is located in Morgantown and
employs disabled individuals,” said Michele Blackhurst, Mon General
Director of Environmental Services. “We believe that this is going to be
a plus, not only for PACE but for the hospital and community.”
Mon General Hospital began using PACE for document shredding on July
12, 2011. Containers for placing materials to be shredded at the hospital and
affiliates were switched out in early July.
Shredding utilizes technology and detailed protocols to ensure total
security for a customer’s secrets. “You can rest assured that all of the
hospital’s documents will be handled securely. In fact, our operational
procedures are held to higher standards than industry norms due to our
membership in two national accrediting bodies,” said Jim Stoen, Business
Services Manager at PACE Enterprises. PACE holds full membership in the
Secure Document Alliance and the National Association for Information
Destruction and has passed on-site audits from both groups.
PACE Enterprises is the only West Virginia based document
destruction firm that has been able to achieve “AAA” certification from
the National Association for Information Destruction. While several
Pittsburgh and Cincinnati based document companies perform work in
Morgantown, PACE is the only local shredder with “AAA” credentials.
Leading the nation in unemployment of adults with
disabilities, West Virginia has struggled to create opportunity for
gainful employment and financial independence for this population.
“We’re proud, with partners like Mon General Hospital, to have an opportunity to
create good jobs with stability,” said Greg Morris, CEO of PACE