Meet Asnakch Ayeneababa!

September 11, 2022

We are Women’s offers the WCH community a chance to get to know each other and share our stories.

WCH EVS worker Asmakch Ayeneababa, photographed on the bridge at the hospital wearing grey scrubs and a black WCH-branded hoodie
Asnakch Ayebeababa, EVS worker at Women’s College Hospital

Name: Asnakch Ayeneababa

Pronouns: She/her

Title & Department: Environmental Services Worker

On the WCH team for: 13 years

1. What does your typical workday look like?

In my typical workday as lead hand, I first check the message and ensure we are not short of staff. Throughout the day my main role as a porter, I transport patients from department to department safely and I am also responsible for transporting lab reports, patient charts, instruments, and specimens. 

2. What excites you the most about working at WCH?

I love working at WCH because it is the best place to work. All the staff are amazing, respectful and helpful.

3. How does your work contribute to creating a positive patient experience?

I create a positive patient experience as a porter by meeting different patients and making them feel welcome. Also delivering the charts and specimens to a proper department allows the health care team to see the patient and to process the specimen on time. 

4. Tell us one to three things that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you!

When I was 17, my friend and I walked for three days without water and food from my hometown to the Sudan border. After three days, I could not walk and I was thirsty. Finally, we saw a man from far away so we walked to him and we ask for water. The man said the water he has was dirty, as it was to plant his garden, but I could not resist it. I drank the dirty water to survive. Now I live in Toronto and brought my brother and sisters to live here. I have three beautiful kids and 15 nieces and nephews. Life is beautiful and I am grateful to have come a long way.