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Does Your Healthcare Laundry Provider Live Up to the 3 P’s?

The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) recently published an article to help hospitals evaluate healthcare laundry providers. It highlights the 3 P’s: Plant, Personnel, and Process. We would encourage you to click here to read the entire article. Economy Linen goes above and beyond the 25 criteria outlined in the article and we enjoy the opportunity to take hospitals and healthcare providers on a tour through our production facility to share our processes.

Economy Linen Hospital Services is proudly accredited by HLAC – The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council.  HLAC Accreditation Standards cover the complete textile processing cycle, from handling and transporting, to laundering and finishing, to customer service. In addition, we are proud to be TRSA Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certified, which ensures that our linen not only has a clean appearance, but is free of any microbes that could lead to nosocomial disease transmission.

The $840 Million Elephant in the Room

Ninety percent of hospital linens do not reach their useful life, costing the healthcare industry $840M per year. The reason? Linens are thrown away by employees, taken home by people who view them as “complimentary”, or discarded as red bag waste. Education is the first and best step in stopping linen loss. Wasteful textile management practices comprise a much more significant problem than facilities realize. Solving this problem has the opportunity to generate significant savings.

Please take a couple minutes to view this video to see how your hospital can stop the loss.