Economy Linen works very closely with our customers to help control linen costs. One thing our VP, Jim Buchbinder, always says is, “hoarding begets shortages and shortages beget hoarding”. So many times hospital staff seem to cling to the memory of that one time, 10 years ago, when they ran out of bath towels and they vow that will never happen again…so they start hoarding linens.
Two to three percent of a hospital’s budget is spent on linen, and by doing something as simple as controlling hoarding, those costs can’t be cut rather quickly. Here is a great article from Becker’s Hospital Review that explains some steps that your hospital can take to help control linen costs. Click here to read the full article.