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Economy Linen: Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certified

March 5, 2014- Economy Linen Hospital Services is proud to announce another milestone in their commitment to quality: TRSA Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification. One of the few commercial healthcare laundry facilities worldwide to gain this certification, Economy Linen must adhere to quality standards for its personnel, equipment and operations, as well as undergo rigorous examination through third-party, quantified biological testing and inspection of laundered linen. This process eliminates subjectivity by focusing on outcomes and results that verify textiles cleaned in these facilities meet appropriate hygienically clean standards and best management practices for hospitals, surgery centers, medical offices, nursing homes and other medical facilities.

TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification acknowledges laundries’ effectiveness in protecting healthcare operations through testing and inspections that scrutinize quality control procedures in textile services operations related to the handling of textiles containing blood and other potentially infectious materials. All of these guidelines comply with OSHA’s Blood borne Pathogen standard.

Because Economy Linen has always been on the forefront of laundering technology, we are able to gain the very important and stringent accreditation from TRSA Hygienically Clean, as well as accreditation from The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council. In addition, our processes are in the top tier of plants that use our natural resources wisely. This is certified by our TRSA Clean Green accreditation . To learn more about TRSA and their certification process, click here.

4 Ways to Improve Support Service Delivery in Acute-Care Hospitals

As 2014 begins, concern grows regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Hospital leaders must find ways to keep costs down while increasing performance standards. We found an article at www.beckershospitalreview.com which we thought our clients might find interesting. It specifically mentions linen service, and we appreciate the thought that was given to evaluating and tracking current systems to identify strengths and weaknesses. Of course, that’s exactly how we’ve been doing business for over 80 years! Gain some helpful insight by reading this article, and when you’re ready to talk about improving the efficiency of your laundry operations, contact us for a free audit!

To read the article, click here.