Entries by stacy

Looking to Improve Practice Performance?

Decades of research suggest, and go on to prove, that satisfied patients drive practice performance. Patient satisfaction has been linked to high quality-of-service scores, better patient outcomes and reductions in claims, as well as increases in referrals and patient loyalty. Even as subtle a change as moving from paper to cloth gowns can have quite […]

American Laundry News: AORN Recommended Practices For Surgical Attire Journal Update Jan 2011

Recommendation III is suppose to be strictly enforced now. “All individuals who enter the semi restricted and restricted areas should wear freshly laundered surgical attire that is laundered at a healthcare – accredited laundry facility or disposable surgical attire provide by the facility and intended for use within the perioperative setting”. This was only stated about accredited […]

Two TRSA Operators Win Enviro Awards

Service Linen Supply Inc., Renton, WA, and U.S. Linen & Uniform, Richland, WA, recently received recognition for their environmental leadership when both companies won the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) 2012 Environmental Excellence Award. The two textile services companies won in the category titled “Resource Conservation and Pollution Prevention.” The awards were presented at a […]

Service Linen Granted Environmental Stewardship Award

Spokane, WA: On June 12th, Service Linen Supply of Renton, WA received the 2012 Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) for their eco-friendly laundry operations. Read more about it: http://www.awb.org/2013-environmental-excellence-awards-1/

Service Linen Supply Wins Green Washington Award for Service

Service Linen Supply has been named one of 2012 Seattle Business magazine’s 50 Greenest Companies in the state at an awards dinner at the Olive 8 Hyatt in Seattle, WA on November 1st. The linen supply and uniform rental service company was honored for demonstrating the very best in sustainable business practices for a service […]

HLAC’s Accreditation Standards Awarded AORN Seal of Recognition

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has awarded its AORN Seal of Recognition™ to the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) standards document covering the complete textile processing cycle for use in healthcare facilities. Read more about it: http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/03/hlacs-accreditation-standards-awarded-aorn-seal-of-recognition.aspx

Infection Prevention | Textile Handling is Key in a Healthcare Laundry

Infection Control Today spoke with Cindy Molko, CLLM, RLLD, director of linen and central services at Mayo Clinic – Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. about key issues facing laundry and central sterile professionals related to infection prevention. Q: At what point can healthcare textiles present the most opportunity for transmission of pathogens? A: Historically […]

When is the last time you washed your cubicle curtains?

Environmental cleanliness is the key to curbing the spread of cross-contamination.  Even with meticulous hand washing by your healthcare staff, they can quickly become contaminated if the environmental surfaces are not clean and disinfected.  This includes the cubicle (or privacy) curtains. To create a clean and safe environment where patients can get well and go […]

Medical Laundry Services- Critical to Healthy Healthcare

Cleanliness should be the highest priority when it comes to healthcare laundry.  Linen used in the medical sector should be hygienic, stylish and comfortable. Medical linen includes scrubs, sheets, towels, patient gowns, lab coats, and a variety of other uniforms.  When it comes to laundering medical linen it is important to take proper care to […]