Healthcare facilities are difficult to manage for many reasons. Ensuring staff have professional-looking and clean medical uniforms at all times is one of them. Medical uniform service alleviates this duty while providing exceptional protection for facilities, staff, and patients. Without the consistency and quality it provides, several problems can arise. Here’s how professional medical uniform service protects healthcare practices.
What Medical Uniform Service Protects Healthcare Facilities From
Methods of healthcare uniform management outside of professional service come with problems. Here’s what it protects against:
Access to consistent, quality laundry processes is the major reason healthcare facilities use uniform service. Cross-contamination of medical uniforms can affect employees and patients with serious consequences, and professional service is a powerful deterrent to that possibility. Dedicated facilities operated by experienced professionals is an extra level of assurance that OPL and at-home laundering just can’t provide.
U.S. hospitals lose nearly 90% of their still-usable linen every year. That costs the industry a collective $840 million annually. Linen loss is caused by a variety of factors–staff throwing out items they think are too soiled to be reused, patients taking them home, or poor inventory management. Uniform services ensure consistent, high-quality stock that can save your practice money.
The main way performance suffers is when staff doesn’t have access to what they need to succeed. If their uniforms and equipment or patient apparel is damaged or poorly designed, they can’t perform at their best. Sometimes, uniforms are not comfortable to wear, weren’t properly washed, or restrict movement. When patients are uncomfortable, they can sometimes negatively influence the medical procedures performed on them. Each of these factors takes a toll on performance.
Northwest Health Care Linen’s Medical Uniform Service Protects Your Practice
Northwest Health Care Linen has been providing medical uniform service to the Greater Puget Sound region for decades. Here’s how our medical uniform service protects your practice:
- State-of-the-art laundry machinery. Northwest Linen’s commercial laundry service has earned us the TRSA’s Hygienically Clean certification. We have the high-tech machinery that ensures that absolutely nothing passes our notice without being swiftly dealt with. We return everything to you as clean and fresh as the day we originally delivered it!
- Reliable maintenance and stock. Our team of trained specialists and advanced tracking technology ensure proper maintenance and inventory management at every step of the process. We are on top of every item and available 24/7 to help our clients with any questions or concerns they may have.
- Ergonomic, comfortable designs. Northwest Linen designs our products with their users in mind. We want to give your staff and patients access to products and services that actively improve their experience, not the other way around!
Contact Northwest Linen Today!
Medical uniform service protects your practice from all manner of problems. Northwest Linen is the reliable partner you need to keep your staff and patients safe and your operations running smoothly. And you can start today! Call us at (360) 738-7693 or direct your inquiries here for more information on how we can help you.