King of Prussia, PA – October 17, 2019 – ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists Fort Myers announced that it was approved for HLAC Accreditation on Wednesday October 17, 2018.
The Accreditation, provided by the third-party Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC), is given to laundry organizations that demonstrate adherence to key government mandates for handling, processing, and transporting healthcare textiles, prioritizing staff and patient safety, staff training and following “good industry practices.”
HLAC Accreditation is an important process for ImageFIRST. As seen in the company’s “Be Safe” value, ImageFIRST strives to ensure the safety of its associates, medical facilities staff and their patients. The company believes HLAC helps validate its processes as ImageFIRST continues to maintain the highest quality standards in the industry.
“Achieving our accreditation from HLAC is the confirmation of how we embrace a culture of safety, which reinforces our infection prevention processes every day!” stated Sergio Hernandez, general manager of ImageFIRST Fort Myers.
For medical facilities, the primary benefit of partnering with an HLAC-accredited linen rental and laundry provider is the knowledge that their provider is meeting the highest standards for processing healthcare textiles in the industry, and ultimately, the knowledge of safety for their staff and patients.
“HLAC Accreditation is the highest standard of infection prevention processes in our industry, ensuring the safety of our associates, our clients, and their patients,” explained Joe Geraghty, ImageFIRST’s chief operating officer. “This external confirmation of the effectiveness of our processes is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our Fort Myers team.”
ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists is a national provider of linen rental and laundry services to outpatient facilities and health systems including patient gowns, bed and bath linens, scrubs and lab coats and more. To find out more about ImageFIRST Fort Myers’ services to the South West Florida region, visit https://fort-myers.imagefirst.com/.
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of inspecting and accrediting laundries processing healthcare textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. Visit www.hlacnet.org and on Twitter @NewsHlac.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the medical market. ImageFIRST’s 36 locations nationwide serve over 5,500 medical offices every week, providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and much more while partnering with facilities to better manage inventory. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable service. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit www.imagefirst.com.