ImageFIRST Manufactures PPE In Response to COVID-19 Shortages
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – May 18, 2020 – ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists began producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in response to COVID-19 needs and industry shortages.
In early 2020, as the novel coronavirus became a pandemic, ImageFIRST, the nation’s leading healthcare PPE and linen rental and laundry service provider immediately experienced a surge in demand for isolation gowns.
The company quickly put plans in place to secure additional inventory thus assuring their ability to provide uninterrupted service to their healthcare clients. To control inventory availability and cost pressures, the company decided to begin manufacturing their own line of isolation gowns. ImageFIRST went to their exclusive product manufacturer and immediately converted one of their sites to produce this line.
ImageFIRST aims to support healthcare providers with safe, sanitized linen and uninterrupted service through this unprecedented public health crisis. Providing PPE to many of their clients nationwide is just one way that ImageFIRST continues to achieve their goal.
“Our associates, our communities, our customers, and their patients are at the heart of our Purpose,” explained Jim Cashman, president of ImageFIRST. “Manufacturing PPE was a natural next step to meeting these needs as well as continuing to support these frontline workers as they battle through this pandemic.”
ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national healthcare linen and laundry service provider in the United States. Their service offering includes isolation gowns, scrubs, ScrubVAULT® scrub management system, lab coats, cubicle curtains, microfiber mops, patient gowns, bed linens, and more.
The company has had infection prevention practices above regulatory standards for years, and they recently implemented additional steps for COVID-19 infected linen and for their associates’ safety.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST’s 41 locations nationwide serve over 14,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® line of gowns are proven to increase patients’ favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%.
For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit www.imagefirst.com or call 800-932-7472.
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