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At ImageFIRST Pittsburgh We Value the Experience Patients Have at Your Facility!

Posted by ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists on Feb 18, 2016 8:29:08 AM

Here at ImageFIRST Pittsburgh, we do more than just provide patient apparel and nurse scrubs to medical facilities in Pittsburgh, PA—we value the experience that patients have at your medical facility!

We know how difficult it can be for you to continue to please patients as they become more demanding and savvy with what should make for the ideal experience. This is why when you partner with us, you are not only getting high-quality products and services, but you are also acquiring the services of a company that will help to improve patient experiences through innovative products and services!

For those of you who know us (or are just starting to), you probably know that we like to keep our clients informed of all of the latest news, changes, and trends within the healthcare industry. Therefore, this time around, we would like to shed light on an article that we found that discussed how the design—especially the process of designing—a new hospital for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan–Troy involved input from patients to help to reshape (for the better) workflow and pediatric care.

Why are we sharing this news with you?

Well, it is an excellent example of what it took for a hospital's staff to improve the patient experience. What’s more, this article contains examples of what we believe to be innovative approaches to making things better for a hospital's patients, staff, and other visitors.

In a nutshell, a large group of the hospital's support staff, nurses, and physicians got together and utilized a "Lean Technique" referred to as "Integrated Facility Design" to identify what was and wasn't working in their current facility. For example, they realized that waiting rooms were inefficient, and thus brainstormed ways that they could streamline check-in processes.

When it all came down to it, they determined that implementing a process called “standard work procedures” will help to improve patient safety and satisfaction levels, and that executing a process called “level loading” will help to guarantee that children who come to their facility are not left waiting hours after their appointment time. And, in the end, they were able to come with a truly innovative design for a healthcare facility that not only looks great, but that was also constructed to better please their patients! If you don’t believe us, read the article!

We have always been, and always will be, a company that helps our clients improve the perceptions that patients have of their medical facilities.

In fact, if you’re looking to add to the innovation at your medical facility, you should certainly consider our Comfort Care Line. This exclusive and innovative line of apparel is exceptional because of the sheer fact that every product is unbelievably soft. Think about it this way: once your patients slip on our gowns they will feel like they are at a 5-star day spa!

For more information about our Comfort Care Line please click here.

To learn more about our other products and services, please browse through our website, or give us a call at 1-800-932-7472.