As health systems grow and consolidate, it’s critical that they understand that they don’t have to do it alone. Forging ahead solo might be tempting given the need to keep costs down, but strategically-chosen vendor partners can take tremendous burden off health systems’ busy staff.
A vendor partner like ImageFIRST, which specializes exclusively in healthcare linen and laundry, can provide the support and brand distinction that growing systems need for their success. Our Health Systems Solutions online catalog features programs tailored to the specific needs of any healthcare facility, from outpatient testing centers to hospitals.
Keeping patients safe is your primary concern, and with the rise of healthcare-acquired infections, managing the environment of your facility is crucial to keeping infection rates down. All of our linen, patient gowns, medical scrubs in Washington, PA and beyond as well as other products go through a sanitizing wash process that kills up to 99.999% of all known pathogens, are treated with a softener that prevents the spread of germs, and wrapped in plastic before delivery. Plus, all of our products undergo independent lab testing to verify that laundering standards are consistent.
Our programs are also designed to visually assure your patients that they’re being taken care of in a clean, carefully-maintained facility. All products are hand-inspected before delivery, ensuring that they are free of stains and holes. Bed sheets are also held to a bright white standard. And our Facility Services program helps you ensure thorough facility maintenance with microfiber mops.
Patient experience is crucial to your success in the healthcare industry, which is why we have several programs tailored to patient comfort. For example, our Concierge Linen program includes our Comfort Care line of gowns, specially developed for enhancing the patient experience with uniquely soft and cozy material that fits patients of any size for multiple procedures, plus fleece blankets and towels and luxurious twill sheets and pillowcases. Other programs, like our Sleep Center and Mother & Baby programs, are developed with the same careful attention to patient comfort.
It’s important to keep expenses down even as your organization expands. One of the simplest ways to keep your budget down is to partner with a healthcare vendor who has an in-depth understanding of your needs as a provider—not just in terms of products but also in terms of your budget. Inventory management is built in to each of our programs. Your Customer Advocate will not only deliver linen but also make sure that you have the proper inventory, and will take care of stocking so that you have more time on your hands. We also perform quarterly inventory reviews and adjust your stock accordingly. Our Same-Day Linen Rescue program allows you to request extra linens for those unexpectedly busy days without increasing the cost of your circulating inventory—something many other vendors just don’t offer. With inventory management taken care of, you’ll have more time on your hands to deliver consistently remarkable patient care.
From nurse uniforms in New Castle, PA, to patient gowns throughout the state, ImageFIRST’s Health System Solution online catalog can help you find the right products for your goals as a growing brand. Learn more at http://pittsburgh.imagefirst.com/.