Implementing a linen rental service or uniform rental program for a medical facility is a big step and adequate care must be taken to ensure success. It’s not just that jumping into a third-party linen service partnership is a potential budget constraint — the safety and well-being of both your employees and patients is at stake, given the risks involved in handling healthcare linens and uniforms.
So, here are some useful tips to help you ease into this new venture:
When you’ve made the decision to delegate your linen management needs to a third-party service provider, the next logical step is to assess your own usage. Know how much product you need on a regular basis. Then, you’ll have a good idea of how much each delivery will cost you. This helps you not only in setting up a threshold budget for your new linen rental but will effectively help you find the most suitable linen rental service for your medical facility.
A good gauge of a company’s reliability and credibility in the medical linen industry is their accreditations. Aside from the usual checks on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), it would be helpful to check other accreditations like membership with the TRSA, HLAC and Hygienically Clean Certifications, and their affiliations with green initiatives and localized business groups.
When you’ve found potential providers, send up your estimation of volume and frequency of orders based on your usage tracking. Most, if not all, linen rental service providers are more than happy to send you free quotes for the service that you need.
Because of the risks that come with handling linens used in medical facilities, including the perpetual dangers of cross-contamination, it’s important that you know how each of your potential linen rental service providers plans on carrying out the service, step by step. It may sound like an arduous, inconvenient task. But, since the specifics are what make a good linen rental service, going the extra mile is worth it.
When it comes to healthcare linen, every extra step is a necessary step. To learn more about medical linen rental services or to get a free quote for your facility, contact Crown Health Care Laundry Services at 1-844-383-7500 to talk with an expert about our rental programs.
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