Universal Linen Service RECEIVES INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION:
National Inspection assures customers that highest quality and safety standards are met.
Louisville, KY— Universal Linen Service has received accreditation—the industry’s highest rating on quality and safety—from the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC).
HLAC is a non-profit organization that inspects and accredits laundries processing healthcare textiles for hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.
HLAC’s mission is to publish high standards for processing healthcare textiles in laundries, and to provide an accreditation process that recognizes those laundries that meet these high standards. The decision to become accredited is completely voluntary.
“Becoming accredited makes us a better company. And its gives our customers peace of mind to know their supplier is meeting the highest standards in processing healthcare textiles,” says Tom Austin, CEO of Universal.
“The medical customers that we serve — predominately acute-care hospitals, surgery, rehab & ambulatory care centers, nursing & assisted living communities, physician and dental offices — are used to dealing with agencies, vendors and people who have accreditations,” Mr. Austin says. “It’s the right thing to do if you are in the business of processing and providing healthcare textiles. Our dedication, experience, and our people continue to provide stable, long term customer/vendor relationships that exceed all expectations; our HLAC accreditation aids in that commitment.”
The primary benefit of accreditation is that an independent third party has inspected your facility and found that it meets or exceeds the highest standards for processing healthcare textiles. A laundry cannot inspect and accredit itself, and its customers generally do not have the time or expertise to do so.
The HLAC accreditation process was developed with several industry groups, including:
American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES)
American Reusable Textiles Association (ARTA)
Association for Linen Management (ALM)
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM)
Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA)
For more information on Universal, go to www.www.universallinen.com. For more information about HLAC, go to www.hlacnet.org.
Hello Vistors!! Wanted to kick off our very first blog with some exciting news:
This year, Universal Linen Service is proud to announce our sponsorship of 502 Restaurant Week. This is a 10 day event in which the participating restaurants offer a 3 course meal for a couple or an individual for $50.20. This not only supports local restaurants, but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Dare to Care Food Bank, a local charity that has been providing meals for those less fortunate since 1969.
Some of the restaurants that will be participating in 502 Restaurant Week are:
• Amici Café
• AP Crafters
• Bistro 301
• BLU Italian Grille
• Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge
• Martini Italian Bistro
• The Oakroom at the Seelbach
• Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
• RYE on Market
• Sway at the Hyatt
This 10 day event is not exclusive to members, foodies or local Louisvillians, this is for anyone and everyone, and with restaurants like the ones listed above, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on!
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