Your hospital has enough to worry about already.
When lives are at stake, it’s difficult to be concerned about something that seems as inconsequential as linen loss. So, chances are, linen loss isn’t high on your priority list. However, while thinking about linen loss may only take up a small percentage of your time, it makes a huge difference in your finances.
According to the TRSA, around 90% of all linens used in U.S. hospitals never reach the end of their useful life. This costs the healthcare industry more than $840 million every single year.
But what can you do about it? You don’t have the time or resources to personally track every single sheet, towel and uniform that enters and leaves your facility.
Nurses throw away sheets that they think are too heavily soiled to be laundered, new parents take the baby blanket along with the baby, and before you know it, losses start adding up to real dollars.
At HandCraft, we have systems in place to help mitigate linen loss and its financial impacts. Our medical linen service team also works hard to educate your clinical team on linen best practices, because we know you have more important things to worry about. Here’s how we do it:
Our RFID (radio frequency identification) technology allows us to track and store information about every single item we send out. We take the guesswork out of managing linen inventories.
We don’t just help manage from afar. We bring our solutions directly your hospital. To help you reduce linen loss and control expenses, we have a wide range of on-site programs that can address your every concern.
We’ve been in this business for over forty years. We’ve seen almost everything. So, no matter what specific problem you have, you can trust our expertise. We can customize a solution for you based on our experience in the industry and a thorough understanding of your business.
As a medical linen service, we can buy linen at a better price than most hospitals. We consistently see an average of between 15-25% lower linen replacement costs. You get the advantage of economies of scale and our expertise from managing more than 35 million pounds of linen annually for hundreds of hospitals and medical practices. And that helps you reduce costs.
Ultimately, we want to help your business run better, which means that no sheet, towel or uniform goes missing from your hospital’s supply.
Want to learn more about how we can help you manage your medical linens? Give us a call at 888-358-8671.