When Jerry Mayse first heard about ozone wash systems five years ago, his understanding was that if a system was powerful enough to work for heavy soil and stain conditions, his healthcare facilities would be unable to afford it. As Vice President of Engineering of Harborside Healthcare, which has 50 separate skilled-nursing and long-term care properties ranging from 50 to 360 beds and each producing .5 to 2.3 million pounds of linen per year, Mayse wished they could enjoy the same benefits as healthcare laundries handling 50 million pounds.
Last month we learned about the importance of a budget, the different types of budgets, i.e. capital and operations, and the initial steps to take when creating a budget like gathering the necessary information in our 'tool kit.' This month we'll be taking a deeper look into how to prepare a budget with our specialist Donna Mitchell, educational instructor and in-house consultant for Marion General Hospital in Marion, Indiana.
When preparing a budget keep in mind that budgets may differ in detail depending on the business involved, but all budgets follow certain procedural steps in preparation.
Psst--want a great deal on 1,000 towels? How about 200 bright blue robes at bulk rate, or 1500 super-plush comforters at below wholesale? No, this isn’t the clearinghouse for long-lost laundry. James Taylor, Marketing Manager for TexPro’s Canadian health care supply, has taken a cue from Ebay, the Internet’s largest auction site, and launched Linenauction.com, a place where industry buyers can bid on new, surplus linens from hospitals, resorts, and suppliers across the nation.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.