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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Got Bedbugs? Help Is Here
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) launched the www.bedbugtoolkit.com, a free online resource to help hotel owners and operators stop bed bugs before they spread. The kit features downloadable materials on how to train staff to detect bed bugs early and actions to take when they suspect a guest room is infested. The digital toolkit includes a fact sheet about how bed bugs spread, their life-cycle and where they like to hide; a poster on bed bug detection; an instructional video showing where to inspect for bed bugs and what signs to look for; and a convenient pocket card for housekeeping staff with directions on how to inspect a room and what to do if bed bugs are found.