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.
Quick Rinse - News From Around The World
Laundry to Reduce Air Emmissions and Fund Cleaner Burning Wood Stove Purchases
BOSTON, Mass. — Alltex Uniform Rental Service, an industrial laundry in Manchester, N.H. has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act by paying a civil penalty of $65,000. They will also be undertaking a Supplemental Environmental Project with a value of at least $220,000 to replace old, polluting wood stoves in southern New Hampshire with new, cleaner models. Additionally, the company will install equipment at its facility to remove approximately 20 tons per year of emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”). G&K Services is the parent company of Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc. The EPA action grew out of an EPA inspection of the facility in July 2008.