FRANKFORT, IL — The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council announced that it has accredited its 100th healthcare laundry to HandCraft Linen Services in Richmond, VA.
“We’re proud to have reached this milestone in HLAC’s history,” says HLAC Chairperson Patti Costello. “Laundries voluntarily seeking accreditation demonstrate they understand the importance of continuous benchmarking, process improvement, patient safety, and providing hygienically clean textiles to customers. Since it began accrediting laundry organizations in 2006, the Healthcare Laundry
Accreditation Council has seen a growing commitment to voluntary industry excellence and a much greater awareness of the unique role healthcare textile processing plays in national patient safety goals. As the demand for healthcare grows, so too will the need for qualified healthcare laundry providers who are well prepared to handle the increasing needs of its healthcare customers.”
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