- Created on Sunday, 03 June 2001 02:41
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On a recent trip to Washington D.C., ARTA members lobbied lawmakers to promote reusable textiles. Members met with their representatives to discuss reduction in healthcare costs fueled by cost effective, reusable healthcare products, environmental stewardship from reducing dioxins from medical waste incineration and the creation of jobs that reusables support including handling, processing and delivery systems.Members also lobbied for a future favorable decision by HCFA for a National Coverage Decision reimbursing reusable incontinent pads.
“We had a relatively high turnout of member involvement which enabled us to see over 20 lawmakers within a two day span,” said Brad Bushman, ARTA president. ”It is very important that our industry stay viable and active with the new 107th congress to ensure that any work on healthcare or environmental legislation is in the interest of our industry and that we are correctly represented with any potential bills that may be drafted.”
Bushman added that the Washington trip also gave members the opportunity to thank the Senators and Congressmen who provided a positive vote to repeal the OSHA Ergonomic Standard.
“It’s nice to see that our efforts on Capitol Hill have reaped positive benefits,” he said.
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Crown Healthcare Meets HLAC Accreditation
BOSTON, Ma. — Crown Uniform and Linen Service / Crown Healthcare Apparel Service announced the accreditation of their second Massachusetts facility by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). The service now meets HLAC standards in both the Boston and Fall River, MA processing centers.
Healthcare Laundry Accreditation ensures that the inspected facility meets or exceeds the highest standards for processing healthcare textiles as required by the commercial healthcare laundry industry and regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Crown provides a full medical scrubs service and offers a full line of hospital scrubs, lab coats, patient wear, and PPE that are in line with all compliance regulations.