As President of Laundry Today I hope you enjoy reading the publication. I particularly enjoy interactions with our readers from letters they send expressing their opinions on industry happenings or issues which concern them. I rarely take the opportunity to express my opinion, however today I find myself in a position of wanting to speak out regarding hospital consolidation and purchasing groups.
PORTLAND, OR -- Deteriorating plant conditions, outdated equipment and severe space limitations were just some of the reasons that New System Laundry, a family run business since 1917, chose to undergo major renovations at their Portland plant.
NEW ORLEANS, LA -- When management at the 1300-room New Orleans Marriott decided to upgrade their laundry equipment in order to increase productivity, they knew they had their work cut out for them. But work wasn’t the only thing being cut during the hotel laundry installation.
Editors note: In our March 2002 issue we looked at the Who, What, When, Where and Why of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO.) This month Ken Tyler will share with us how to prepare for a JCAHO survey.
While much time is spent preparing for JCAHO surveys, the impact and importance is directed at patient care and documentation that supports that activity. If there was ever a true definition of direct and indirect patient care, a review of JCAHO survey protocols and processes would easily layout the definitions.
PETALUMA, CA -- Ever wondered if there’s a security system out there that could do it all -- prevent theft and vandalism, stand up to the extreme temperatures inside your laundry and eliminate the hassle of VCR tapes?
Quick Rinse - News From Around The World
Commercial Laundry Cited by OSHA
ELM GROVE, W. Va. — Uwanta Linen Supply, a commercial laundry, was recently cited for 21 health and safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The laundry faces $62,400 in penalties for the violations. Eighteen of the the 21 violations are considered serious by OSHA. The serious violations include failing to properly guard floor holes and failing to provide hepatitis B vaccines to workers who are potentially exposed to blood borne pathogens.