At ImageFIRST, we offer medical laundry services in Seattle, WA, and many other locations throughout the country that make linen inventory management simpler for medical staff. Our fully-managed programs alleviate staff workload to allow them to focus their attention on patient care, which ultimately improves the overall patient experience.
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It’s common for medical professionals to believe that the patient experience is defined by an appointment alone. While care is an essential element of patients’ perception of your practice overall, many other factors impact their experience.
We have an incredible number of associates working across America and Puerto Rico to provide the kind of remarkable linen rental and laundry services our customers depend on. But we don’t just provide healthcare uniforms in Seattle, WA, and the rest of the US. We also endeavor to build a great company by positively impacting our associates, our community, our customers and their patients.
This March, ImageFIRST is headed to Denver, CO, for one of the most enriching events in the healthcare industry. From March 20th to the 22nd, the Beryl Institute Patient Experience Conference 2017 will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO. Not yet registered? Take care of that here -- but if you need some convincing, read on.
ImageFIRST is composed of locations nationwide, with dozens of separate teams of associates, who all work hard to fulfill our customer promise and to live our purpose. But that’s just on the surface: in reality, ImageFIRST is one big family. Our unity traverses individual differences as well as state lines. No matter who we are as individuals, we all come together to build a great company that makes a positive impact on the lives of our associates, our community, our customers, and their patients. Medical uniforms and scrubs in Seattle, WA (and across the country) are just one part of a much larger mission to help others and serve our communities.
Does your laundry provider advertise its linens, gowns and scrubs as “hygienically clean”? Are you in the dark as to what, exactly, that designation means? You’re not alone. Most healthcare facilities that rent “hygienically clean” healthcare textiles would be hard-pressed to define the term.
Not being able to pinpoint how clean your linens are can be dangerous, considering that one in 20 patients will contract a healthcare-associated infection this year according to the CDC. Let’s look closer at this term and what it means for your medical laundry.
Recently, we introduced our new Health System Solutions online catalog. Here, you’ll find all of our programs, which are designed exclusively for the medical industry and focus on meeting healthcare’s unique needs, including infection prevention, cost-effectiveness, and—most importantly in today’s consumer-focused industry landscape—patient satisfaction. Below, you’ll find in-depth descriptions of three of the programs we offer Health Systems at ImageFIRST. Each is tailored to your specific needs as a healthcare provider, including distinctive branding, inventory management, and patient protection.
Throughout the healthcare industry, changes and innovations are taking place in an effort to adapt to the increasingly competitive medical market. However, the patient experience continues to be at the root of healthcare advancements because they are the main focus of medical providers everywhere. Even though improving the patient experience is the key to thriving in a field that is becoming more consumer based, passion and determination for providing the best care are still the drive behind the motive.
One of the biggest challenges that healthcare facilities face is the occurrence of a breakout, such as the seasonal influenza virus. According to the article, “What You Should Know for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season,” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) featured in Infection Control Today, the flu season for this year is predicted to peak between the months of December through February. Is your healthcare facility well prepared? To ensure positive patient perception and to achieve patient satisfaction, it is imperative that your medical center is adequately sourced with quality medical laundry services when the flu season arrives.