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Have Your Laundry Adequately Sourced To Take on the Influenza Season

Posted by ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists on Dec 2, 2015 10:23:00 AM

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.


Dedicated Laundry Services

The CDC mentions that flu breakouts happen when the number of hospitalizations, illness levels and deaths rises and elevates for a specific period. Because flu outbreaks are never predictable, and medical facilities may experience an unexpectedly larger influx of patients, quality laundry robes, gowns, linens and uniforms in the Seattle, WA region need to be well equipped at all times. At ImageFIRST Seattle, we are dedicated to helping the healthcare facilities we serve provide for their patients through our unique processes and services, such as our 5-Point Product Quality System, Same-Day Linen Rescue and Plush Promise.


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With our unique laundry services that go above and beyond, healthcare facilities never need to worry about the quality of their garments or linens. We make it so that you can put your full focus on your patients, which is essential when flu season arrives. Our AssuranceFIRST ensures that we will provide you with clean, high-quality linens that can help improve patient satisfaction.


Laundry Services That Meet Infection Prevention Standards

Preventing the spread of infection is a must in all healthcare facilities, but even more so when a flu outbreak occurs. Our laundry services are specifically designed to comply with the infection prevention standards of the healthcare industry and are also OSHA compliant. All laundry items are cleaned and sanitized using our Triple BioShield Protection process and are protected from environmental contamination by being encased delicately in plastic barriers, with patient gowns wrapped individually for an extra layer of defense.


Customer Advocates Provide Assistance

The more people who become ill with the influenza virus, the more healthcare facilities will be depended on for treatment. This may cause unexpectedly busy days to happen and make the medical laundry inventory decrease quicker than normal. But, with ImageFIRST, healthcare facilities have no fear! Your assigned Customer Advocate will be there to make sure you don’t experience a laundry shortage, and can provide Same-Day Linen Rescue if it is needed. Your Customer Advocate will also be available for immediate contact by phone or through the Instant Service App.


We understand the healthcare field and aim to put the needs of our customers first, just like you do for your patients. Through a partnership with us, we can help you overcome the challenges you face, such as the influenza season. We make you our priority!