TECH FORUM

Helping Hospitals Cut Costs by Reducing Linen Use

Key Learnings:

  • Use National benchmarking to identify top linens to focus on for the greatest impact on Laundry Budget
  • A Linen Management Committee with shared responsibility by Linen and Nursing Staff delivers the greatest results
  • Linen costs can be reduced by 30% annually

Linen may not seem a likely place for hospitals to significantly reduce their costs. Using fewer gowns or wash cloths may seem trivial, but I can assure you it’s not.

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Helping the Environment While Saving Money for Our Hospitals

Key Learnings:

  • Crothall has more than doubled the use of  sustainable products from 22%  to 45% of Budgeted chemical purchases
  • Proven sustainable  products have replaced 4-5 surface-cleaning solutions reducing expenses and offering a greener alternative
  • Sustainable floor products extend the floor’s appearance, reduces labor costs and offers an environmentally responsible program

These days, nearly every US hospital has programs in place to support sustainability – whether it’s in the products they sell, those they use or the buildings where they work.

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How We Can Stop Healthcare Associated Infection

Key Learnings:

  • Patients gave Crothall a 95% satisfaction score when introducing the “High Profile Patient Room Cleaning” process.
  • Crothall’s EVS Solution provides a four-pronged approach to reduce infections, cutting HAIs at several hospitals
  • Crothall partners with manufacturers to identify innovative  technology-based solutions to improve cleaning and reduce infections

As hospitals nationwide search to improve the cleanliness of their facilities, infection control continues to be one of their biggest challenges.

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