In this blog, I am going to offer a few big-picture perspectives that can help you lower your cost to produce a pound of linen. I assure you these perspectives are nothing new, nor rocket science. The challenge lies in the implementation, of course, but this will hopefully lend some insight and direction. All too
This time last year, I started my blog post with “It’s not new and it’s not old, healthcare organizations continue to make it a priority to evaluate their cost structure on an ongoing basis and identify opportunities to reduce spending while maintaining or improving patient outcomes. Hospitals continue to be under significant competitive pressure to
Rock Jensen, senior consultant with Soriant Healthcare, authors an article in the winter 2014 issue of EXPLORE magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The article examines "A Vital Service: Textile Care Processing and Distribution Standards". You can download the article here or access the entire winter 2014 issue here.
Hospital Laundry Service Most hospitals today rely on external central laundries for the processing of their linens. Operating budgets for linen distribution departments of $1 to $2 million annually—as well as savings potential of 10% to 20%—are not uncommon. Many hospitals have not identified opportunities for hospital laundry cost savings in the distribution and utilization
Is Your Support Service Team Part of Your Clinical Team? When patients enter your hospital they use everything they see, smell and hear to make judgments about the quality of services they are receiving. Whether or not you realize it, the support service departments (Food, Environmental Services, Security, Clinical Engineering, Laundry and Linen, and Patient
The pressures on hospital executives to reduce expenses while improving quality continue to increase amidst constant change. Soriant Healthcare is committed to advancing healthcare support services by finding cost-saving solutions while improving patient care. In this inaugural installment of the Soriant Source, we examine the top three trends influencing support services and how to meet