WHY ACCREDIT - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Patient safety and quality improvement are inherently linked. The one does not exist without the other.
Meeting and maintaining HLAC Accreditation Standards means a laundry has
voluntarily committed to a new level of excellence in the way it processes
The HLAC-accredited laundry is built right, equipped properly and staffed with qualified and trained personnel for processing product, interacting with customers and vendors and maintaining operations in a clean and aseptic manner.
Meeting and maintaining HLAC Accreditation Standards means a laundry has committed to a new level of excellence in the way it processes healthcare textiles.
The HLAC Accreditation Process ensures a laundry has its own quality control, quality assurance and quality monitoring processes in place to provide hygienically clean linen not just once but every time. Among them:
Textile specifications, maintenance and inventory.
Laundry facility design, ventilation and chemical management.
Contingency planning, back-up and protocols.
Equipment, preventive maintenance, and operations.
Personnel qualifications, hygiene and training.
Customer policy, contact and complaint procedure.
Universal precautions, handling, storage and transportation.