WHY ACCREDIT - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

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
healthcare textiles.

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.