DUBOIS, Pa. — The Healthcare Linen Alliance, a collaboration between five providers of commercial laundry service management solutions for healthcare providers, has been formally launched, says Randy Bartsch, CEO of Ecotex.
Founding members of the alliance include Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Corp., Emerald Textiles, Logan’s Healthcare Linen Systems, Paris Healthcare Linen Services and Superior Health Linens.
“When we founded the Healthcare Linen Alliance, the concept was bringing together leading local healthcare linen and laundry service providers from across the nation to join forces and provide the best of what they offer in their areas to a larger audience” says Bartsch, who is also a founding member and chairman of the Alliance.
“While each has their own diverse style and identity, the drive for best practices, the highest safety standards, cleanliness, service and environmental responsibility are the common threads that unite our group.”
The alliance says it is one of the largest commercial healthcare linen services providers in the nation, serving nearly 1,400 customers and processing over 340 million pounds of laundry per year. Through this partnership, the alliance offers its customers a new healthcare linen services option on a national level.
It serves an area covering Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Washington state, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Canada.
The combined size, scale and coverage of the alliance allows it to help drive down overall costs for customers, resulting in savings to the bottom line, according to the group.
Outfitted with technologically advanced and water-efficient equipment, the group is focused on innovation and the environment. Last year the Healthcare Linen Alliance says that, as a group, it saved an estimated 398,970,000 gallons of fresh water across the communities they serve.