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WVU Hospitals Building New Laundry Facility

Bruce Beggs |

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A new laundry facility being built by the West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) will process 15 million pounds of linen a year when operational, according to a university press release.
The $7.8 million facility will be located in the Morgantown Industrial Park. About 70 people will work at the 40,000-square-foot laundry — 20 more than work at the current laundry at the Health Sciences Center.
“As healthcare services at WVU continue to expand, so has demand for laundry services,” says Steve Tancin, vice president of ancillary and support services at WVUH. “The current laundry has outgrown its space in the HSC basement. Once the new building is ready, it will free up much-needed space at health sciences for patient care, education and research facilities.”
In addition to serving WVU, the new laundry will process goods for other West Virginia hospitals: United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, St. Joseph’s in Buckhannon, Camden Clark in Parkersburg, and Jefferson and City Hospitals in the Eastern Panhandle.
The new WVUH facility is projected to open in July.
 

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Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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