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A History of Quality Healthcare Laundry Since 1970
Incorporated in 1970, PHSC continues a long history of providing one of the highest quality healthcare laundry services in the Country. Jointly owned by Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and Providence Health & Services, PHSC has a robust value system with regard to our customers and employees. We provide a quality work environment and livable wage scale that encourages a dedication to excellence in product, service and fiscal responsibility.
PHSC is accredited through Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council. HLAC is a nonprofit organization that inspects and accredits laundries that process reusable textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.
Recent News, Updates & Events
The increasingly in-demand expertise and standards of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) were on display recently at two educational conferences held on separate coasts by chapters of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
The interview runs the gamut on the “imperatives about proper healthcare laundry processes that infection preventionists (IPs) must know,” including: the newest challenges to healthcare textiles (HCTs); key areas to look for potential HCT contamination; the need for better communication and collaboration between IPs and the laundry profession; ways that IPs can help facilitate collaboration; and the need for hospitals to look at HCTs as an investment in quality patient outcomes and not just an expense.
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HLAC-accredited laundries are part of the solution in healthcare’s effort to provide patients with the utmost in safe care.
Learn what HLAC-accredited laundries and their healthcare customers have to say about HLAC accreditation.
The AORN Seal of Recognition is confirmation that HLAC’s accreditation standards have met AORN standards of excellence in safe patient care.
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) is a nonprofit organization that inspects and accredits laundries that process reusable textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.
Environmentally Friendly Healthcare Laundry
PHSC supports practices that are friendly to our environment. The design of the production plant included innovative equipment engineering including water recycling systems, heat reclamation, energy efficient lighting, green chemistry in the wash process and other practices conducive to renewable energy sources. The Board of Directors of PHSC is committed to on-going investments that continue to make PHSC the flagship of environmentally friendly healthcare laundry facilities in the US.
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