The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) will be promoting both its accreditation program and a new innovation in laundry process analysis at The Clean Show - CLEAN 2019, Booth #4610. CLEAN 2019 will be held June 20 - 23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.
"We're inviting CLEAN 2019 attendees to stop by our booth to learn more about the benefits of HLAC accreditation and why leading healthcare laundries aspire to our program and standards," said Regina Baras, HLAC executive director. "We'll have on-hand a variety of informational resources for review."
HLAC is a nonprofit organization that inspects and accredits laundries processing textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. Having HLAC accreditation means that a laundry meets HLAC Accreditation Standards. These standards have been documented, published and professionally recognized. Accreditation affirms that a laundry organization that processes healthcare linens has successfully passed an inspection of the following: its facility, policies and procedures, training programs, and its relationships with its healthcare customers.
"We'll also be unveiling at CLEAN 2019 our new innovation in laundry process analysis - a resource that does for microorganism identification what the Hubble Telescope does for astronomy," Baras said. "When compared with everything else that is currently available to measure microorganisms in the healthcare laundry, our new innovation is vastly different in scale. It's capable of recovering the most accurate representation of contamination on laundry media - in the air, on hands, on hard surfaces, on linens and in water."
She said HLAC developed the resource as a direct response to healthcare laundry operators who want to keep tabs on how well their processes are performing and whether their standards are on target as originally intended.
"Responsible laundries have set in place numerous in-plant processes to provide their healthcare customers hygienically clean linen," Baras said. "This new innovation of ours goes a long way to safeguarding all of these endeavors. We're excited to be unveiling it to CLEAN 19."
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