The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has certified Medico’s South Gate, CA Plant as meeting the highest standards in the medical industry. Earning an HLAC accreditation means a great deal for our clients. It demonstrates our materials consistently meet or surpass industry standards of cleanliness and safety. The Medico South Gate certification provides regional service, including the products which ship out of our Riverside and San Diego depot facilities.
Requirements for HLAC Accreditation
HLAC holds independent investigations of various linen and uniform plants to ensure they meet these key requirements:
Reliable Infection Control Protocols and Systems
With lives on the line, HLAC ensures that accredited facilities meet high safety and cleanliness standards. The facility’s infection control protocols and systems need to not only be up to snuff but exceed expectations. This means proper sorting to prevent cross-contamination, tracking systems to keep a close eye on every product, and final inspections for client safety and peace of mind.
High-Quality Facilities and Equipment
HLAC-accredited facilities need reliable laundry equipment on top of well-thought-out procedures. Washers and dryers need to be capable of efficiently removing stains and contagions from every item. There should be a healthy amount of consistently effective detergents that kill germs and viruses to prevent their spread. Facilities that reuse water or recycle waste for conservation purposes must ensure that it doesn’t hamper cleanliness or infection control efforts.
The Right Training and Staff
Talented staff and their training are key to not only a facility that meets healthcare industry standards. They also ensure infection control procedures and high-quality equipment always do what they were designed for. HLAC closely inspects training practices and how crew members operate when making their decision. Accreditation means that training sufficiently prepares staff for their roles in the facility and that they continue to do their jobs well.
What Medico’s HLAC Accreditation Means for Our Clients
At the end of the day, an HLAC accreditation means that Medico ensures clean and consistent stock of linen and uniforms for our clients. Medico offers a level of service quality that non-accredited providers simply can’t. This includes:
- Cleaner, Safer Linen and Uniforms. Our advanced machinery, sophisticated tracking systems, and trained experts ensure our clients always receive clean medical products. This keeps patients and staff safe while ensuring that our products always perform the way they should.
- Longer Lifespans for Medical Products. Medico is thorough when it comes to linen and uniform maintenance. We closely monitor every item and fully repair what needs it. This way, our products last longer and remain the asset we supply them to be for our customers.
- More Consistent Inventory Management. Upon every delivery, a Medico route service representative inspects client inventory for any missing or damaged items. When we can’t repair something, we replace it to ensure our clients always have what they need when they need it most.
Contact Medico for More Information
With yet another commercial laundry facility earning an HLAC accreditation, our clients can rest assured that we provide safe, reliable service. Sign up today by calling us at 1-800-464-6334 or fill out this form for more information on how we can help you.