PHOENIX, Ariz. – AmeriPride Services Inc., announced its Phoenix branch received accreditation from Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) Board of Directors, verifying that the plant meets the highest standards in processing textiles used in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. HLAC is an independent, non-profit organization that inspects and accredits laundries that process textiles for the healthcare industry.
“This achievement shows our ongoing commitment to healthcare customers by demonstrating that our production facility meets all HLAC guidelines for processing healthcare garments and other textiles,” said Ken Snyder, General Manager of the Phoenix branch. “We want our customers to have confidence that our facilities meet and exceed their expectations and adhere to industry standards for hygiene and safety.”
The decision to become accredited is completely voluntary and a commercial laundry must adhere to quality standards for its equipment, operations and personnel. Upon successful implementation of these criteria, a facility must then undergo rigorous testing and an onsite inspection. HLAC may administer unannounced inspections of accredited facilities to ensure ongoing compliance.
“Congratulations to AmeriPride and their Phoenix management team on achieving this accreditation,” said John Scherberger, HLAC President. “This milestone demonstrates the company’s dedication and commitment to serving the Arizona healthcare industry.”
AmeriPride’s Phoenix facility also recently received the Textile Rental Services Association’s ‘Hygienically Clean Healthcare’ designation, verifying that products cleaned in the plant meet hygiene standards appropriate for medical facilities. AmeriPride is the only laundry in Arizona that is both HLAC and TRSA Hygienically Clean certified.