SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Mission Linen Supply, a provider of rental and direct-sale linens and uniforms, supplies, and related services, announced its national accreditation from the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) for its facility in Lancaster, California.
HLAC, a nonprofit organization, was formed as an independent third party to inspect and recognize laundries that process reusable textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. HLAC’s professionally recognized accreditation criteria include every aspect of textile processing, from handling soiled health care linens to in-plant processing and delivery back to the customer. To earn this national recognition, Mission’s Lancaster facility had to ensure that all products, systems and procedures met HLAC’s high-quality standards. This involved an evaluation of the overall layout of the facility as well as training procedures, customer service, storage, equipment maintenance and protocols.
“Earning accreditation from HLAC adds value to our business across the board,” said Chet Gilliatt, district manager overseeing Mission’s Lancaster facility. “Receiving this third-party recognition makes us a better company and gives our customers peace of mind. It not only helps communicate our commitment to achieving the highest possible standards in processing health care textiles, but also provides our customers with transparency about our procedures.”
Mission’s Lancaster facility marks the company’s eighth national HLAC accreditation. With regional operations throughout the western United States, Mission’s other accredited laundry operations include California facilities in Chino, Oxnard, Salinas, Fresno and Bakersfield, as well as facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona. Each HLAC accreditation must be renewed every three years, and Mission is currently one of only five companies to hold the HLAC accreditation in California.