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Microbiologic Sampling of Healthcare Linens

HLAC offers third-party certification of laundry facilities’ linen processes which includes facilities to implement routine microbiological and yeast/mold testing on its products.

Navigating the Intersection Where Healthcare Laundry and Infection Prevention Meet

The healthcare textile is the one common factor of every patient experience in their hospital or long-term facility encounter. Every patient’s skin will touch a sheet, towel, bed pad, washcloth, bedspread, or blanket. Not every patient will have physical contact with a physician, nurse or other clinician.

HLAC Names New Executive Director

PLAINFIELD, IL ­– April 14, 2022 – The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has named Kristen (Krissy) Thayer Executive Director, effective April 18. Thayer will replace longtime Executive Director Regina Baras, who has served in the role for almost 11 years and who is voluntarily stepping down.

Managing Pharmaceutical Waste: What Healthcare Laundry Facilities Need to Know

Your clients should have a robust pharmaceutical waste management program!

The Value of Accreditation Within the New World of Healthcare Laundry

The Ebola crisis served as a wake-up call for many in our industry. We’ve been reminded just how important preparation continues to be.

Benefits and Advantages of Process Driven Accreditation

Laundries accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) are the recipients of many advantages and benefits. The key benefit is process accreditation which provides assurance that the entire process with which the textile has come into contact with has been reviewed.
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