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August 26, 2021

Reducing Enviromental Impacts Through a Streamlined Laundry Management System

At HHS, we believe that preserving natural resources and reducing the carbon footprint are vital to the success of support services. These principles stand as pillars for our Linen Utilization Management (LUM) program.

First introduced in 2014, our LUM service was crafted to help healthcare facilities increase efficiency and create a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly approach to resource utilization. 

What We Provide

  • Dedicated, on-site linen expert that manages the entire linen process

  • Total transparency resulting in no additional cost or risk

  • ThreadCount technology that offers real-time insight into linen usage

  • Continuing education for team members around linen-related challenges

  • Full financial reconciliation for linen negotiations, invoices, and distribution

By incorporating a tailored LUM program into their current laundry management systems, our partners throughout the United States have been able to reduce their linen usage by more than 22 million pounds.

This reduction is achieved by bringing transparency to linen processing and closely monitoring the use and disposal of linen, influencing the sustainability of each program and minimization of each facility’s carbon footprint.

By eliminating more than 22 million pounds of unnecessary linen usage, the HHS LUM program has helped our hospital partners to collectively:

“The HHS LUM Program helps hospitals become more environmentally sustainable by providing real-time visibility into hospital linen programs, which allows proactive managers to reduce unnecessary waste and improve operational efficiency,” explains Jake McCuistion, Senior Executive Vice President, Healthcare.

As we move forward together, it’s our goal to continue to refine our processes to help reduce the impact that we, and our partners, have on the environment.

Tag(s): Healthcare

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