According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) on any given day. HAIs account for more than 27 million additional hospital patient days annually. That is 5,000 additional patient days for the average hospital each year with each infection costing an average $20,000 – $25,000.
Medical laundry is the most touched hospital supply item before it gets into the patient room, while it is in the patient room and after it leaves the patient room. To reduce the risk to patients, it is important to launder medical linens, including scrubs, according to AORN standards – in a manner that will reduce pathogens to an acceptable level that does not pose a threat to patient health.
Faultless Healthcare Linen processes 1.5 million pieces of health laundry at this standard every week.