Cedar Rapids, IA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/25/2016 -- Managing a healthcare facility is one of the toughest jobs in the nation. It requires round-the-clock readiness and a commitment to patient satisfaction that must also be balanced by smart administrative decisions about budgets, staff and inventory.
ImageFIRST Cedar Rapids, a medical linen and laundry service that provides high-quality, sanitized scrubs and uniforms to Davenport, IA-area to healthcare providers, is dedicated to being a cost-effective solution for smoother facility management and greater patient satisfaction. Recently, the company released a video explaining the advantages of their inventory management and billing system, a key component of their commitment to ValueFIRST.
The billing methods and terminology used by other linen and laundry providers can be confusing and has the potential to obfuscate how much providers are really paying for. Frequently, other medical linen services will issue a minimum weekly charge on inventory (typically, about 45% of the full inventory cost), regardless of how many products are actually used. This can result in unnecessarily high charges. Plus, many providers will add hidden fees for purported budget protection and auto-replacement.
Furthermore, some providers implement a "delayed exchange delivery system," in which there is no guaranteed return of inventory at the time of pick-up. This may lead to facilities not having the weekly amount that they need to account for fluctuating patient volume, thus racking up more charges for emergency inventory.
On the other hand, ImageFIRST Cedar Rapids understands that a linen service should never add to the difficulties of an already challenging job. That's why their flat-rate billing system is different: ImageFIRST's invoices are transparent, with no hidden fees. ImageFIRST determines inventory level based on needs to meet patient volume, and their immediate exchange delivery system ensures that no matter the heaviness of use during the week, the inventory is built back to its needs-based level on each delivery. The inventory level can also changes to handle patient volume fluctuation, and ImageFIRST Cedar Rapids' Customer Advocates are there to ensure that emergency linen deliveries happen when they are needed.
Learn more about staying on-budget and maintaining high-quality care with help from medical scrubs from ImageFIRST Cedar Rapids, located near Davenport, IA.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the outpatient medical market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 5,500 medical offices every week, providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and much more while partnering with facilities to better manage linen inventory. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable service: their Comfort Care gowns product line increases patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%.
For more information about ImageFIRST Cedar Rapids, the cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://cedar-rapids.imagefirst.com.