Cedar Rapids, IA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2016 -- ImageFIRST, a nationwide provider of medical linen and laundry services, frequently shares information with its clients regarding the company's unique position as one that exclusively serves the healthcare sector. As a specialized provider, ImageFIRST hones in on the unique needs of the industry, from infection prevention to OSHA compliance, and delivers products and services that exceed these standards. However, less has been said about ImageFIRST's understanding of not just the logistical needs of healthcare providers but their emotional impact on the lives of patients, as well.
ImageFIRST Cedar Rapids, which serves the state of Iowa, recently shared a personal story from Darrell Boyles, General Manager at ImageFIRST North Carolina, that illustrates the way that ImageFIRST touches lives every day. One month before Boyles started working for ImageFIRST, his mother passed away while in hospice care. Boyles realized that his mother, a hospice resident for the last several months of her life, had been cared for with ImageFIRST towels and blankets, and Boyles himself, as well as other family members who stayed overnight with his mother, slept under ImageFIRST blankets and pillowcases while they kept her company.
This wasn't the only personal impact that ImageFIRST had on Boyles' life or that of a loved one: His wife, he wrote, learned of her diagnosis while wearing an ImageFIRST mammography gown, and Boyles' wife wore ImageFIRST gowns during every important step of cancer treatment, from discussing options with her surgeon to learning that she was in remission.
These realizations prompted Boyles to reflect on the powerful personal impact that ImageFIRST's blankets, towels, gowns, scrubs, uniforms and other products have on the lives of patients from Charlotte, NC to Des Moines, IA. More than a practicality, ImageFIRST's products are an integral part of potentially life-changing doctor's visits and hospital stays.
Darrell Boyles' story is just one out of hundreds of similar experiences that testify to the impact of ImageFIRST's role as a medical laundry, linen and uniform provider. Healthcare providers in the Des Moines, IA area interested in learning more about ImageFIRST Cedar Rapids and their full suite of solutions for healthcare facilities can do so by visiting http://cedar-rapids.imagefirst.com.
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%.