Cleveland, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2015 -- In the healthcare industry, workplace hygiene affects much more than the medical professional themselves, it affects patients, visitors and even their families and friends at home. A recent study on employee hand hygiene shows compelling data that company culture and peer/supervisor attitudes strongly affect compliance with regulations.
Maura P. Smiddy, MPH, a researcher working with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork in Ireland explained that, to measure employee compliance with hand hygiene, they had to rely on observational, interventional and self-reporting approaches. In the end, the information they gathered strongly supported their original thesis. The research team extrapolated data from ten articles, from Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Taiwan and the USA.
ImageFIRST Cleveland recognizes that workplace culture impacts staff and individual behavior regarding hand hygiene and cleanliness. Sanitized medical apparel and linens, prevailing staff attitude, cleaning supplies and strong enforcement together can help healthcare offices prevent the spread of infection. To help their customers be successful with proper sanitation standards, ImageFIRST devotes its services to providing quality linens and garments that are sanitized to meets or exceed regulation standards.
ImageFIRST Cleveland's linens and patient gowns are manufactured to the height of comfort and cleaned to the best sanitation possible. All their products are sterilized and protected with their Triple BioShield Protection process, which means that linens, scrubs and patient gowns are not only clean, inhibit bacteria that may land on them from growing.
Their products include patient apparel such as gowns and robes, scrubs and medical apparel such as warm-up jackets, lab coats, surgical gowns, bed and bath linens, as well as linen storage, hampers and more. Their products arrive remarkable and unquestionably clean, delivered by a Customer Advocate. Each time, their linens and gowns are professionally cleaned by their skilled associates, helping to promote cleaner environments in practices of all sizes. Their Customer Advocates are fully trained in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's blood-borne pathogen regulations and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, in order to further promote privacy and cleanliness amongst their clientele and associates alike.
ImageFIRST Cleveland helps clientele put their best foot forward, offering freshly sanitized and wrapped linens in vibrant white to show that the extra attention to the quality and safety of their linens.
Outpatient healthcare facilities looking to enhance their patient experience can contact ImageFIRST Cleveland by phone at 800-932-7472 or fill out a contact form right on their website.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the outpatient medical market. ImageFIRST Cleveland is one of ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide, serving 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 Cleveland, please visit http://cleveland.imagefirst.com/