Clifton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/31/2015 -- ImageFIRST New Jersey is pleased to announce that they now have a Cubicle Curtain Cleaning Program available for hospitals. ImageFIRST, headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, provides high-quality healthcare laundry services to a wide array of medical institutions all over the continental United States and Puerto Rico. ImageFIRST New Jersey is one of many locations across the U.S. offering this innovative program. Organizations that select this program will be able to improve patient safety through added infection prevention efforts.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), patients in hospitals all over the U.S. contract (at least) one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). What's more, in a study that reviewed the amount of bacteria that was found on hospital curtains, scientists discovered that over 90% of them were contaminated after only a week with multiple bacteria, and that many hospitals do not have robust processes in place to change them.
Regarding HAIs, Jeff Berstein, President of ImageFIRST, had this to say, "HAIs are associated with a variety of risk factors, including transmissions between patients and healthcare workers. Furthermore, recent studies have indicated that almost 20% to 40% of them can be traced back to the caregiver's hands. So, commonly touched surfaces such as cubicle curtains can be problematic."
Healthcare institutions that opt for ImageFIRST's Cubicle Curtain Cleaning Program will be pleased to know that the company will install new special curtains without any up-front cost. After the installation, an ImageFIRST team member will regularly replace the dirty curtains with clean ones, then scan the dirty panels' RFID chips with a hand-held for tracking and documentation. The replaced curtains are sanitized at the local laundry plant.
When hospitals and various other medical institutions are looking for a cost-effective way to keep cubicle curtains clean, ImageFIRST is the company to choose.
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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%.
To hear more about ImageFIRST New Jersey and the services that they provide to healthcare facilities within the Garden State and beyond, please visit http://newjersey.imagefirst.com/