Alsco Inc, the international linen and uniform-rental provider to healthcare organisations, automotive and industrial facilities around the world, has recently achieved the Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification for its facilities located in these cities: San Jose and Santa Rosa, California; North Las Vegas and St. George, Utah. These locations join the following Alsco facilities that also carry the Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification: Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco facilities in California; Washington, D.C.; Shreveport, Louisiana; Carson City, Nevada; and the Charlotte, Durham, and Raleigh facilities in North Carolina.

 Hygienically Clean is the quantified, validated standard and measure for hygienically clean textiles in North America since 2011,  and achieving this certification reflects their commitment to best management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by on-site inspection and their capability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing based on established hygienically clean healthcare textile methods and standards.

Objective experts in epidemiology, infection control, nursing and other healthcare professions work with Hygienically Clean launderers to ensure the certification continues to enforce the highest standards for producing clean healthcare textiles.

“Congratulations to Alsco on their certifications,” said Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO. “This achievement proves their commitment to infection prevention and that their laundries take every step possible to prevent human illness.”

Hygienically Clean reflects the evolution of healthcare laundry certification in light of growing global concerns about infection control, documenting practices that ensure elimination of potentially harmful microbial content while adding quantifiable verification of continuous improvement in overall cleanliness.

For information on Hygienically Clean certification programs, contact Angela Freeman, director, certification programmes at 703.519.0029, ext. 111, or email