Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada, has been awarded Textile Rental Services Association’s (TRSA) Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification, reflecting its 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.

Ecotex has provided laundry and linen management services to hospitals and other medical facilities for more than 30 years. Other Ecotex laundries that carry the certification are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Tacoma, Washington in the United States; and in Canada, Abbotsford, British Columbia, and Mississauga, Ontario.

The Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification confirms the organization’s continuing dedication to infection prevention, compliance with recognized industry standards and processing healthcare textiles using BMPs as described in its quality assurance documentation, a focal point for Hygienically Clean inspectors’ evaluation.

Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification acknowledges laundries’ effectiveness in protecting healthcare operations by verifying quality control procedures in linen, uniform and facility services operations related to the handling of textiles containing blood and other potentially infectious materials.

“Congratulations to Ecotex Healthcare Linen on their certification,” said Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO. “This achievement proves its commitment to infection prevention and that the laundry takes every step possible to prevent human illness.”