The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has accredited the Eugene, Oregon healthcare laundry operated by Alsco, the worldwide linen and uniform rental services company.

The accreditation comes after a voluntary inspection of Alsco/Eugene's complete textile processing cycle: from handling and transporting soiled healthcare textiles, to in-plant processing and delivery back to the customer.

"We're letting our customers know that they can have the utmost confidence that our laundering processes meet strict criteria for removing pathogens from healthcare textiles," said Bill Inge, Alsco general manager. "Our HLAC-accredited laundry service uses specialised wash processes to reduce and eliminate biological contaminants. Our processes meet federal regulations and guidelines as well as best industry practices."

HLAC is an independent, non-profit organisation that inspects and accredits laundries that process reusable textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.