New partnership brings pre-packed medical linen service to Texas Panhandle

25 February 2022

Medline has announced it has entered into a partnership with North Heights Linen Service, a full-service healthcare laundry processing facility in Amarillo, Texas, to provide access to its Ready-to-Use pre-washed and pre-packaged linens to health systems across the country. To kick off the partnership, Medline also worked directly with North Heights Linen Service to set up operations in their new healthcare laundry plant, which opened in June 2021.

Medline’s Ready-to-Use pre-laundered and pre-packaged linens undergo a rigorous sanitising and handling process and are critical in supporting healthcare workers as a more efficient and timely solution during emergency and labour-constrained circumstances. These pre-laundered sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths and patient gowns are ready for immediate use, skipping the processing step required for new product injections. Being processed in the Texas Panhandle, local communities benefit tremendously, given the history of the lack of healthcare laundry processing facilities in the nearby area and the region’s susceptibility to weather-related events, in addition to health systems nationally.

“Medline couldn’t be more excited with the development and launch of the Ready-to-Use Linen Program,” said John Piazzi, director of product management for Medline’s textiles division. “Healthcare linen processing is being put in an enormous bind facing volatility in labor, demand and product availability. North Heights Linen Service has been a fantastic partner to implement this new program with, and it is a true win-win scenario. We’re ecstatic to bring an impactful product solution to our customers while providing work opportunities to the North Heights community.” For more information on Medline please visit here.

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