March 2020 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG) Leadership Team was brought together for a two-day intensive training from March 5 to March 6, 2020 to discuss company updates, industry best practices and COVID19 response. “These trainings and investments in our senior leadership are paramount to our GM driven model and high-performance culture even more important during challenging times,” stated Joseph LaPorta, CEO of HLSG.

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March 2020 – Logan’s Uniform Rentals (Shelbyville, KY), a member of Healthcare Linen Services Group, was among one of the five winners of the 2020 SafeTRSA Excellence Award. TRSA recognized Logan’s Uniform Rentals’ long 100-year history of little or no safety issues. Logan’s had no recordable incidents in 2019 and hasn’t had a lost-time incident since January 2017. The company attributes this success in part to a “culture of care” supported by years of safety expertise and daily monitoring. Employee behavior is vigilantly observed and corrected as needed. When an individual performs any hazardous task, a colleague or manager is present for its duration. Incentives or bonuses are provided for no incidents. Sales and service personnel hear about safety on a regular basis, with discussion of proper lifting and loading techniques, and hazards of driving and servicing customers.

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TCS Best Plant of the Year Award

March 2020 – TRSA’s selection of its first-ever Best Plants of the Year award reveres linen and uniform service sustainability, honoring operations more than 100 years apart in founding for contemporary best practices that reflect their dedication to efficiency and customer satisfaction. Textile Care Services (Rochester, MN), a member of Healthcare Linen Services Group, was one out the two plants awarded.

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Geotab

February 2020 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), a leading provider of linen management services to the healthcare and hospitality industries, has partnered with Geotab. HLSG will now utilize Geotab’s Fleet Management Solution across all divisions, Logan’s Healthcare Linens, Logan’s Uniform Rentals, Superior Health Linens, and Textile Care Services. Geotab’s open platform, connects commercial vehicles to the internet and provides web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

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HLSG + eMaint Partnership

February 2020 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), a leading provider of linen management services to the healthcare and hospitality industries, has partnered with eMaint™. HLSG will now utilize eMaint™ CMMS Software across all divisions, Logan’s Healthcare Linens, Logan’s Uniform Rentals, Superior Health Linens, and Textile Care Services. eMaint’s proprietary technology innovation is a comprehensive asset and maintenance management system that enables data-driven strategies to extend the life of assets (repair vs. replace) and improve ROI. The software’s ease of configuration allows HLSG to tailor the system for each division’s specific processes and company terms – greatly increasing user adoption of the new system.

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Textile Care Services

February 2020 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG) (St. Charles, IL) was featured in the American Laundry News’ (Chicago, IL) article titled, Understanding Material-handling System Needs for Selection (Part 1). Paul Jewison, VP of Engineering (HLSG) and GM (Textile Care Services), describes the material-handling system in the Textile Care Services, a member of HLSG, plant in Rochester, MN. Paul also discusses the many challenges and solutions faced when implementing his exemplary materials-handling system.

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HLSG Technology

January 2020 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (St. Charles, IL) is excited to announce the release of two new proprietary technologies enhancing the customer experience. These software-based customer tools are designed to support the HLSG customer base in managing linen utilization more efficiently. The new customer tools include the “FAST” system which is the feedback and services tracking package that automates customer surveys for real time customer rounding feedback and the “MYDASH” system offering healthcare administration real time key performance indicator metrics tracking in a dashboard format. “HLSG is committed to leading the industry in new and different ways to assist healthcare professionals in managing linen utilization and costs,” stated Greg Schermerhorn, Chief Services Officer.

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HLSG+Gurtler-Partnership

November 2019 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG) and Gurtler Industries are pleased to announce they have entered into a long-term strategic partnership agreement. Gurtler will provide all the specialty laundry chemicals and service to HLSG’s facilities under the Logan’s Linens and Superior Health Linens names. HLSG currently operates state-of-the-art laundry processing facilities in the Mid-West states delivering over 185 million pounds of assorted quality linens into both the healthcare and hospitality markets.

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HLSG Featured in TRSA Magazine

October 2019 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG) (St. Charles, IL) was featured in the TRSA Magazine (Alexandria, VA) article titled, ‘Harnessing The Passion’: Superior Health Linens Chief Outlines Strategy. Joseph LaPorta, president and CEO of HLSG, discusses the uniqueness of the linen industry, the new structure and growth of the organization, and how passion and commitment are at the core of HLSG’s success.

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HLSG + ALM

September 2019 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), a leading provider of linen management services to the healthcare and hospitality industries, has become one of the first companies to acquire the new Enterprise Membership from the Association for Linen Management (ALM). ALM’s Enterprise Membership is perfect for multi-location companies like HLSG; rather than continuing their independent Facility memberships, the new ALM Enterprise Membership gives improved continuity and cost savings for multi-plant operations.

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