May 2020 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (St. Charles, IL) is proud to announce HLSG CEO, Joseph LaPorta, was featured in the TRSA article, TRSA Reports: Textile Industry Focusing on Medical Garments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. The article focuses on the benefits of reuseable PPE and how laundry facilities are equipped to handle the washing and disinfecting of all reuseable PPE. Mr. LaPorta discussed how isolation gowns adhere to CDC guidelines and laundry facilities are operating 24/7 successfully meeting all healthcare facilities needs that HLSG serve.
April 2020 – Healthcare Linen Services Group (St. Charles, IL) is proud to announce the great work of the Superior Health Linens division in supporting the COVID-19 efforts of the City of Chicago. Superior Health Linens in Batavia, IL will now support all linen services for the McCormick Place located in downtown Chicago. The McCormick Place has become an overflow location for COVID-19 patients, and the Convention Center has been converted into a makeshift hospital with 3,000 beds to house COVID-19 patients. The Army Corp of Engineers, working with FEMA, have created the facility. The Superior team is proud to be a part of this project and its involvement was led by Josh Bostick, Director of Customer Service (SHL). Josh Bostick stated, “This is probably the proudest time for me while working in this business.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.