SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Mission Linen Supply has signed an exclusive three-year contract with Lancaster Community Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center in Lancaster, Calif. Under the arrangement, both facilities will rely on Mission Linen’s Lancaster plant to meet all of their patient linen-supply needs, the textile rental company says.
Lancaster Community Hospital uses more than 60,000 pieces of linen per month, and with the opening of the Palmdale Regional Medical Center, linen usage is expected to expand by 10%, according to Mission Linen. The partnership promises to have a positive impact on the local economy and provide employment possibilities, the company adds.
“Everyone at Mission Linen is pleased by the opportunity and proud to partner with Lancaster Community Hospital and the new Palmdale Regional Medical Center,” says Karl Willig, Mission Linen’s president and chief executive officer. “We are excited to contribute our years of experience meeting rigorous healthcare standards, along with the benefits of being a locally operated business. As their neighbor in Lancaster, we look forward to working with these two facilities to provide the best quality service and care to patients in this region.”
“In assessing our linen situation, Mission Linen quickly appeared to be the clear choice,” says Justin Kendrick, Lancaster Community Health’s associate administrator. “Besides providing the professional services we were looking for, the fact that they have a local plant in Lancaster was also very important. We look forward to many years of shared success providing the healthcare services the residents of the Antelope Valley deserve.”
Mission Linen Supply manages more than 50 plants and employs approximately 3,000 people in California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Oregon.