Eisenhower Medical Center Chooses Emerald Textiles as Exclusive Linen Services Provider

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Emerald Textiles, the environmentally responsible choice in commercial healthcare laundry, partners with Eisenhower Medical Center as their exclusive linen provider.

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“Since Emerald began managing our linen services, we have happier employees and patients,” said Dana Francis, director of environmental services for Eisenhower Medical Center.

Emerald Textiles™, a Southern California commercial healthcare laundry provider, is pleased to announce its selection as exclusive vendor of linen rentals and services for Eisenhower Medical Center. Emerald Textiles operates the most technologically-advanced commercial laundry facility in the United States and saves the county of San Diego more than 700,000 therms of natural gas and expects to save 40,000,000 gallons of water annually.

“We are proud to be the exclusive provider of linen services for Eisenhower Medical Center, and we share their commitment to quality, innovation and the environment,” said Tom Gildred, founder and chief executive officer of Emerald Textiles. “Emerald provides the most environmentally responsible choice and the highest quality linens combined with cost-saving solutions for our customers.”

Located on a 130-acre campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower Medical Center is the area’s only not-for-profit hospital. Eisenhower is proud of its history of providing high quality, compassionate care for nearly 40 years through a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and emergency facilities.

Dedicated in 1971, Eisenhower Medical Center is named in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who lived part time in the Coachella Valley during his retirement.

“We are pleased with the quality and cleanliness that Emerald is providing and proud to work with a provider who is focused on sustainability and the environment,” said Dana Francis, director of environmental services for Eisenhower Medical Center. “Since Emerald began managing our linen services, we have happier employees and patients.”

Emerald Textiles’ San Diego facility is housed in an 111,000 square-foot industrial building and outfitted with the most advanced technology available. Fully compliant with all federal, state and industry regulations, it is the first commercial laundry in San Diego to provide 100-percent separation between the soil and clean areas of the plant.

Emerald recently received the SDG&E Savings by Design Award, in recognition for its advanced design and extreme energy efficiency. Savings by Design is an award created by the California Public Utilities Commission and San Diego Gas & Electric.

About Eisenhower Medical Center
Eisenhower Medical Center is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 542-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, and the Betty Ford Center, also located on the Eisenhower campus. Currently in the process of becoming a teaching hospital by 2013, the medical center is renowned for its Centers of Excellence in Orthopedics at Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center, Cardiovascular at the Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center, Neuroscience at the Eisenhower Neuroscience Institute, and Oncology at the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. Situated on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, the medical center has provided a full range of quality medical and educational services for nearly 40 years for residents and visitors to the greater Coachella Valley. For more information, visit emc.org.

About Emerald Textiles
Emerald Textiles provides the most environmentally responsible, high quality, linen rental and management solutions for the Southern California healthcare industry. Emerald’s new, state-of-the-art service center is located in San Diego, California and serves customers including Scripps Health, Sharp HealthCare and UC San Diego Health System. Emerald Textiles utilizes the latest technology and provides a higher standard of cleanliness, industry compliance and customer satisfaction.

For more information about Emerald Textiles and its services, please visit emeraldsd.com
Contact: Lisa Kendall, (858) 414-5855.

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