SmartScrubs Launches Payroll Deduction Option for Uniform Programs

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New feature at SmartScrubs offers health care organizations a convenient payment option for employees required to adhere to color-coded dress codes and standardized uniform guidelines.

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SmartScrubs specializes in group uniform programs for health care organizations.

Payroll deduction is an excellent way to ease the economic burden of uniform purchases.

As health care organizations increasingly move toward color-coded uniforms to improve brand identity and patient satisfaction, SmartScrubs® has launched a payroll deduction payment option as part of its group uniform programs. The feature, which allows employees to deduct uniform purchases from their paychecks, aims to make adherence to new dress code policies easier for staff and management.

“Typically, an organization’s standardized uniform guidelines are not optional,” explains David Spresser, president of SmartScrubs. “So it’s important that organizations can offer payment solutions that make it convenient for the staff to comply with the dress code. Payroll deduction is an excellent way to ease the economic burden of uniform purchases.”

The payroll deduction payment feature was first rolled out to employees of NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida following feedback from employees they’d like the ability to deduct uniform orders from their paychecks. NCH launched its new color-coded dress code in January 2015 and uses a SmartScrubs program to pay for a pre-determined number of uniform sets for 3,303 staff members. Employees are given the opportunity to purchase additional uniforms using the NCH online uniform portal provided by SmartScrubs.

NCH administrators developed a payroll deduction policy and require all employees to visit the custom website to accept the terms of the policy prior to ordering. The policy defines a monthly limit of payroll deduction purchases as well as how much money will be deducted per paycheck.

SmartScrubs expects this to be a popular option for health care organizations. As more adopt color-coded uniforms to help patients and visitors more easily identify caregivers, administrators are always looking for ways to make the dress code easy for employees to manage.

Since the feature was introduced, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare has added payroll deduction to its SmartScrubs group uniform program. Lakeland Regional Health began its rollout last month.

About SmartScrubs
SmartScrubs® specializes in group uniform programs for health care organizations across multiple industries including medical, dental, veterinary and long-term care. An industry leader and innovator, SmartScrubs implements complex uniform programs simply and efficiently using custom solutions and tools such as the Fitting Edge® mobile app. A group uniform program Powered by SmartScrubs can improve patient safety and satisfaction, differentiate an organization and build its brand. Learn more at smartscrubs.com/groups

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