Emerald Textiles Selected by Sharp HealthCare as Exclusive Provider of Linens and Linen Services

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Emerald Textiles, the Environmentally Responsible Choice in Healthcare Linen Services, Saves Water and Energy while Reducing Costs for Sharp

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Emerald Textiles' High-Tech Facility

...said John Cihomsky, Vice President of Public Relations for Sharp HealthCare. “We are pleased to do business with a partner who is focused on sustainability and the environment."

Emerald Textiles, a Southern California commercial laundry service for health care providers, is proud to announce its selection by Sharp HealthCare as exclusive provider of linens and linen services for all Sharp facilities. Emerald Textiles recently opened the most technologically advanced laundry facility in the United States.

“We are proud to be the linen service provider for Sharp HealthCare, a recognized leader in healthcare,” said Tom Gildred, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Emerald Textiles. “Emerald is the most environmentally responsible choice for commercial linen services. With the newest technology and energy efficient processes, we provide our customers with the cleanest, high quality linens and solutions that save costs.”

Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego. Emerald Textiles provides linens and linen services to Sharp's four acute-care hospitals and three specialty hospitals, as well as to 19 Sharp Rees-Stealy medical centers. Sharp estimates it will save $1 million on linen rentals and services in the first year of its partnership with Emerald Textiles.

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 standards, it is the first commercial laundry in San Diego to provide 100-percent separation between the soil and clean areas of the plant, which is supported by positive air flow and automated processes.

In recognition for its advanced energy and water saving management systems, Emerald Textiles recently received the SDG&E Savings by Design Award, an award created as a partnership between the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and San Diego Gas & Electric.

“We’d like to congratulate Emerald Textiles on their Savings by Design Award, as well as their water-saving equipment and processes that are saving 40 million gallons of water a year for the county of San Diego,” said John Cihomsky, Vice President of Public Relations for Sharp HealthCare. “We are pleased to do business with a partner who is focused on sustainability and the environment. The Savings by Design Award demonstrates Emerald’s commitment to preserving resources in Southern California.”

About Emerald Textiles
Emerald Textiles provides the most environmentally responsible, high quality, linen rental and management solutions for the Southern California healthcare industry. Founded by Tom Gildred and Bob Payne in 2010, Emerald Textiles is a locally owned and operated company with a new, state-of-the-art service center located in San Diego, California. 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 http://www.emeraldsd.com.

Contact: Lisa Kendall, (858) 414-5855 or lkendall(at)emeraldsd(dot)com.

About Sharp HealthCare
A 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system. It is recognized for clinical excellence for services in cardiac, cancer and multiorgan transplantation, as well as orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health and women's health. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan. More information about Sharp HealthCare is available at http://www.sharp.com

Contact: John Cihomsky, (858) 499-4117 or John(dot)Cihomsky(at)sharp(dot)com.

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