Shared Hospital Services Corporation is one of the nation's most comprehensively integrated textile maintenance & linen services organizations.Learn More
SHSC utilizes equipment and technology in its washing process that drastically reduces the amount of water usage without compromising washing quality. In its Continuous Batch Washers, only about a half gallon of water per pound is utilized. This saves about 4.9 million gallons of water per year, enough to service 41 families of four for an entire month.
SHSC is able to (in addition to the equipment manufacturer's devices) trap errant lint that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere. Did you know that in some instances (though not yet at SHSC) the collected lint is used by funeral homes as padding for caskets? SHSC trucking and delivery schedules and routes are established to minimize high traffic emission periods. This reduces SHSC's environmental impact/carbon footprint.
SHSC contributes towards the reduction of waste products stemming from the use of disposable materials by embracing and using reusable and recyclable surgical items (towels, gowns, wrappers, etc.). SHSC continues to impact our earth positively with over 238,000 reusable packs assembled yearly. SHSC area landfills receive lesser loads in part due to SHSC's work.