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ImageFIRST Introduces Fully-Managed Solutions for Scrubs and Lab Coats

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:00 AM CST, Mon, January 22,2018

Atlanta, GA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/22/2018 -- This January, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists introduces fully-managed scrubs and lab coats solutions to medical facilities nationwide. These solutions rely on the innovative use of RFID technology.

Health systems and surgery centers reportedly often struggle with scrub inventory management. These challenges can arise from having insufficient inventory, stocking the wrong sizes, or facility staff accidentally wearing their scrubs home, all of which can cause inventory shortages and costly replacement purchases.

To address these challenges and ensure that medical facilities in Atlanta, GA (and elsewhere throughout the country), have all the healthcare gowns and other linen products they need, ImageFIRST has developed fully-managed programs that utilize UHF RFID technology.

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a form of wireless communication that uses radio waves to identify and track objects. UHF stands for "Ultra High Frequency," the latest in RFID technology.

When applied to inventory management, this safe and proven technology allows ImageFIRST to provide accurate, real-time inventory reporting to customers. Jay Juffre, vice president of operations and national service director of ImageFIRST, explains, "Our clients are already using this technology to monitor hospital equipment, so it made sense to use it for scrubs." He adds, "Our use of UHF RFID enables us to easily keep track of who borrowed scrubs and when they were returned, and provide that information back to the administrator."

Leveraging UHF RFID technology allows ImageFIRST to help medical facilities proactively avoid scrub shortages, minimize loss, ensure that they have the right sizes, and keep staff accountable. Medical offices and health system departments can work with ImageFIRST to create their own management program that meets their needs. They are able to select styles of scrubs or lab coats, choose the inventory management program that works for them, pick storage solutions, and add proactive guarantee options as needed.

ImageFIRST offers a variety of quality scrubs and durable lab coats in women's and men's/unisex sizes, including tall and petite. Once a medical facility selects their ImageFIRST apparel, they can select their inventory management program. From there, each staff member will be sized by ImageFIRST to ensure a proper fit. Additionally, customers can opt into embroidering staff apparel to personalize scrubs and lab coats with logos and lettering.

Medical facilities can request these management programs and many other linen services and solutions from ImageFIRST, all of which have been developed to alleviate medical staff of the burden of linen management so that they may focus on patient care.

To learn more about the laundry and linen services that ImageFIRST offers in Atlanta, GA, and throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, call 800-932-7472 or visit

About ImageFIRST
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRSTĀ® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 11,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients' linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort CareĀ® line of gowns are proven to increase patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit

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