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ATLANTA, December 14, 2018 –  IPA, LLC, the worldwide leader in surgical scrubs and healthcare linen automation, announced today that it has surpassed the 1,000-customer mark. IPA serves clients from all over the globe, with the largest concentration located in the U.S. and across 15 international countries including Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

 

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ATLANTA, August 1, 2018 ─ IPA, LLC the worldwide leader in surgical scrubs and healthcare linen automation, today announced the launch of its next generation scrubEx® technology. Further advancing the scrubEx product line, the new model offers innovative enhancements designed to re-engineer scrub management and distribution for hospitals and health systems.

 

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ATLANTA, April 2018 - IPA® LLC, the worldwide leader in surgical scrubs and healthcare linen automation, is pleased to announce the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Duluth, Georgia. The larger facility is aimed to better serve clients while also supporting increased growth and demand.

 

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ATLANTA, December 2017 - IPA is proud to announce the completion of its 10,000th unit at the company’s headquarters and manufacturing center in Suwanee, Ga. The unit, an alEx® automated linen center, is designed to help hospitals reduce costs and increase nurse satisfaction by streamlining linen management.  
 

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ATLANTA, June 2017 - Meditek, a family-owned Winnipeg hospital equipment distribution company, now offers scrubEx and alEx to hospitals in Western Canada. 

Brad Samuels, the company’s marketing director, said he can’t recall ever receiving the level of interest that’s being expressed since the company introduced the automated operating room scrubs and linen dispensing and receiving equipment.

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ATLANTA, November 2016 - According to the recently published research report by TMR, the global market for hospital linen supply and management services, which offered an opportunity worth US$7.4 bn in 2015, is likely to rise at a CAGR of 2.40% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and increase to US$.1 bn by the end of the forecast period. Linen bed sheet/pillowcases emerged as the most valued products in 2015 with a share of 34.4% in the overall market. Thanks to the growing awareness regarding hygiene among consumers, researchers expect the demand for linen bed sheet/pillowcases to continue to experience strong growth over the next few years.

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ATLANTA, October 2016 - A new study shows that bacteria that can cause serious infections frequently spread from patients in intensive care units to scrubs and the environment, a finding that highlights the importance of hospital infection control practices.​

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ATLANTA, July 2016 - When Adventist Health/Central Valley Network in Hanford, Calif., audited attire policies and practices against AORN’s updated Guideline for Surgical Attire in 2012, they found several incorrect attire policies and habits that needed to change. With a strategic approach that included comprehensive evidence-based education, ongoing reeducation and a life-size poster of their physician champion in correct attire at the OR red line, attire practices have transformed for the better.

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ATLANTA, July 2016 - TRSA recently updated its Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification standard to address the care and use of exchange carts, a long-time industry practice for the safe delivery and storage of linens between commercial laundries and healthcare facilities.

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ATLANTA, June 2016 - The scrubXchange solution is an innovative high-capacity scrub dispenser. It allows laundries to offer a full service program that combines scrubs, automation, delivery, and processing.

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ATLANTA, May 2016 - With more than 90 years in the medical uniform and linen rental business, Unitex is all too familiar with the challenges hospitals face with scrub management. Scrub loss, theft and open distribution carts create a perfect storm that leads to both physician and linen-staff dissatisfaction. Plus, lost inventory creates difficult conversations with hospitals around who should pay—the laundry or the hospital?

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ATLANTA, February 2016 - "This is a real win/win for the organization. With the scrubEx system in place we are getting over 98% of the scrubs returned. Also, since it is an automated dispensing system, we only have to fill it once a day and can view on the computer exactly what needs replenishing. The hoarding of scrubs in personal lockers has stopped since the staff understand they will have clean scrubs available when they need them. From an ROI perspective, we have been able to demonstrate an ROI in months rather than years since we’re only spending a fraction of the amount for replacement scrubs.” -  Grover Evans, Director, DeKalb Medical

 

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ATLANTA, January 28, 2016 - With a diverse set of leadership experiences within the healthcare industry, Gomes has driven growth and operational excellence across multiple roles spanning sales, strategic planning, operations and business development. Most recently, he served as the General Manager of IPA, with responsibility for all finance and operations functions including Client Services, Product Management, and Manufacturing.

 

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ATLANTA, November 17, 2015 - Considered the highest rated plant tour ever offered at a TRSA event, the team at Unitex in Brunswick NJ, offered a first-hand look at their management and operational practices. As part of the tour, attendees learned how Unitex services their hospitals by providing a turnkey scrub solution with scrubXchange.

 

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ATLANTA, October 8, 2015 - When it comes to the problems laundry managers or their customers face, linen loss is one of the biggest, according to respondents to American Laundry News’ latest Your Views survey. More than 55% of managers who took the survey say that linen loss "is one of our biggest issues.

 

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ATLANTA, October 8, 2015 - Eisenhower Army Medical Center plans to reduce linen loss and ensure clinical staff has the proper clothing at a moment's notice with the scrubEx solution.

 

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ATLANTA, April 20, 2015 - Innovative technology systems at the new McGill University Health Centre in Montreal are highlighted, including the scrubEx solution.

 

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ATLANTA, September 29, 2014 - This video from TRSA illustrates key ways linen is wasted in hospitals.

 

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ATLANTA, September 10, 2014 - Nearly 90% of all linen used in U.S. hospitals does not reach its useful life – costing the healthcare industry an estimated $840 million annually. To stem these losses, healthcare providers need to understand the problem and work with staff, technology partners and laundry contractors to implement solutions.

 

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ATLANTA, August 26, 2014 - IPA is now part of Roper’s Medical and Scientific Imaging segment.

 

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ATLANTA, September 17, 2013 - IPA's own Mary Ann Curtis explains how linen and scrub loss are major concerns for many medical facilities. 

 

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ATLANTA, December 18, 2012 - IPA partners with the Georgia Institute of Technology to gain operating efficiencies and better serve its clients.

 

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