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3 Jackson hospitals to consolidate laundry operations


JACKSON, Mississippi — Three Jackson hospitals are consolidating laundry operation in a public-private partnership executives say will save each millions.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1WSVO2A ) University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic Hospital and Baptist Health Systems will use Crown Health Care Laundry Services, a national health care laundry processor that opened a location in Columbia in 2013.

The state College Board approved UMMC's five-year agreement with Crown last week. Crown expects to hire 30 to 35 additional employees at their Columbia plant as a result of the increased workload from the contracts.

UMMC processes 4.2 million pounds of laundry on-site annually. Baptist Health Systems processes 4 million pounds and St. Dominic, 2.7 million.

UMMC's vice chancellor for health affairs, LouAnn Woodward, says the cost savings will arrive via avoiding replacing on-site laundry equipment.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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