HISTORY OF HCL

Hospital Cooperative Laundry is a cooperative laundry owned by the hospitals we serve. Today we serve 40 hospitals and many clinics, with an annual volume of 50 million pounds processed.

Hospital Cooperative Laundry, Inc. was formed in 1991 in response to the need for high quality, efficient laundry/ linen services by St. Anthony Hospitals, Swedish Medical Center and Rose Medical Center. In addition to providing a full spectrum of services including full linen management, packroom and distribution services at each of the owner member facilities, the Cooperative has continued to attract new customers and expand core services. The original production facility, HCL North, is located at 6225 East 38th Avenue in Denver, Colorado and serves healthcare facilities in the greater Denver area. Due to the success and expansion of HCL, in May 2001 a second processing facility was opened, HCL South, located at 110 Greenhorn Drive in Pueblo, Colorado to serve the members and customers in Southern Colorado.

HCL provides quality laundry processing, packroom services and hospital linen distribution services to its owner member hospitals. We accomplish our important work because of the help of people like you.

HEALTHCARE LAUNDRY ACCREDITED COUNCIL

HCL is proud to announce its accreditation – the industry’s highest rating on quality and safety - from the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). HCL Pueblo received their accreditation in March 2010 and HCL Denver received their accreditation in August 2011.

HLAC is a non-profit organization that inspects and accredits laundries processing healthcare textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities

HLAC publishes high standards for processing healthcare textiles and laundries must meet those high standards in order to become accredited. The decision to become accredited is entirely voluntary.

Becoming accredited makes HCL a better company. It gives our customers peace of mind knowing their supplier is meeting the highest standards in processing healthcare textiles. We at HCL, feel it was the right thing to do

The HLAC accreditation process was developed with several industry groups including: American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES), American Reusable Textiles Association (ARTA), Association for Linen Management (ALM), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM), and Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA).

HCL is committed to providing the best quality and service possible.

HYGIENICALLY CLEAN HEALTHCARE

“Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification reflects Laundries’ commitment to best management practice (BMPs) in laundering as verified by third-party Inspection and their capability to produce hygienically Clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial Testing.”

Hygienically Clean publishes high standards for processing healthcare textiles and laundries must meet those high standards in order to become accredited. The decision to become accredited is entirely voluntary. Becoming accredited makes HCL a better company. It gives our customers peace of mind knowing their supplier is meeting the highest standards in processing healthcare textiles. We at HCL, feel it was the right thing to do.

OUR MISSION

Hospital Cooperative Laundry is committed to providing its owner member hospitals the highest possible quality linen products and services, produced in an efficient and cost effective manner.

OUR VALUES

  • Each employee is both a respected individual and a valuable resource who must benefit from and contribute to the company’s success.
  • Our owners deserve to have the highest level of service at the lowest possible cost.
  • Concern for the image we portray in conducting business with our customers shall be ever present.
  • Equal opportunity is a priority in managing our business.
  • Innovation will be our lifeblood; everyone’s ideas are encouraged
  • We will serve our communities and hospitals as responsible individuals and citizens.
  • Above all, we will conduct the business with integrity.