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February 2018 FDR newsletter

Employee Appreciation:

Employee Appreciation: FDR Sponsors Annual Holiday Plant Luncheons and Corporate Party FDR values all the hard work and dedication their employees put into the company. Each and every employee at FDR is a member of our family which is why throughout the month of December, the New York, North Carolina, and Virginia plants all held holiday luncheons for plant employees. The parties were flowing with fun, food, and holiday cheer! FDR also hosted their annual holiday party for corporate employees at the Mill River Club in Oyster Bay, New York. This year’s theme at the corporate holiday party was casino night, which provided employees with the opportunity to learn how to play Craps, Black Jack, and Roulette. The party also included dinner, dessert, and raffle prizes. Every year, the owners of FDR, Donald and Keith Luneburg, and Jesse McCormack, give speeches at each party to recognize the achievements throughout the previous year. It unites everyone in the company to be able to get together and celebrate their success. Our team works diligently to keep FDR at the forefront of the healthcare laundry industry and we thank every one of our employees for their extra efforts in going above and beyond for our customers. Corporate Holiday Party Virginia Holiday Luncheon New York Holiday Luncheon North Carolina Holiday Luncheon Additional benefits include: Maximum absorbency and wicking technology that leaves patients feeling comfortable and dry. Featured Product Story: Dermapads At FDR, we take pride in providing our customers with superior products at the most competitive pricing. That’s why with increased focus on patient care and financial strains, we offer our clients reusable Dermapads as a cost-saving, friendly alternative to disposable incontinence pads. Implementing the use of Dermapads that are more absorbent, washable and durable can reduce capital and storage costs. Reducing costs by minimizing the buildup of moisture to support prevention of ulcers. For more information about Dermapads and our other cost-effective linen solutions, contact us here. 2

Here at FDR, we pride ourselves in being HLAC-accredited in our Front Royal, VA and Greensboro, NC laundry processing facilities. But what does this mean for our customers? The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) accredits laundries that process reusable textiles for healthcare facilities based on the highest, professionally recognized standards for patient safety and infection prevention. Having an HLACaccreditation means that we’ve raised the bar on patient safety, credibility, and quality improvement and that our practices are the industry’s best and most current available. To receive accreditation by HLAC, a laundry processing facility must pass an HLAC inspection of its facility, policies and procedures, and the entire textile laundering process from start to finish. This includes the handling and transporting of soiled healthcare linens, the in-plant laundering, and delivery back to the customer. A routine inspection includes a physical walk-through of the entire plant and places critical assessment on factors such as design, equipment, training, practices, protocols, and observance of regulatory body requirements. Being an HLAC-accredited laundry means that we share the same goals as our customers, with patient-safety being our main focus. Patient safety and OSHA-required practices, including Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Standards, are paid special attention by HLAC-accredited laundry processing facilities. Most recently, a Part III was added to the Standards which addresses the surgical pack assembly room and its activities. Our operational process strictly adheres to the professionally recognized infection prevention and control policies. Because patient safety and quality improvement go hand-in-hand, meeting and maintaining HLAC Accreditation Standards means we commit to a new level of excellence in the way we process our laundry. The accreditation process ensures our customers have quality assurance and monitoring processes in place to provide hygienically clean linen every time. Some of our quality control factors are: Who’s Washing Your Laundry? The Importance of Using an HLAC-Accredited Laundry “FDR is proud to announce that we recently received our HLAC re-certification at our Front Royal, VA and Greensboro, NC plants.” Textile specifications, maintenance and inventory. Laundry facility design, ventilation and chemical management. Contingency planning, back-up and protocols. Equipment, preventive maintenance, and operations. Personnel qualifications, hygiene and training. Customer policy, contact and complaint procedure. Universal precautions, handling, storage and transportation. Customer satisfaction and providing our customers with the utmost care are our top priorities. To learn more about the HLAC and their accreditation standards, please visit Please Send Us Your Stories and Pictures As our customer, you are considered a part of our extended family here at FDR. That’s why we are looking to share good news about engagements, marriages, babies, awards, promotions, parties, volunteer activities, birthdays, and more. If you have any exciting news or announcements you would like to see in our company newsletter, please submit stories and pictures to Interested in advertising in our newsletter? Email to find out pricing and options. 3

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