When many people think about hospital food, they often think about prepackaged Jell-O, some form of mystery meat, and a made-from-the-box starch, and all of it prepared in a hidden underground cafeteria.
Essential in diagnosing patients, blood tests provide a wealth of information regarding a patient’s health. But as the price for phlebotomy products continues to rise, hospitals are seeking ways to cut expenses in this vital category.
Today, healthcare and technology have fully merged, delivering the capability to collect and analyze data that can be leveraged to improve patient care.
For small, stand-alone hospitals, remaining profitable while providing the best patient care can be challenging. TPC provides a platform for strategic partnerships that can help these independent entities reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. Working collaboratively, TPC Member hospitals achieve more together, collectively negotiating for services and supplies to increase their financial, operational and clinical performance.
With supply chain costs that can account for 25-30% of a hospital’s operating budget, many facilities are challenged with controlling supply spend without compromising patient care. However, when hospitals have the ability aggregate, their collective strength empowers them to achieve higher value together.
Texas Healthcare Linen (THL) is a 48,000 square foot commercial laundry facility located in Abilene, Texas. Created through a collaboration between three hospitals (all TPC Members!), the facility provides laundry and linen services for its partnership of owners, Hendrick Health System, Midland Memorial Hospital, and Medical Center Health System, along with many other hospitals and healthcare facilities in the region. THL has become an example of a successful consolidated service that has lowered costs and set the standard for commercial healthcare laundry services throughout the region.