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2016 - The Year of Changes

2016 - The Year of Changes

How many times have we heard that with a new year, comes many changes? Well you better buckle up because 2016 is going to be a fun year with many changes. In fact, many of these changes have already started last year. Changes that will impact both our personal lives and the way we do business. 

In 2016, we will see the election of a new president that like many of his predecessors will make promises that they cannot keep. Healthcare reform will continue to change at a rapid pace. These changes will impact how laundries go about business with healthcare facilities, whether acute or non-acute.

In the acute segments, hospital stays continue to be reduced for procedures thus driving par levels and rental revenues down.  This is forcing laundries to search for ways to replace that lost revenue and recapture those lost dollars. On the flip side, more non-acute facilities are popping-up and creating new opportunities for laundries.

In another area of change, more laundries are looking to direct selling in an effort to offer more branding and a consistent look within any given facility. 

With these changes in the healthcare industry, the styling of uniforms is changing as well. The uniform of choice for the healthcare employee has transformed to a fashion-forward look. These less intimidating, more retail-inspired styles are being sought out by the everyday employee. At one time such healthcare apparel could only found in retail stores. As of today, YOU can bring these retail-inspired, industrial laundry-friendly (IL) uniforms to your customers.   

Yes, 2016 is going to be full of many changes for all of us, but rest assured that we at Fashion Seal Healthcare® are ready to help you adapt. Although we may not be able to tell you who our next president will be, we can promise and assure you that with our more than 95 years of experience in apparel design and manufacturing, our team of experts can and will help you develop healthcare uniform programs that will have a positive impact on your bottom line.  

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