Western State Design recently completed work on a multi-year project to modernize The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s (VAGLAHS) 45,000 square foot laundry facility. WSD worked with partner firm R.W. Martin on key phases of the plant’s overhaul. The award-winning laundry facility, originally built in 1999, now is among the most fully automated in the VA system.
Over the years, WSD has been engaged to develop a number of high-production, energy-efficient VA hospital textile care processing facilities. WSD has a deep understanding of the regulatory standards for processing healthcare linen. Special facility design and equipment is required to ensure the separation of soiled and clean linen — critical to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
The VAGLAHS renovation included the installation of state-of-the-art industrial sorting, washing, and finishing equipment, as well as a Staph barrier anteroom. WSD supplied much of this equipment including a Milnor continuous batch washer (CBW) — which quickly and effectively removes contaminants and stains while saving water and energy — as well as a Chicago Dryer Powerhouse self-contained LoNox thermal ironer designed to meet local air quality regulations.
In addition to providing equipment and design expertise for the project, WSD continues to play a role in the facility’s success by providing long-term maintenance services. It has technicians assigned to the facility full time to perform routine maintenance at factory-recommended intervals and to assure the laundry operates efficiently to meet the daily production requirements.
According to Todd Hyrn, Vice President at Western State Design, “Western State Design is proud to have worked on this project to provide service to our veterans and their families who give so much for us.”
VAGLAHS is one of the largest health care facilities within the Department of Veterans Affairs. It provides services to 1.4 million Veterans who live in southern California and southern Nevada.
WSD has been providing industrial laundry equipment and solutions to meet clients’ needs, in a variety of industries, since 1974. Contact a WSD Laundry Expert today to learn how we can help you improve your on-premise laundry operations.