Environmentally responsible commercial healthcare laundry provider, Emerald Textiles, is chosen by Saint John’s to fulfill linen and linen services needs.

SAN DIEGO – April 8, 2013 – Emerald Textiles, a Southern California commercial healthcare laundry provider, is pleased to announce its selection by Saint John’s Health Center as exclusive vendor of linen rentals and processing services.

“We are pleased to be Saint John’s exclusive provider of linen services. We share their commitment to superior quality, innovation and the environment,” said Tom Gildred, founder and chief executive officer of Emerald Textiles.

Saint John’s has been serving the rapidly growing Santa Monica and Westside communities since 1942. Throughout this time, Saint John’s has established and maintained a reputation for clinical excellence and award-winning care. Saint John’s provides the latest in diagnostic technology and specialty care with a strong dedication to their core service lines: cardiac care, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. Saint John’s is also home to the world-renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute, dedicated to clinical research and medical advancements.

“Emerald won the confidence of our selection team through an RFP process, inclusive of vendor presentations, a site tour of their state-of-the art facility, and through recommendations from existing customers. The final decision to award Emerald Textiles is based on several key objectives, and the fact that they are the best value for SJHC. Emerald’s “go-green” philosophy will also blend well with the City of Santa Monica’s ‘sustainable green’ philosophy” said Joy Dicey Phillips, administrative director of materials management for Saint John’s.

Emerald Textiles operates the most technologically-advanced and environmentally responsible commercial laundry facilities in the United States and saves over 40,000,000 gallons of water and more than 750,000 therms of natural gas annually.

Emerald received both the SDG&E Savings by Design Award and the Energy Showcase award in recognition for its advanced design and extreme energy efficiency. Savings by Design and Energy Showcase are awards from San Diego Gas & Electric and the California Public Utilities Commission.

About Emerald Textiles

Emerald Textiles provides the most environmentally responsible, high quality, linen rental and management solution for the Southern California healthcare industry. Emerald’s two facilities are located in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas. Customers include Scripps Health, Sharp HealthCare, UC San Diego Health System, Eisenhower Medical Center, Kaiser San Diego, Kaiser Orange County and St. John’s Health Center – Santa Monica. Emerald Textiles utilizes the most advanced technology and provides a higher standard of cleanliness, industry compliance and customer satisfaction.

For more information about Emerald Textiles and its services, please visit emeraldsd.com.

About Saint John’s

Since its founding in 1942 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Saint John’s Health Center has been providing the patients and families of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles and ocean communities with breakthrough medicine and inspired healing. Saint John’s provides a spectrum of treatment and diagnostic services with distinguished areas of excellence in cancer care, spine, orthopedics, women’s health, cardiac care and specialized programs such as the internationally acclaimed John Wayne Cancer Institute. Saint John’s is dedicated to bringing to the community the most innovative advances in medicine and technology. For more information, visit us at newstjohns.org, like us on facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Contact: Lisa Kendall, (858) 414-5855.