Emerald extends agreement with Scripps, as their exclusive linen and laundry services provider

San Diego, California, March 13, 2013 – Emerald Textiles, Southern California’s environmentally responsible commercial healthcare laundry, is pleased to announce that Scripps Health has signed a multi-year contract extension with Emerald to serve as their exclusive linen and laundry services provider through 2017.

“We are very proud of our relationship with Scripps Health, and the opportunity to help them achieve higher patient satisfaction and operational efficiencies” said Tom Gildred, founder and chief executive officer of Emerald Textiles. “Over the last couple of years, we have provided Scripps with significant savings while delivering upgraded linens and higher service quality. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Scripps Health for many years to come.”

San Diego-based Scripps Health is a $2.5 billion, nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego, California, that treats a half-million patients annually. Emerald Textiles has managed laundering services and linen supplies for Scripps Health’s five acute-care hospital campuses and 23 outpatient clinics since 2010.

The cohesive partnership between the Emerald Textiles Team and Scripps EVS Department, combined with Emerald’s Linen Management Program, has helped Scripps reduce their usage by over 15% annually resulting in significant savings.

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.

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

About Scripps Health

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in the community of La Jolla, the health system now extends from Chula Vista to Oceanside, with more than 20 primary and specialty care outpatient centers.

A leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, Scripps was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 10 health systems in the nation for providing high quality, safe and efficient patient care. On the forefront of genomic medicine and wireless health technology, the organization is dedicated to improving community health while advancing medicine through clinical research and graduate medical education. More information can be found at scripps.org.

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