Monday, October 4, 2021

Each day, UI Laundry Services processes about 24,000 pounds of linens. Most of the processed linens are for UI Hospitals & Clinics and range from washcloths and blankets to healthcare scrubs and lab coats. The team of 45 staff at Laundry Services is dedicated to their work, and it has taken on greater meaning during the pandemic. “Everyone really rallies around our support for patient care and hospital staff,” says Ben Barreras, assistant director of Laundry Services, Printing Services, and Mailing Services.  

It is a large and important task to provide 6,000,000 pounds of clean linens each year for patient care and hospital staff. UI Laundry Services also processes linens for the Iowa House and University of Iowa Housing and Dining.