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					                                                                                                                                                  VHA Central Survey #3 - Scrubs Process
                                                                                                                                                                           January - 2008

                                                                                                   Is your staff allowed to                            Did your facility do surgical
                                         Are you currently home     Who purchases the scrubs wear their scrubs in from       What kind of process do    site infection monitoring
       Organization            State      laundering or hospital   for the staff if you are home home or do they carry them you have in place to clean before and after switching                      Additional comments
                                            laundering scrubs?              laundering?          in and change into them at  grossly soiled scrubs?       to home laundering of
                                                                                                         the facility?                                           scrubs?
                                                                      They come out of the          Policy states they are not to     With the reinforced type
Akron General Medical
                               Ohio                No                Operating Room budget           wear them in or out of the      gowns, ours scrubs do not                   N/A
Center
                                                                        through laundry.                       facility.             get grossly contaminated.
                                                                                                     Scrubs remain on hospital
Akron General Medical                                                 Hospital laundering and                                        Laundry service handle all
                               Ohio               Yes                                                 property; staff change in                                       Do not do home laundering
Center                                                               purchased by the hospital                                                scrubs
                                                                                                              hospital
                                                                   We provide all scrubs for Pre
                                                                                                                                                                                             Question #4 We have
                                                                   op PACU OR and CPD staff. OR must change here, other                                  NA We continue to do routine
                                                                                                                        We have laundry service and                                      hospital service available for
Blanchard Valley Hospital      Ohio               Yes              Home laundering is an option  areas can come in with                                  surgical site infection quality
                                                                                                                        scrubs available for all to use.                                 all, in some areas, they can
                                                                    for Pre op PACU and CPD,            scrubs.                                                       data.
                                                                                                                                                                                            choose to do their own.
                                                                             not for OR.
BRMC                          Indiana              No
                                                                                                        Staff must put on clean
                                                                                                      scrubs daily. They are not
                                                                    The department purchases
                                                                                                     allowed to wear them home
                                                                       the scrubs and they                                         The laundry facility cleans                                        We do not home launder
Bronson Healthcare Group      Michigan             No                                                 or off campus. The clean                                                   N/A
                                                                   laundered by the hospital, off                                them, nothing special is done.                                              scrubs
                                                                                                     scrubs are brought into the
                                                                               site.
                                                                                                    locker rooms and re-stocked
                                                                                                              3 times daily
                                                                                                      they are to change from
                                                                     NA - scrubs are hospital        street clothes into hospital
Bronson Methodist Hospital    Michigan             No                                                                                  change in locker room                      NA
                                                                             supplied               supplied scrubs after arrival
                                                                                                              at hospital
Covenant Healthcare           Michigan             No
deaconess hospital            Indiana              No               Laundry purchases scrubs                    N/A                       in/house laundry                       N/A
                                                                                                                                     Bag dirty cloths--label and      We have a strong Infection
                                                                                                                                                                                                   This only pertains to the Pre-
                                                                                                                                     send to in-house laundry.          Control department who
Deaconess Hospital PACU,                                                                                                                                                                           op and PACU-not OR--they
                              Indiana             Yes                       Employee                    No--dress at home            Employees are not to take          monitors infections and
Same Day                                                                                                                                                                                             still wear hosp. provided
                                                                                                                                      home their heavily soiled      trends--no trends noted since
                                                                                                                                                                                                               scrubs.
                                                                                                                                               scrubs                    changes 1 year ago.
                                                                                                                                    Staff change scrubs on an as
                                                                   Hospital laundered scrubs are
Elkhart General Hospital      Indiana                                                                           N/A                  needed basis. New scrubs                    N/A
                                                                       used at this facility.
                                                                                                                                          are supplied PRN.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hospital purchases scrubs for
                                                                                                                                                                                                   OR/PACU/SPC and launders
                                                                                                                                                                                                     them. Cost of scrubs for
Fisher Titus Medical Center    Ohio                                                                                                                                                                      nursing is built into
                                                                                                                                                                                                    OR/PACU?SPC budgets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost of laundering is in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     linen department budget.

FMHHS                         Indiana              No                           N/A                             N/A                              N/A                             N/A
Forum Health TMH                Ohio               No
                                                                                                      Scrubs must stay in the       All scrubs sent to third party
Genesis Healthcare             Ohio                No
                                                                                                             facility                       for laundering
                                                                                                                                                                                                        We still have scrubs
Good Samaritan Hospital       Indiana                                N/A Hospital Laundering         Scrubs kept in the hospital    That is all handled in laundry          Not applicable          purchased and laundered by
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the hospital.




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                                                                                                                                                   VHA Central Survey #3 - Scrubs Process
                                                                                                                                                                            January - 2008

                                                                                                  Is your staff allowed to                            Did your facility do surgical
                                        Are you currently home     Who purchases the scrubs wear their scrubs in from       What kind of process do    site infection monitoring
       Organization           State      laundering or hospital   for the staff if you are home home or do they carry them you have in place to clean before and after switching              Additional comments
                                           laundering scrubs?              laundering?          in and change into them at  grossly soiled scrubs?       to home laundering of
                                                                                                        the facility?                                           scrubs?
                                                                                                    Not a matter of being allowed,
                                                                                                      but taking them out of the
                                                                   Not home laundering, only
Goshen Health System         Indiana             Yes                                                 hospital is discouraged for           Laundry service            No home laundering
                                                                      hospital laundering
                                                                                                       infection, contamination
                                                                                                               purposes.

                                                                   Hospital buys and furnishes
                                                                  all scrubs for those working in                                     Commercial laundry facility
Greene Memorial Hospital      Ohio               Yes                                                             No
                                                                      Surgery, PACU, and my                                               does all scrubs
                                                                  Ambulatory Procedure Center

Howard Regional Health
                             Indiana             Yes                  We launder in house.                       N/A
System

                                                                                                      No they are not allowed to
                                                                                                     wear scrubs in from home,                                                                We do not have home
Johnson Memorial Hospital    Indiana             Yes                      Not applicable                                             Cleaned by hospital laundry             N/A
                                                                                                    nor carry them in from home                                                               laundering of scrubs
                                                                                                    to change into at the hospital

Lakeland Health System       Michigan             No

Licking Memorial Hospital     Ohio                No              We currently hospital launder.


                                                                                                                                                                                               We are getting ready to
                                                                                                                                                                                           implement a scrub exchange
                                                                                                                                                                                           program. Each staff member
                                                                                                                                                                                               will receive 6-7 pairs of
                                                                                                                                                                                              scrubs. As they are used,
                                                                                                                                                                                             they will be responsible for
                                                                     Hospital purchases and          They are made available to         All our scrubs go to the                            taking them to laundry. They
Licking Memorial Hospital     Ohio
                                                                   launders all surgical scrubs        them when they arrive                     laundry                                    will sign in how many scrubs
                                                                                                                                                                                             were dropped off and then
                                                                                                                                                                                           when they come to pick them
                                                                                                                                                                                           up, they will only be given as
                                                                                                                                                                                           many as they left. Staff must
                                                                                                                                                                                               show ID to give or take
                                                                                                                                                                                                         scrubs.


MedCentral Health System                                                                                                             All scrubs are returned to the
                              Ohio                                We are not home laundering.                    No.
Mansfield                                                                                                                            hospital laundry department.

                                                                                                       IF WEAR OWN, MUST
                                                                   HOSPITAL LAUNDERING,
MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE          Michigan            Yes                                                 LAUNDER AT HOME, AND
                                                                     HOSPITAL SCRUBS
                                                                                                            CARRY IN
                                                                                                                                                                                            SURGICAL SCRUBS ARE
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL             Ohio                No                                                             NO                                                                          NOT ALLOWED TO BE
                                                                                                                                                                                              HOME LAUNDERED
                                                                      We do not allow home
                                                                    laundry for the Operating
Memorial Hospital of South                                                                                                                                                                 Have considered this but staff
                             Indiana              No               Room or PACU areas. Our                       NA                               NA                         NA
Bend                                                                                                                                                                                            are not interested.
                                                                   admit/discharge areas wear
                                                                        their own scrubs.



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                                                                                                                                                  VHA Central Survey #3 - Scrubs Process
                                                                                                                                                                           January - 2008

                                                                                                    Is your staff allowed to                            Did your facility do surgical
                                          Are you currently home     Who purchases the scrubs wear their scrubs in from       What kind of process do    site infection monitoring
       Organization             State      laundering or hospital   for the staff if you are home home or do they carry them you have in place to clean before and after switching                     Additional comments
                                             laundering scrubs?              laundering?          in and change into them at  grossly soiled scrubs?       to home laundering of
                                                                                                          the facility?                                           scrubs?
                                                                                                    kept in house, laundry done at
Memorial Medical Center        Michigan             No                           n/a                 another facility. Not to wear        laundry company                        no
                                                                                                             out or home.
                                                                                                       They are to carry them in
                                                                                                    from home only if skin allergy     must be sent to central
Metro Health                   Michigan             No
                                                                                                        to soap used at Central               laundry
                                                                                                               Laundry
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Question 2 is impossible to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     answer We do not allow
North Ottawa Community                                               We do not Home Launder
                               Michigan             No                                                                                                                                              Home LAUNDERING AND
Hospital                                                               any surgical scrubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                    WE CHANGE WHENEVER
                                                                                                                                                                                                             SOILED
                                                                       Previous question #4-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    This survey does not pertain
Oaklawn Hospital               Michigan                              Laundry company launders          OR=NO / OPS=NO /                   laundry BASKET                        N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to the OR
                                                                            our scrubs.

                                                                                                    Scrubs are dispensed out of a
                                                                                                      machine just outside locker
Oakwood                        Michigan            Yes                Environmental Services         room. Staff wear their street       No special process                     NO
                                                                                                    clothes in and change once at
                                                                                                              the hospital

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Question # 4 is not a yes or
Oakwood Southshore Medical
                           Michigan                 No                                                                                                                                                 no. We are hospital
Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                            laundered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    We purchase our own warm
                                                                         Hospital launders &                                                                                                        up jackets & launder them at
OBleness Memorial Hospital      Ohio                                                                Scrubs remain at the hospital
                                                                            purchases                                                                                                                home. We know this is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                          double standard
                                                                      Hospital laundry within a
                                                                                                  change at facility, not to take
Otsego Memorial Hospital       Michigan                             group, scrubs supplied by the
                                                                                                        out of hospital
                                                                           laundry service

                                                                                                                                                                                                      The hospital supplies the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        scrubs. Our scrubs are
Port Huron Hospital            Michigan                                                                                                                                                             hospital laundered. Question
                                                                                                                                                                                                     4 is impossible to select the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           answer I needed.

                                                                      The hospital supplies our                                                                                                      Personal jackets that meet
                                                                    scrubs. They are not to leave                                    All laundering is handled by        We do not do home           hospital dress code can be
Port Huron Hospital            Michigan                                                                      not allowed.
                                                                     hospital property. They are                                      our laundry department.           laundering of scrubs          worn in the OR. They are
                                                                          laundered here.                                                                                                               laundered at home.
Reid Hospital and Healthcare
                               Indiana              No
Services
                                                                    Staff isn't supposed to home      They aren't allowed to do                                                                     Our scrubs are laundered by
SERH                           Indiana              No
                                                                                launder.                       either                                                                                    an outside facility.
                                                                      Surgical hats are the only                                                                    yes, we monitor surgical site
                                                                                                 They have to change anytime
South Haven Community                                                 item that is allowed to be                                     have a hospital laundering      infections routinely, and we
                               Michigan            Yes                                            they leave the facility or re-
Hospital                                                            home laundered, by following                                              system                have not seen an increase in
                                                                                                             enter.
                                                                          AORN guidelines.                                                                                     our SSI.



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                                                                                                                                                VHA Central Survey #3 - Scrubs Process
                                                                                                                                                                         January - 2008

                                                                                                    Is your staff allowed to                            Did your facility do surgical
                                          Are you currently home     Who purchases the scrubs wear their scrubs in from       What kind of process do    site infection monitoring
       Organization             State      laundering or hospital   for the staff if you are home home or do they carry them you have in place to clean before and after switching         Additional comments
                                             laundering scrubs?              laundering?          in and change into them at  grossly soiled scrubs?       to home laundering of
                                                                                                          the facility?                                           scrubs?

                                                                                                                                                                                        question # 4--We are hospital
                                                                                                                                     We send them to the
                                                                                                                                                                                         laundering still except in the
                                                                                                                                 housekeeping department for
Southeastern med                Ohio               Yes                          N/A                           N/A                                                    N/A                  OB dept. They have been
                                                                                                                                  laundering before returning
                                                                                                                                                                                         home laundering for several
                                                                                                                                    them to the associate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    years.

                                                                                                   Must change in house. We
Southern Ohio Medical
                                Ohio                                                                have an autovalet scrub                                                               Hospital lauders scrubs.
Center
                                                                                                            system.
                                                                                                   not allowed to wear in from
                                                                                                                                    send in separate plastic
Spectrum Health                Michigan             No                                             home - must wear hospital-
                                                                                                                                 laundry bag to laundry facility
                                                                                                         provided scrubs
                                                                                                 Change when they arrive if All hospital scrubs get sent to
St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee,                                        Housekeeping purchases all
                                Ohio                No                                         they wear scrubs provided by housekeeping to send out to              N/A
Oh                                                                    scrubs for the hospital.
                                                                                                       the hospital.                  be cleaned.

                                                                      Hospital laundering. The
The Toledo Hospital             Ohio
                                                                    question above is confusing.




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