SOURCE: UMF Corporation


Hygiene Specialist

March 17, 2016 12:00 ET

Hawaii's United Laundry Services Joins UMF Corporation's PerfectCLEAN® Infection Prevention Network

'This Will Benefit All Hawaiians and Strengthen Their Medical Care'

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - United Laundry Services (ULS) Inc. of Honolulu, HI, has joined UMF Corporation's expanding PerfectCLEAN® Infection Prevention Network (PC/Network) of specialized healthcare laundries serving acute care hospitals and extended care and ambulatory surgical centers.

The PC/Network, formed by UMF Corporation in 2012, comprises healthcare laundries like ULS that specialize in processing linens and textiles to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

ULS, which was co-founded by former Hawaii first lady Vicky Cayetano, provides commercial laundry services to the vast majority of Hawaii's healthcare and hospitality markets. It has operations on The Big Island and Oahu.

"When presented with the opportunity, combined with the added local support of UMF's distributor Encompass Group, we immediately saw the advantages of becoming part of the PC/Network," said Cayetano, ULS president and CEO. "Our healthcare customers can rest assured they're receiving from ULS the best HAI protection and support through our program, which is headed by John Ross, United's PC Manager. We firmly believe this will benefit Hawaii's population and strengthen medical care."

UMF is a manufacturer and innovator of infection prevention products and training programs for processing all patient environments.

By becoming part of the PC/Network, laundries like ULS are able to provide themselves and their healthcare customers the additional benefits of UMF Corporation's PerfectCLEAN-branded products, training and support. This includes PerfectCLEAN's high-performance system of specialized products; Hygiene Specialist® education and training in the use of these products and in the latest best-practice processing protocols; and support like UMF Corporation's PerfectCLEAN Operating Room Processing & Checklist System, which has been awarded the AORN Seal of Recognition™.

"The PC/Network continues to grow and ULS -- with its first-class reputation, insight and experience in healthcare laundry -- is a premier and welcome addition to our expanding roster," said George Clarke, CEO of UMF Corporation.

Bill Worthy, UMF Corporation's National Account manager, noted how quickly Cayetano and her team understood the positive effects and economics provided by employing the PerfectCLEAN solutions and the training programs provided. "We look forward to building upon the business relationship with ULS and in working with Vicky and her team."

About UMF Corporation

Innovators and specialists in environmental hygiene, UMF Corporation delivers advanced, patented antimicrobial technology with industry-leading PerfectCLEAN® products, education, training, motivation and support. The company, headquartered in the Chicago area, is the only U.S. company that designs, engineers and manufactures high-performance fibers and accessories to help its customers meet tough new challenges in public health and safety. For more information, visit

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About United Laundry Services

United Laundry Services was co-founded in 1988 by Hawaii former first lady Vicky Cayetano. ULS provides commercial laundry services to healthcare and hospitality markets. ULS has operations on The Big Island and Oahu.

About Encompass Group

Encompass is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single use medical products. Encompass believes that every patient, resident, caregiver and family member should feel Safe and Comfortable in today's healthcare environments. For more information, visit

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