HISTORY OF ATH

Aid to Hospitals, Inc. (ATH) is a cooperative association that provides laundry and linen services to its four owner members their affiliated facilities/clinics and currently two not for profit customer facilities in the Rochester area. The cooperative was formed in1964, when five area healthcare organizations agreed to consolidate resources and processing services at an off-site laundry plant. This production facility, ATH, is located at 45 McKee Road in Rochester, New York and serves healthcare facilities in the greater Rochester area. The facility has modern layouts utilizing the most up-to-date processing equipment and methods to provide the highest quality service and cost efficiency. ATH currently processes a total of approximately 18 million pounds per year, making it the largest healthcare laundry system in the Rochester Area. ATH employs approximately 110 people.

ATH provides quality laundry processing and packroom services to its members, their associated facilities/clinics and customers. We accomplish our important work because of the help of people like you.

HEALTHCARE LAUNDRY COUNCIL ACCREDITED

ATH is proud to announce its accreditation – the industry’s highest rating on quality and safety - from the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). ATH received their re-accreditation in July 2015.

HLAC is a non-profit organization that inspects and accredits laundries processing healthcare textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities

HLAC publishes high standards for processing healthcare textiles and laundries must meet those high standards in order to become accredited. The decision to become accredited is entirely voluntary.

Becoming accredited makes ATH a better company. It gives our customers peace of mind knowing their supplier is meeting the highest standards in processing healthcare textiles. We at ATH, feel it was the right thing to do

The HLAC accreditation process was developed with several industry groups including: American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES), American Reusable Textiles Association (ARTA), Association for Linen Management (ALM), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM), and Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA).

ATH is committed to providing the best quality and service possible.

To learn about about HLAC, click here.

OUR MISSION

Aid to Hospitals is committed to providing its owner member hospitals the highest possible quality linen products and services, produced in an efficient and cost effective manner.

OUR VALUES

  • Each employee is both a respected individual and a valuable resource who must benefit from and contribute to the company’s success.
  • Our owners deserve to have the highest level of service at the lowest possible cost.
  • Concern for the image we portray in conducting business with our customers shall be ever present.
  • Equal opportunity is a priority in managing our business.
  • Innovation will be our lifeblood; everyone’s ideas are encouraged
  • We will serve our communities and hospitals as responsible individuals and citizens.
  • Above all, we will conduct the business with integrity.