The Resource VA Laundry Service: Consolidations and Competitive Sourcing Could Save Millions

VA Laundry Service: Consolidations and Competitive Sourcing Could Save Millions

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VA Laundry Service: Consolidations and Competitive Sourcing Could Save Millions
Title
VA Laundry Service: Consolidations and Competitive Sourcing Could Save Millions
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eng
Summary
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates 67 laundries that serve more than 36,000 inpatients a day in its hospitals, nursing homes, and domiciliaries. In fiscal year 1999, VA spent about $52 million to process more than 166 million pounds of laundry. Most of these expenditures are for the cost of labor of approximately 1,100 employees who sort, wash, dry, fold, iron, and transport laundry for 177 inpatient locations. As agreed with your office, we assessed major initiatives VA has taken to reduce inpatient laundry service costs by (1) consolidating laundry workloads and (2) competitively sourcing to determine if it is more cost effective to use VA-owned and -operated laundries or to contract with the private sector. We assessed the extent to which these initiatives have reduced costs for some inpatient locations and what additional savings may be possible if they are implemented in other locations. We conducted a nationwide survey to obtain data on operating practices from all of VAs laundries for fiscal year 1999. We also obtained data from all locations that were consolidated or used competitive sourcing in fiscal year 1999. We interviewed VA headquarters officials, local VA officials, and private-sector laundry companies. We conducted site visits to locations that had consolidated or used competitive sourcing
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DTICE
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non fiction
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1904-1988
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  • Backhus, Stephen P
  • Reynolds, Paul R.
  • Edwards, Deborah L
  • Harker, Jean N
  • Gorin, Michael L
  • GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Health care facilities
  • Laundry operations
  • Patients
  • Workload
  • Cost reduction
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
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VA Laundry Service: Consolidations and Competitive Sourcing Could Save Millions
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Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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36 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227939578
  • (OCoLC)ocn227939578
Label
VA Laundry Service: Consolidations and Competitive Sourcing Could Save Millions
Publication
Note
Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
36 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227939578
  • (OCoLC)ocn227939578

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