There has been recent interest in our local media about how area hospitals work to assure the linen for patients is safe. Slidell Memorial Hospital could have been more forthcoming with our information. I want our community to know the following information so they continue to entrust their families’ health care to SMH:

  • SMH uses one of the three accredited laundries — Westport Linen in Baton Rouge.
  • SMH requires quarterly bacteriological and chemical analysis reports from Westport.
  • SMH contractually requires Westport to follow all accreditation and regulatory standards.
  • SMH has and does make site inspections to Westport’s facility.

Bill Davis

chief executive officer, Slidell Memorial Hospital