Vizient members can order Encompass Healthcare Apparel directly from Encompass or through their authorised distributor, accessing Contract # MS 9910, according to an Encompass press release.
Encompass Healthcare Apparel is available in a variety of styles and colours. Customisation is available too including facility branding, department name and even individual provider names. As an added value for Vizient members Encompass can provide guidance on a group One uniform programme that colour codes staff according to department and/or function. Staff identity programmes have been shown to provide tremendous benefits, including: branding opportunities for the healthcare facility, enhanced security, enhanced patient experience and improved employee satisfaction.
Encompass offers flexible ordering opportunities for the Vizient members, including: bulk orders to healthcare facilities, bag and tagged options labelled for the individual provider sent to the facility and a unique ordering portal. The portal can be branded by the healthcare facility and allows functionality including individual provider ordering, credit card purchase and payroll deduct programmes. The portal also offers detailed reporting options to show staff compliance and historic utilisation of apparel.
“As health systems continue to mitigate the challenges faced as a result of the pandemic, Vizient is excited that through this new agreement with Encompass, our members will have additional access to healthcare apparel. Encompass is happy to partner with Vizient in ensuring their members have access to safe and comfortable professional healthcare apparel. With over 100 years of experience, our brands have been at the forefront of healthcare apparel and we are honoured to be a contracted supplier,” Kim Wenger, Vizient senior director, Deanna Leonard, Encompass vice president and general manager – retail apparel, said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)