Unidine Corporation and Xanitos, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Corporate News
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NEWTON, Mass., July 19 Unidine Corporation, a leading provider of food service management to healthcare and businesses, and Xanitos, Inc., an innovator in EVS management systems for hospitals, today announced a strategic partnership to offer combined food and dining service management and EVS management for hospitals that desire superior quality, personalized attention and the convenience of two industry leaders that share a common philosophy.

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"I am excited to be working with Graeme Crothall, a visionary and respected leader in hospital environmental services," said Richard Schenkel, President and CEO of Unidine Corporation. "Unidine Corporation and Xanitos, Inc. share a common philosophy of innovation and superior service, applied to two very different but critical hospital needs."

Schenkel, an industry visionary whose background in food and service management in the healthcare industry spans nearly three decades, founded Unidine in 2001. Unidine focuses exclusively on providing customized food and dining solutions that incorporate fresh food, superior service and hospitality, and efficient management to improve patient satisfaction, optimize operations and control costs. Some major clients include Griffin Hospital and Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut, Providence Hospitals in South Carolina, and Northeast Health Systems in Massachusetts.

"Food service and EVS are very different services and are best provided by specialists in either food service or EVS," said Crothall. "By engaging Xanitos and Unidine, a hospital gets two independent specialty organizations who share a common culture of 'First give quality service, then the profits will follow!'"

Xanitos, Inc. was formed by Graeme Crothall in early 2008 to take advantage of a proprietary patented vacuum-cart and patent-pending XRO Team System that gives a fundamental advantage over current hospital EVS management systems. The XRO System improves productivity, reduces the risk of hospital acquired infections, raises HCAHPS scores, and facilitates reduction in bed turnaround time. Major clients of Xanitos, Inc. include Froedtert Lutheran Medical Center in Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, South Shore Hospital in Massachusetts, Athens Regional Medical Center in Georgia, and Memorial Hospital of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In a related action, Steven Servant will move from Xanitos, Inc. where he has served as VP, Sales, to Unidine Corporation, where he will assume the role of Vice President Business Development - Hospitals, a role in which he will also coordinate jointly proposed services under the new partnership.

About Unidine Corporation

Unidine is a food and dining management services specialist with expertise in three key industries: hospitals, senior services, and business dining. The privately held company is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts and has thousands of team members at over 130 locations across the country. To learn more about Unidine call 1-877-UNIDINE (864-3463). www.unidine.com.

About Xanitos, Inc.

XANITOS has reinvented hospital housekeeping with patented technologies; our three-person XRO teams; a comprehensive system of quality assurance; state-of-the-art training regimens; and a highly experienced staff of management professionals. To learn more about Xanitos, call 484-654-2300. www.xanitos.com.

Contact: Robert Teplansky Unidine Corporation 617.467.3711 (direct) rteplansky@unidine.com

SOURCE Unidine Corporation

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