Our History


With a history dating back to 1947, HAIGuard™ is the industry leader in hospital patient experience solutions. HAIGuard™ was created through the merger of three industry giants— Curtain Care Plus, The Hand Shield, and SteriTeam—to fill the need for specific solutions to the specialty care requirements of cubicle/privacy curtains, window treatments, patient comfort, and sanitation solutions in the healthcare industry.

The roots of Central Laundry Service go back over 65 years and, since then, the company has grown substantially with new product lines and service offerings. It continues to expand today by embracing the latest services available in sanitation technology.

HAIGuard™ is best known for its Curtain Compliance Program, which includes on-site hanging and removal services coupled with our proprietary process that promotes better sanitization while improving overall curtain appearance.

HAIGuard™ is endorsed by leading health systems in the New York metropolitan area and is the only company in the marketplace capable of supplying, manufacturing, and servicing every aspect of curtain and window treatment needs. HAIGuard™ creates innovative solutions for everyday patient care.

HAIGuard's COVID-19 response was featured on CBS NY News!

Our story focused on all of the people at HAIGuard/Curtain Care Plus who haven’t missed a day making sure our 200+ hospital customers can keep caring for those in need. Great job team and stay safe!

Our History

March 1947

Central Laundry Service Founded

November 2009

Curtain Care Plus Brand Launch

February 2012

Acquires NY based Spot Free Inc.

June 2012

Expansion of Cubicle Curtain Manufacturing

January 2013

Reinvention of the Curtain Compliance Program

June 2013

The Hand Shield is first introduced

December 2013

Curtain Care Plus Expands Fleet & Operations

January 2014

Introduction of Wash EZ™ Shower Curtains

March 2014

Custom Manufacturing of Shades

September 2014

Hand Shield PAT US9144340 Introduced

May 2017

SteriTeam is unveiled as the asset maintenance and facility disinfection branch of Curtain Care Plus

July 2017

SteriTeam Single-Use Microfiber Mops are introduced to the market

January 2019

Curtain Care Plus rebrands as HAIGuard™