The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) made its mark on the trade conference circuit recently with impressive showings at two industry-leading meetings – the Clean 2017 World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning held on 5 – 8 June in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2017 annual conference held June 14-16 in Portland, Oregon.
At the Clean Show, HLAC once again co-hosted a well-attended breakfast with the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA). This is the third "Breakfast at Clean" event co-hosted by the two entities. During the breakfast, HLAC Board President John Scherberger (pictured) acknowledged sponsors and HLAC-accredited laundries in attendance. Scherberger announced plans for another update to HLAC's standards document within the next few years and invited input on how to keep the standards relevant to infection prevention and to the healthcare laundry industry. He reminded the audience of the need for continued education and communication on the benefits of reusable healthcare textile products over disposable products.
In addition to Scherberger, HLAC board members in attendance at Clean 2017 include Charles Berge, Jeffrey Courey, Linda McCurdy and Myles Noel.
The HLAC booth at APIC 2017 also received a lot of traffic and attention from professionals eager to ensure that their healthcare textiles are processed in accordance with the industry's highest standards for patient safety and infection prevention.