Nearly 200 linen, uniform and facility services executives recently gathered outside Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Textile Rental Services Association’s 7th annual Healthcare Conference. The two-day event featured a wealth of education, networking and plant tours specifically designed for healthcare operators and associates.
The conference kicked off on 28 November with a keynote address titled “The Future of Healthcare is Now” by Ceci Connolly, president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, an advocacy group based in Washington, DC.
Connolly discussed trends driving the healthcare marketplace, such as total cost of care, affordability and quality. Connolly also detailed trends shifting healthcare from hospitals to home, and took a look at how gridlock in Washington affects the U.S. healthcare industry.
The conference closed with a tour of Alsco Inc.’s Hygienically Clean certified Charlotte location. This 65,000 square foot facility processes 32,700lbs of healthcare textiles per day. Several company representatives were on hand to answer questions during the tour, including Foltex, Leonard Automatics, Pellerin Milnor, SonicAire and WSI.
TRSA would like to thank its event partners Kannegiesser ETECH and Leonard Automatics. Additional sponsors included Ecolab, Jensen, Lavatec, Piper Jaffray and Standard Textile.
TRSA’s next Healthcare Conference will take place on 19-21 November 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego.
Full details of the event can be found here https://www.trsa.org/news/healthcare-conf-highlights-include-market-trends-update-alsco-tour/