The Healthcare Linen Alliance announced in November that industry veteran Rick Gaffney has joined the group to head business development and partnerships. Rick has spent much of his career in the commercial healthcare laundry industry. With experience that extends from operations management to service to sales, Rick brings his extensive background in the industry to the team.

The Healthcare Linen Alliance is one of the largest commercial healthcare linen service providers in the nation serving more than 120,000 hospital beds daily and over 1,800 customers.

“The Healthcare Linen Alliance is the better alternative for national healthcare laundry, and I’m happy to be part of the team and share that message” said Rick.

Randy Bartsch, founding member and Alliance chairman said: “We are very pleased to welcome Rick to our team, and I am confident that through his efforts we will continue to expand the reach of the group across the country. As a group, with our combined size, scale, and coverage, the Alliance is helping hospitals and health systems drive down overall laundry and linen costs.”