The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC), a non-profit organisation for inspecting and accrediting laundries serving hospitals and healthcare businesses, is seeking nominations for its board of directors for 2017-19. The deadline for nominations is 28 September.

HLAC's mission is to publish high standards for processing healthcare textiles in laundries and to recognise those laundries that meet them.

The HLAC board of directors consists of four classes of directors. For 2018-2020, there are open positions in Class One, which represents textile maintenance companies (i.e. these are owner and/or operators of non-cooperative or in-house laundries) engaged in healthcare textile processing.

“The HLAC Board of Directors comprises passionate individuals who are truly dedicated to our cause of developing and maintaining the highest professional standards in the processing of reusable textiles for hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities,” said John Scherberger, HLAC board president.

“Those named to our board join an independent, highly experienced group of professionals who come together from all branches of the industry – commercial laundry operators, association executives, co-op and on-premise laundry operators, infection control and EVS professionals, laundry industry suppliers, and representatives of federal government organizations. These are people making a difference where it matters most.”