The Textile Rental Services Association, the global association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and the creator and administrator of the Hygienically Clean Certification has announced its 2018 Hygienically Clean Healthcare Advisory Board.
The board is responsible for administering, enforcing, and revising TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Healthcare (HCH) Standards. Additional duties include establishing and maintaining criteria and procedures for the certification of healthcare textile processing in commercial, cooperatives, and in-house healthcare laundries and facilities.
“These subject matter experts will provide guidance regarding best management practices (BMPs), inspections and testing to ensure that the Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification Program benefits consumers, laundry-processing facilities and textile services customers,” said Joseph Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA.
Members of the newly formed board of directors, who represent the entire industry – linen, uniform and facility service companies, large central laundries, healthcare linen, uniform and facility services customers of TRSA members, suppliers, and experts from related healthcare and other professional organisations – will serve a three-year term:
Chairman Randy Bartsch, CEO, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service;
Vice chairman, Rick Kislia,?chief operating officer,?Crescent Laundry;
Secretary David J. Stern, president & CEO, Paris Companies
Greg Anderson, CEO, Campus Laundry
Angela Becker, senior program leader, textile care RD&E, Ecolab
Murray L. Cohen, owner, Consultants in Disease and Injury Control (CDIC)
Dr. Alexis M. Elward, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Eoin Flavin, director, European Operations, WSI
David F. Goldsmith, George Washington & Georgetown Universities
James Hall, CEO, Northwest Health Care Linen
Tony Long, VP, Risk Management, Angelica??
Lynn A. Moreau, clinical liaison manager, ?HandCraft Linen Services
Michael Potack?, chairman, Unitex
Robert Raphael?, co-president, ?Service Linen Supply
Liz Remillong, VP Strategic Alliance? Crothall Healthcare
Douglas Waldman, president, Superior Linen Service
Charles Rossmiller, director laundry programs ?textile sales ?Medline Industries
Thomas Smith, ?director, safety & training, Foussard Montague Associates