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