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Fox News M.D. Keynotes TRSA Conference

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Headlining the agenda for TRSA’s upcoming members-only Healthcare Conference and Plant Tours will be Manny Alvarez, M.D., senior managing health editor of Fox News, offering insights into the future of health science and patient care. “Dr. Manny” will guide attendees in foreseeing the impact on healthcare laundering of the big-picture issues that drive the U.S. patient census.

The clinician-turned-journalist’s remarks will resonate with attendees whether your company is dedicated to the healthcare market or just getting started. His presentation, like others at the conference (Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 in Nashville), will lead you to improve business practices that translate to healthcare industry growth and to a better margin in your operations.

Dr. Alvarez remains active in patient care, with his most recent credentials including:

  • Chairman, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science, Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, Hackensack University (N.J.) Medical Center
  • Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, New York University
     

Formerly a health science reporter for Telemundo, Dr. Alvarez shifted to Fox in 2005. Lively, jovial and engaging, he communicates valuable health-related information and provides insider insights into medical research. He has published several research papers on various health-related topics and these books for consumers:

  • The Checklist: What You and Your Family Need to Know to Prevent Disease and Live a Long and Healthy Life
  • The Hot Latin Diet: The Fast-Track Plan to a Bombshell Body
     

Also highlighting the conference agenda: a visit to NOVO Health Services, Nashville, a plant that opened in February. The 44,000-square-foot (38,500, production; 5,500, office) facility processes 25,000 lbs. per day, employing 50. It features a tunnel washer, six washer/extractors and fully automated systems for clean and soil conveying, press-to-dryer shuttling and dryer-to-finishing conveying.

A session before the tour will acquaint attendees with principles that guided NOVO and ARCO/

Murray Construction in creating a maximum-throughput processing environment. You’ll learn how they mapped steps, sized systems to keep production moving and otherwise deployed industry best practices including optimizing the use of building height. After the visit, a panel of the plant’s managers will accompany attendees back to the conference host hotel (Omni Nashville) to lend further insight into the operation.

Other discussions and presentations will draw on the experience and expertise of TRSA members, the most heavily invested textile services professionals in the healthcare market. Panel topics include:

  • Evolving Market-Driven Services
  • Quality Product Innovations
  • Looking Ahead—Emerging Customer Trends


General and breakout session topics:

  • Cart Cleaning and Infection Prevention
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations
  • Identifying Critical Control Points (CCPs)
  • Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs)
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • TRSA Activities Update


The day before the conference, sessions for leadership and participants in TRSA’s Hygienically Clean certification program will take place at the Omni. These will include meetings of the Hygienically Clean Advisory Council and the Hygienically Clean Healthcare user group. An invitation-only gathering of member company laundry operator CEOs will take place that evening.