Executive Panel Highlights TRSA Virtual Healthcare Conference

Posted October 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm

The Dec. 1-3 TRSA Virtual Healthcare Conference will host an executive panel discussion involving the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the response from the linen, uniform and facility services industry. Moderated by TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci, the panel will address specific industry challenges and opportunities such as new products and services.

The interactive panel will be live allowing for a Q&A session with conference participants, and will help answer the question: Where do we go from here? Panelists represent the largest regional and fastest growing healthcare acute and non-acute linen and garment services companies including:

  • Rich Bott, CEO, Emerald Textiles
  • Joseph LaPorta, President & CEO, Healthcare Linen Services Group
  • David Potack, President, Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services
  • David Stern, CEO, Novo Health Services

This panel will be the culmination of the Virtual Healthcare Conference that kicks off with a virtual welcome reception and break-out sessions on Monday, Dec. 1, 7-8 pm EST.

The conference starts on Tuesday, Dec. 2, opening with the keynote presentation from internationally respected health futurist and medical economist Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D., who will discuss The Future of Healthcare – Post COVID – and What You Can Do About It. Bauer is the author of more than 250 publications on healthcare delivery and is a sought-after speaker regarding key trends in medical science, technology, reimbursement, public policy, health reform, strategy and creative problem solving.

Don’t Miss the Virtual Plant Tour

Dec. 3 is the premiere of TRSA’s first-ever Virtual Plant Tour, featuring Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. A 2020 TRSA Best Laundry Plants of the Year award winner (March 2020), this healthcare laundry built in 2017 highlights innovative concepts featured in short segments that will explore the various aspects and technology of this 35,000-square-foot facility.

The virtual plant tour format divides the plant into six separate segments covering the what, why and how for each. A live Q&A will follow each segment. The following team from Ecotex will be on hand to answer all questions and provide additional insight: President Bryan Bartsch; CEO Randy Bartsch; General Manager Rod Reeder; Director of Client Services Jeff Scott; and Corporate Director of Engineering Dan Steele.

Additional general and break-out sessions on Dec. 2-3 (see full agenda and brochure at www.trsa.org/healthcare) will cover these topics:

  • Reusable Healthcare PPE
  • Healthcare Benchmarking Survey Results
  • Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • The Hygienically Clean Certification Process: Lessons Learned
  • Using UV Lighting for Disinfection
  • How to Build Personal Clothing Laundering Capabilities/Servicing LTC Facilities
  • Plant Disinfection Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention

The agenda is fully interactive with breaks that offer opportunities for additional networking. At the close of the day on Dec. 2, stay tuned for magician and mentalist Gary Ferrar, who will provide a virtual performance full of unexpected moments and unique effects. Ferrar has appeared on NBC and USA networks and on the Travel Channel. Ferrar has asked us to pass on these instructions to participants: “Due to the interactive nature of this virtual event, it is recommended that you put on pants and turn on your camera.”

TRSA’s Healthcare Conference is the premier laundry industry event focused on the business, handling and processing of hospital, surgery centers, medical offices, nursing homes and other medical facilities, including compliance and clinical trends. Mark your calendar and gather with operators responsible for processing more than 90% of North America’s healthcare linens and garments.

Register by Oct. 16 to save an additional $100 on virtual registration pricing! Visit www.trsa.org/healthcare for coupon code and details.