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Provides service and assistance to members in the areas of healthcare-related issues

Healthcare Conference Info | Healthcare Committee Agenda

Current Projects

Training Videos
A recent example is Precautions for Protection: Handling Soiled Healthcare Textiles, a DVD offering universal precautions or proper processes and procedures to avoid contamination in healthcare laundries. This presentation applies to anyone who comes into contact with soiled linens. The committee is also considering developing resources for handling soiled linen in healthcare facilities (hospitals), carrying such linen and training maintenance crews/vendors.

Healthcare Resources
Materials used in creating a new video documenting the Healthcare Industries best practices for handling soiled healthcare linen.

Operations Manuals
A subcommittee plans to update the Healthcare Services Operations Manual. It explains the practices, procedures, and requirements of the healthcare market to enable textile services firms to effectively satisfy such customers’ needs. The manual covers practices such as linen and apparel items that require unique processing, deliveries necessitating special carts and trucks, and linen loss control and billing procedures that differ from those of traditional linen supply.

TRSA Hygienically Clean Certification
The committee provides healthcare laundry marketplace intelligence for the continuing development of this programs. Guidance is provided on determining standards for preventing laundered textiles from becoming a bacteria source based on launderers’ best management practices.


Liz Remillong (Chair),Crothall Laundry Services, Phoenix, AZ
Randy Bartsch, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Angela Becker, Ecolab Textile Care Div., Eagan, MN
Jerry Berstein, ImageFirst, Radnor, PA
Linda Burgman, CleanCare, Pittsburgh, PA
Scott Delin, Fashion Seal Brand of Superior Uniform Group, Seminole, FL
Bruce R. Feldman, Economy Linen & Towel Service, Dayton, OH
Rick Gaffney, Harbor Linen, St. Charles, MO
Patrick Garcia, Division Laundry & Cleaners, Inc., San Antonio, TX
Norbert Gittard, Jensen USA, Inc., Panama City, FL
Alan Gordon, Diamond Chemical, Philadelphia, PA
Jack Heaviside, Sunburst Chemicals, Inc., Florissant, MO
Tim Higdon, Faultless Laundry, Merriam, KS
Duane Houvener, ADI American Dawn, Jenison, MI
Blaine Jackson, Kannegiesser USA, New Orleans, LA
Rick Kislia, Crescent Laundry, Davenport, IA
Jeff Markman, Positek RFID, L.P., Norristown, PA
JB Marquette, Venus Group, Sarasota, FL
Shawn Martin, R.W. Martin & Sons, Kent, OH
Tim Montague, Foussard Montague Associate Inc., Denver, CO
Keith Nichols, Hand Craft Services Inc, Richmond, VA
Gerard O'Neill, American Laundry Systems, Haverhill, MA
Gary Ostrum, G.A. Braun Inc., East Amherst, NY
Ben Pincus, Baltic Linen Company, Lake Success, NY
Michael Potack, Unitex Textile Rental Services, Mount Vernon, NY
Josh Ramirez, Medico Professional LS, Long Beach, CA
Judy Reino, Reino Linen Service, Gibsonburg, OH
Daniel Sanchez, Medline Industries Inc., Mundelein, IL
John Savage, Cintas Corporation, Mason, OH
Ron Seaman, Florida Linen Services LLC, Pompano Beach, FL
Richard Smith, Robinson & Smith Inc., Gloversville, NY
Jack Smylie, Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. Division of Tingue Brown, Farmington Hills, MI
John Tessmann, Band Box Cleaners & Laundry, Tomah, WI
Steven Tinker, Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL
Ken Tyler, Encompass Group, Chicago, IL
John Wintz, Standard Textile Co. Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Jacob Zahler, Clean Tex Services, Linden, NJ

Staff Liaison
Angela Freeman
877-770-9274 or 703-519-0029, ext. 111