RIDLEY PARK, Pa. — Ann Holobowicz, linen supervisor here at Taylor Hospital, has been named “Linen Coordinator of the Year” by Hospital Central Services (HCSC), the facility’s linen supply partner. Holobowicz, a 35-year Taylor employee, was presented with a certificate of recognition, and HCSC made a financial contribution to the hospital in honor of her accomplishments.
Bill Moyer, vice president of Marketing and Service at HCSC, says the awards are designed to recognize professionals who “go above and beyond to help encourage and promote continuing linen cost management efforts” at the company’s member hospitals. Holobowicz was among a group of 125 potential recipients for the award.
In addition to her role as linen supervisor, Holobowicz oversees supply processing and distribution for Taylor Hospital, where nearly 500,000 pounds of clean laundry are delivered every year.
Working to reduce linen losses, ensuring organized and properly maintained stock levels and serving on the linen committee for Crozer-Keystone Health System (CKHS) are among the key duties she performs in her role, according to CKHS. She also cooperates with other hospitals in the system, sharing improvements she has implemented at Taylor, including a bulk locker program to manage the distribution of scrubs and prevent losses.
“Ann’s commitment to excellence is apparent in every aspect of her work,” says Cindy Law, RN, BSN, MBA, clinical director of Perioperative Services at Taylor Hospital, and Holobowicz’s immediate supervisor. “She is a true steward of resources and is respected by her employees, her peers and leadership throughout the system.”
Holobowicz says she was “very honored and taken aback” by the award, according to CKHS. She credits teamwork as well as her own hard work for her department’s smooth operation.