SAN DIEGO — Rick Gaffney has joined the Healthcare Linen Alliance (HLA) to head business development and partnerships, HLA reports.
HLA is one of the largest commercial healthcare linen service providers in the nation serving more than 120,000 hospital beds daily and more than 1,800 customers.
Gaffney has spent much of his career in the commercial healthcare laundry industry. With experience that extends from operations management to service to sales, HAL says he brings his extensive background in the industry to the team.
“The Healthcare Linen Alliance is the better alternative for national healthcare laundry, and I’m happy to be part of the team and share that message,” Gaffney says.
Gaffney has years of experience working in commercial laundry operations, on turnarounds and increasing revenue by focusing on quality and hiring talent. Throughout his career, HLA says he has a demonstrated track record of helping businesses improve their operations, increase their reach and ensure the right team is in place.
“We are very pleased to welcome Rick to our team, and I am confident that through his efforts we will continue to expand the reach of the group across the country,” says Randy Bartsch, founding member and chairman of the Alliance. “As a group, with our combined size, scale and coverage, the Alliance is helping hospitals and health systems drive down overall laundry and linen costs.”
The HLA group includes Century Linen & Uniform, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Emerald Textiles, Logan’s Healthcare Linen Systems, Paris Healthcare Linen Services, Superior Health Linens, Textile Care Services and Up to Date Laundry.
The group serves a large area, covering Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Northern Virginia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C., Washington State, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Canada.