PLAINFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation (HLAC) has named Bradley J. Bushman its president, effective immediately, HLAC reports. Bushman is assuming the duties of board president of HLAC through the 2020 term.
HLAC is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of inspecting and accrediting laundries processing healthcare textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.
Bushman, an HLAC board director for several years, is vice president of technical affairs of Standard Textile Co., Cincinnati, according to HLAC. He succeeds John Scherberger, who has been board president since January 2016.
A 35-year veteran of the industry, Bushman has been an elected U.S. delegate to the European Union (EU) and an AAMI committee member developing international standards related to textile services. HLAC says he has used this knowledge to help enable its standard to be globally relevant.
At Standard Textile, where he has worked for 29 years, Bushman’s responsibilities include operations at the C.O.R.E. laboratory facilities, regulatory affairs and managing the technical services team, which works directly with textile service providers to optimize operational performance, logistics and quality results.
Bushman says as HLAC president he intends to:
- Continue to have a positive impact on hospital HAIs through promoting hygienic laundry practices and HLAC accreditation of healthcare laundry service providers.
- Begin the review and updating process for the HLAC healthcare standard to keep it current with advancements in technologies and new biological threats.
- Initiate training and educational programs focused on hygienic practices for textile service providers.
- Engage with the best and brightest within the industry to develop best practices for hygienic processes used within the textile services industry.
“I have long been a tremendous advocate of HLAC accreditation,” Bushman says. “I look forward to enhancing HLAC’s brand and image as the pre-emanate accreditation organization for the textile services industry.”