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Molko Retires from Mayo Clinic Linen and Central Services

Rose from central service tech to director, retires after nearly 43 years of service

RICHMOND, Ky. — The Association for Linen Management (ALM) reports that Cindy Molko, RLLD, CLLM and former president of the ALM Board, recently retired from her position at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after nearly 43 years of dedicated service.

Cindy Molko

Cindy Molko

“Some of my fondest ALM memories have been with Cindy,” says Linda Fairbanks, ALM executive director.

“Cindy has always been someone we could reach out to for knowledgeable guidance, whether it be for industry education, understanding member needs, or business insight, she has always been generous and enthusiastic in helping textile care professionals.”

That knowledge has been gained through years of working at every level within The Mayo Clinic. Molko began as a central service tech and was quickly promoted to a supervisory position, where through the years, she was instrumental in building the Mayo linen and central services into what it is today.

“It has been an incredible experience to work with Cindy, whose knowledge and experience is invaluable to the organization and industry,” says Kathy Mulhern, director linen and central service, Mayo Clinic.

“I cannot thank Cindy enough for her mentorship. Cindy’s consistent support and leadership is responsible for all our accomplishments. Congratulations on your retirement!”

Despite Molko’s many responsibilities at Mayo, ALM says she always found time to lead by example in other industry associations and organizations.

At ALM, Molko spoke at conferences, taught at the Laundry & Linen College, as well as led by example by completing and maintaining certifications in both the Registered Laundry & Linen Director (RLLD) and the Certified Laundry & Linen Manager (CLLM).

She has also participated in the Boards of the Minnesota Health Care Central Service Materials Managers (MHCSMA) and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).

She was also a member of American Laundry News’ Panel of Experts in 2004.

Molko plans to spend her newly found free time snuggling with grandbabies, traveling to see family and friends, and working in her garden.

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