IAHTM News

5/30/17

 

IAHTM Members Look to Organization’s Peers to Optimize Laundry Performance: Article

Powell, OH – May 30 , 2017 – IAHTM’s Peer Assessment & Evaluation Program is featured in a recent article, “IAHTM’s Laundry Performance Program,” by Rocco Romeo and published by The Laundry Ledger.


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5/2/17

 

COMTEX (Central Ohio Medical Textiles) located in Columbus; Ohio seeks a COO for a 40+ million pound 260 FTE’s, stand-alone healthcare laundry including an O.R. repack and sterilization service.  

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4/25/17

IAHTM, HLAC Say Healthcare Laundry Standards Are As Important to OPLs as Commercial, Co-op Laundries

10 Principles for Facility Cleaning Managers Overseeing Laundry

            Powell, OH; Plainfield, IL – April 24, 2017 – On-premise laundries (OPLs) must hold themselves up to the same sort of healthcare laundry standards as commercial laundries and cooperatives. So state Rocco Romeo and John Scherberger in a collaborative article just published in Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine.

            Romeo is board president of the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM), and Scherberger is board president of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC).

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2/3/17

IAHTM Touts Its Expertise, Experience Re:  Laundry Processing's Role in Use of

Copper-Embedded Healthcare Linens 

 

        Powell, OH – Feb. 3, 2017 – As interest grows among the acute care community in the use of self-disinfecting copper-embedded composites to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) is promoting its experience and expertise regarding copper-infused textiles and laundry processing’s role in their effectiveness.

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2/2/17

 

IAHTM: Collaboration Among IPs, Healthcare Laundries Essential to Ensuring Hygienically Clean, Safe Textiles 

 

        Powell, OH – Feb. 2, 2017 – Rocco Romeo, board president the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM), recently told an audience of Infection Preventionists (IPs) of the need for stronger collaboration with healthcare laundries to ensure hygienically clean and safe textiles.

 

            “Our job (the healthcare laundry’s job) is to ensure that every piece of linen that touches a patient is free from contamination,” Romeo told IPs who were attending a fall educational conference held by the New England Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). “This takes advocacy from and partnership with you.”

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11/22/16 

IAHTM Praises United Hospital Services For 50 Years of Service 

        Powell, OH – Nov. 22, 2016 – The International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) recently paid tribute to United Hospital Services of Indianapolis, IN, for its 50 years of providing reliable, high-quality medical linen and services to its healthcare customers. With a special award, the honor was presented to 

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10/28/16

 

Professional Development Drives Agenda at IAHTM Annual Meeting, Education Conference

        Vancouver, British Columbia – Oct. 28, 2016 – Attendees were presented with a wealth of industry expertise and knowledge at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Education Conference of the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM). The conference, held Oct. 15-18 in Vancouver, British Columbia, featured a variety of speakers who presented on a range of relevant industry topics.

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7/11/16

 

IAHTM European Laundry Tour Includes Plant Visits, Attendance at Texcare and

          ‘Exchange of Ideas and Best Practices’

 

             Powell, OH – July 11, 2016 – Members of the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) recently participated in a nine-day group study tour that included visits to laundries and vendor factories in Germany and The Netherlands – as well as attendance at Texcare International, which bills itself as the “world’s leading trade fair for the laundry, cleaning and textile rental sectors.”

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4/22/16

 

IAHTM Member Company Profiles Laundry Processing’s Role in Use of Copper-Embedded Healthcare Linens at ARTA Conference 

 

        Powell, OH – April 22, 2016 – Shared Hospital Services, a member of the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM), recently shared the stage in a presentation on the use of copper in healthcare textiles at the 2016 Education Conference of the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) held in Orlando, FLA.

            In a joint presentation with Cupron, Richmond, VA, representatives of Shared Hospital Services

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4/11/16

 

IAHTM Leadership Joins in Top-Level Discussion Of Industry’s Challenges, Opportunities At ALM’s IMPACT 2016 

            Powell, OH – April 11, 2016 – Leadership from the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) recently participated in the General Session of IMPACT, the 2016 educational conference of the Association for Linen Management (ALM) held in Phoenix, AZ.

            IAHTM is a nonprofit membership organization for healthcare laundry cooperatives that provides senior-level textile managers with resources and support to maximize their laundries’ efficiencies and control costs without compromising quality or patient focus.

            At the ALM conference, IAHTM’s Board President Rocco Romeo joined 

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1/24/16

  IAHTM Announces 2016 Board of Directors

Powell, OH – January 24, 2016 – The International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) recently announced its board of directors for the new term. IAHTM is a nonprofit membership organization for healthcare laundry cooperatives that provides senior-level textile managers with resources and support to maximize their laundries’ efficiencies and control costs without compromising quality or patient focus. Rocco Romeo remains board president for the 2016 term. Romeo is CEO, Ottawa Regional Hospital Linen Service Inc., Ottawa, ON. Other board members include: 1st Vice

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10/30/15

  

IAHTM Names James Hunt and Don Pedder Its ‘2015 Lifetime Achievement’ Recipients

Powell, OH – Oct. 30, 2015 – The International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) has named James Hunt and Don Pedder its “2015 Lifetime Achievement” recipients.
The newly created honor was presented for the first time at IAHTM’s Annual Meeting and Education Conference held Oct. 24-28 in 

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