About Us

Our Mission

To promote the education of healthcare textile managers by creating an environment where ideas and information can be shared for the mutual benefit of members and the organizations they serve. View a brief document about IAHTM in the link below.

Why Join IAHTM 2020.pdf

Our History

The Association of Cooperative Hospital Laundries (ACHL) as it was called then, was founded by a group of progressive general managers in 1968. Their goal was to create an open environment where ideas and information could be shared for the mutual benefit of all members. 

Who We Are

Our members provide service to approximately 7,000 healthcare facilities in the U.S and Canada and process more than 700 million pounds of clean linen each year, making us the largest healthcare central laundry organization in the world.


Annual Member Meeting and Education Conference

More than anything else, IAHTM’s mission is to promote the education of its members. This is done through world-class education programs for top level managers and their staff. Our Annual Member Meeting and Education Conference brings members together with some of the finest and most relevant speakers and topics in the business marketplace. Our Annual Meeting also offers an opportunity to bring spouses, network with conference sponsors and get to know your peers better.

Spring Education Conference

IAHTM’S Spring Education Conferences provide education for members’ second and third management tiers. This conference an excellent opportunity for our teams to learn important skills and information and network with their peers. The value of these two-day, intensive workshops is greatly increased because they are held at member facilities.