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TRSA Virtual Healthcare Conference

TRSA's Virtual Healthcare Conference provides access to the full program - the keynote address, sessions and panel discussions. Sessions cover most aspects of healthcare laundering operations and developments in patient care delivery, materials management, certification, infection control, regulation, plant systems, textile products and more.

Program Information
Program Date:
December 02, 2020
Keynote: The Future of Healthcare - Post COVID - and What You Can Do About It
  • Internationally respected health futurist and medical economist
  • Author of 250+ publications on health care delivery
  • Frequent speaker regarding key trends in medical science, technology, reimbursement, public policy, health reform, strategy and creative problem solving
Speaker Information
Jeffrey C. Bauer  [ view bio ]
Reusable Healthcare PPE

2020 has proved what the industry has been saying all along—reusable healthcare PPEs are better for the environment, more cost effective and eliminate the angst over supply shortages. Get up to speed on PPEs:

  • Discuss the different types of reusable healthcare PPEs
  • Refresh your knowledge base with laundering best practices
  • Review your approach to this market and make sure you’re asking the right questions for sourcing
Speaker Information
Nancy Parris  [ view bio ]
Healthcare Benchmarking Survey Results

Last year the TRSA Healthcare Committee reported on their benchmarking initiative and shared data collected from Phase One of this project (demographics, market drivers, healthcare dynamics, employees and changing expectations). Get on deck for the sharing of Phase Two results, providing you with a deep dive into all aspects of financial performance, revenue sources, trend analysis, and all primary cost drivers.

Speaker Information
Rick Kislia  [ view bio ]
Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Promote a welcoming and healthy workplace culture for conversation around today’s important topics by exploring new concepts:

  • Creating a safe environment for management and employees to speak openly about cultural differences and their perspectives on recent events found in today’s news coverage
  • Providing your management with the skills to enable equity and inclusion conversations and acts within the workplace
  • Creating a plan for your workplace that will become a permanent way forward for your community
Speaker Information
Coretha Rushing  [ view bio ]
The Hygienically Clean Certification Process: Lessons Learned

Discover lessons learned and hear success stories not only from laundry operators who have earned TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification, but also from certification inspectors. Discussion points will include:

  • Process improvements that laundries have implemented due to their certification process
  • Tips for using the certification in your marketing and sales efforts to lead to new business
  • Unraveling the mystery: the most common reasons laundries don’t pass inspections
  • How the recent implementation of virtual plant inspections has changed the process
Speaker Information
Bob Corfield  [ view bio ]
Carlos Iniguez  [ view bio ]
Kelsey Van Miert  [ view bio ]
Using UV Lighting for Disinfection

Ultraviolet (UV) light, a natural disinfectant, has been used for years in other industries and is now on the rise in the laundry industry. UV, UV-C, what’s the difference and is this for you? Join in to learn more and ask questions.

  • Understand how UV kills bacteria where microbial surface contamination is a concern (i.e., clean rooms, soil-sort areas, restrooms and lunchrooms) and its application on washers to help reduce water and gas usage
  • Hear from operators who have implemented this technology in their operations to find out the various ways its being utilized

Get your questions answered by the makers of this technology during the live, interactive Q&A portion following the presentation

Speaker Information
Andrew Rupnow  [ view bio ]
Plato Spilios II  [ view bio ]
Virtual Plant Tour (Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service) + Q&A

This 2017 healthcare laundry features innovative concepts that will be featured in short segments to explore the various aspects of the plant. The Kelowna laundry by the numbers:

  • 35,000 square foot facility
  • 100% rental healthcare linens are processed
  • 18 million pounds—annual production tally of certified Hygienically Clean linens
  • 80 hospitals, clinics and healthcare clients are served by this laundry
  • One shift, operating seven days a week
  • 80% productivity increase since opening in 2017

Six separate segments featuring a roughly two-minute intro video followed by a discussion covering what, why and how for each segment

Each segment is approximately seven to eight minutes in length

Speaker Information
Bryan Bartsch  [ view bio ]
Randy Bartsch  [ view bio ]
Rod Reeder  [ view bio ]
Jeff Scott  [ view bio ]
Dan Steele  [ view bio ]
How to Build Personal Clothing Laundering Capabilities/Servicing LTC Facilities

Outsourcing laundry services is a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to in-house laundry at nursing homes and other long-term care (LTC) facilities. Labor shortages, rising wages and an aging population have created opportunities to expand the market into this space. Add these recent months of COVID-19 concerns and the need for this type of service is more urgent. This facilitated discussion will answer the following questions as well as others:

  • Is it possible to be profitable on processing personal clothing for LTCs?
  • How do you handle the processing of personal clothing without disrupting your high-volume production floor?
  • Is there a capital investment to be able to do this (in either hardware or software)?
  • What is a good course of action for expanding your service to LTC facilities?
Speaker Information
Mike Lang  [ view bio ]
Cecil Lee  [ view bio ]
Brian Polatsek  [ view bio ]
Liz Remillong  [ view bio ]
Plant Disinfection Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of keeping your employees safe and your operation running—and it requires careful planning. Session takeaways include:

  • Gaining guidance through a review of ISSA Clean Standards to better manage time, techniques, and manpower for thorough disinfection of your plant
  • Developing best practices for disinfecting all equipment/machinery and the highly trafficked areas of your plant
  • Hearing how operators are using ATP Testing (Surface Testing) to test their disinfection processes as a form of quality control.
Speaker Information
Dr. Stefan Wagener  [ view bio ]
Closing Panel: Coronavirus Impact, Response & Recovery: How Has the Industry Evolved

This panel of executives will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the industry, how the industry has changed 9 months in, and how it will continue to change. Hear from industry operators and supplier partners who will address these questions and more:

  • How quickly did our industry react to the challenges that were brought about by the pandemic?
  • What new challenges were presented that actually turned into opportunities?
  • What new products or services are laundries looking at offering moving forward?
  • How has the pandemic impacted the end user, provider, supplier?
  • Where do we go from here?
Speaker Information
Joseph LaPorta  [ view bio ]
David Potack  [ view bio ]
Joe Ricci  [ view bio ]
David Stern  [ view bio ]
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