The Board of Directors of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation (HLAC) has named Bradley J. Bushman (photo, right) its president, effective immediately. 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 Company, Cincinnati, OH. He succeeds John Scherberger, who has been board president since January 2016.
A 35-year veteran of the industry, Bushman has been an elected US delegate to the European Union (EU) and an AAMI committee member developing international standards related to textile services. He has used this knowledge to help enable the HLAC 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 said as HLAC president he intends to:
Continue to have a positive impact on hospital HAI’s 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 our 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 said. “I look forward to enhancing HLAC’s brand and image as the pre-emanate accreditation organization for the textile services industry.”