The Healthcare Linen Alliance announced that Rick Gaffney has joined the group to head business development and partnerships, in a news release. Gaffney has spent much of his career in the commercial healthcare laundry industry. With experience that extends from Operations Management to Service to Sales, he brings his extensive background in the industry to the team.
Gaffney has years of experience working in commercial laundry operations on turnarounds and increasing revenue by focusing on quality and hiring talent. Throughout his career he has a demonstrated track record of helping businesses improve their operations, increase their reach and ensure the right team is in place.
“We are very pleased to welcome Rick to our team, and I am confident that through his efforts we will continue to expand the reach of the group across the country,” said Randy Bartsch, founding member and chairman of the Alliance. “As a group, with our combined size, scale and coverage, the Alliance is helping hospitals and health systems drive down overall laundry and linen costs.”
The Healthcare Linen Alliance is one of the largest commercial healthcare linen service providers in the nation serving more than 120,000 hospital beds daily and over 1,800 customers. The group includes Century Linen & Uniform, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Emerald Textiles, Logan’s Healthcare Linen Systems, Paris Healthcare Linen Services, Superior Health Linens, Textile Care Services and Up to Date Laundry. The group serves a large area covering Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Northern Virginia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Washington D.C., Washington State, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Canada.