The Board of Directors of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation (HLAC) has voted Linda McCurdy as President-Elect. In January 2020, McCurdy will assume the duties of board president of HLAC, a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of inspecting and accrediting laundries processing healthcare textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.
McCurdy, an HLAC board member since 2017, is president and chief executive officer of K-Bro Linen Systems Inc., a provider of healthcare and hospitality laundry and linen services in Canada. She will succeed Brad Bushman, who has been board president since October 2017.
“Linda McCurdy’s passion for this industry is as close to incomparable as one can get,” Bushman said. “She has transformed K-Bro into a market leader and with her team has helped to revolutionize all aspects of laundry processes for the healthcare industry. She has long recognized the importance of standards in the processing of textiles and is a tremendous advocate of HLAC accreditation. The organization will benefit greatly from her leadership.”
McCurdy was recently named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Prairies winner. She joined K-Bro in 1998 as chief financial officer and became president and CEO in 2000. K-Bro, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, is the largest owner and operator of laundry and linen processing facilities in Canada. K-Bro provides a comprehensive range of general linen and operating room linen processing, management and distribution services to healthcare institutions, hotels and other commercial accounts. The company operates facilities throughout Canada and the United Kingdom (Fishers Laundry Group).
“HLAC continues to grow in stature among healthcare professionals who recognize the importance of standards in the processing of textiles,” McCurdy said. “As board president, I envision for HLAC many of the same goals I have for K-Bro, and one is to expand our footprint in the marketplace. I’m a big believer in the organization’s vision of a world where it’s a given that every healthcare linen is processed by an HLAC-accredited laundry.