PLAINFIELD, IL - The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has elected three new members to its board of directors for the 2018-2020 term: Mark J. Hoenemeyer, chief executive officer of Bay Linen Inc., Clearwater, FL; Paul Jewison, president and chief executive officer of Textile Care Services Inc., Rochester, MN; and Rocco Romeo, chief executive officer of HLS Linen Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
HLAC is the nonprofit organization that inspects and accredits laundries processing textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. HLAC’s voluntary board of directors comprises a cross section of objective experts with experience in infection prevention, environmental services, laundry operations and government inspection.
Hoenemeyer, who has been CEO of Bay Linen since 1995, has extensive experience serving on healthcare boards and is currently a member of the board of directors for the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM). Bay Linen serves BayCare, a leading not-for-profit healthcare system of 14 hospitals in the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions.
Jewison, who has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and operations management of large healthcare laundries, is a past board member of the Association for Linen Management and the Mayo Clinic. He holds three U.S. patents related to textiles, water disinfection and material handling.
Romeo is past president of IAHTM’s board of directors. He is returning to the Board of HLAC, where he served from 2010 to 2015, including as its president from 2012 to 2013. He has been CEO of HLS Linen Services since 2001.
“Mark Hoenemeyer, Paul Jewison and Rocco Romeo are among the best and brightest in our industry,” said Bradley J. Bushman, HLAC board president. “They are tremendous advocates of HLAC accreditation and they share the organization’s goal of promoting HLAC as the foremost accreditation organization in the textile services industry.”