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Monday, February 29: A Conversation Among Leaders
Listen in while some of the industries’ top leaders have a casual conversation about the current and future state of our industry. Hear their projections, feel their challenges and join their excitement over what could, what should and what won’t happen as technology, automation, consolidation, and opportunities emerge.
Pellerin Milnor Corporation
| Ed McCauley
United Hospital Services
Ottawa Regional Hospital
Tuesday, March 1: Laundry Effectiveness in Infection Control Perspective by Lynne Sehulster PhD, M(ASCP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Lynne Sehulster presents her 16-page evidence based research on contemporary infection
prevention issues for healthcare laundry and textiles.
Wednesday, March 2: Get MORE PAINT out of the tube!, Joe Castillo
Running on empty? Are your creative juices bone dry leaving your team running on empty?
Revitalize your team for success. Identify and understand how to squeeze more strength out of each day. Learn Four deep wells of motivational energy to help your team start over, banish discouragement and accomplish seemingly impossible goals.
Analyzing and Avoiding Mistakes in Complying with OSHA Guidelines
Does an unannounced inspection make your anxiety level soar? Be at the ready by understanding what other laundries have experienced when OSHA came knocking. Correct common mistakes and develop your inspection action plan.
Presented by Barry Spurlock,JD, CSP, Eastern Kentucky University
Best Practices for Linen Room Management
Dig deep into linen utilization and linen distribution during this extended session. Build support in the administrative and nursing staff by engaging their involvement in decision making and process improvement.
Presented by: Dan Sanchez and Chuck Rossmiller
Build, Rebuild or Outsource
Don’t let growing pains get you down. Choose the best option for your plant: build, rebuild, or outsource. Visits the pros and cons and dos and don’ts to make the best decision with a realistic goal and successful outcome.
Presented by: David Bernstein
Converting Your Linen Service into Your Linen Business
How to cost, market and provide linen service outside of your current in house customers. What do you need to know, what critical decisions do you need to make, how to decide what services you can provide or should provide
Presented by: Bob Corfield
He Said Reusable, She Said Disposable
Hear from team disposable and team reusable to develop the best possible argument when faced with a facility that wants to transition to disposables.
Presented By: Gabriel Boardman
Hidden Efficiencies: You Can Do More With Less
Using production standards can increase labor productivity and impact employee morale in a positive manner. Track and cut duplicated steps, create SOPs and reward good work to find opportunities to reduce wasted labor.
Presented by: Rich Bott
Implement a Preemptive Strike on Emerging Pathogens
Know what pathogens may be headed your way and have your arsenal of oxidation processes ready to minimize linen as a vector for infection.
Presented by: Angela Becker
Issues and Answers Discussion Groups
The challenges and issues you face have most likely been tried and conquered by one or more of your peers. Connect with your kindred spirits and discuss common ground and creative solutions. Discussion Groups will be available for: Hospitality; Long Term Care; Corrections; and Healthcare Facilities *others can be formed on request
Meeting Data Driven Metrics
What happen when your data doesn’t live up to that of your peers? Discuss strategies to improve your performance and meet the metrics that are expected of you.
Presented by: Jon Witschy
Science Stands the Test of Time
Dig into the science behind tunnels and conventional washers and the interrelationship between elements in the wash process.
Presented by: Jim Corrigan
The Shrinking Labor Force
In recent years, it has become more and more difficult to fill technician jobs in laundries. What can we expect moving forward? What can be done about it? Step up your employee recruitment game and identify talent for your team.
Presented by: Jennifer Poage
Speak to Authority with Authority
Gain support and influence decisions on linen issue before they occur by having an open line of communication with upper management. Prepare your case with facts, propose your solution, and provoke action to support your needs.
Presented by: Cindy Molko, CLLM, RLLD
Presented by: Ty Acton
Lower your rewash and reduce your costs by targeting 10 keys in processing and finishing that impact the quality of textiles that leave your plant.
You Can't Trust What You Can't Track
Analyze linen tracking options, methods and automation. Should you be tracking by quantity over weight? Is hand tracking adequate, or is using software in your best interest? Weigh the pros and cons of these options and explore automation upgrades such as bar coding and RFID.
Presented by: Bruce Bettis
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