Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) Continues Its Mission to Promote Industry Standards in Healthcare Laundry Facilities

September 15th — The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has remained committed to its mission of educating the healthcare industry about the critical importance of upholding industry standards in healthcare laundry facilities. Following a successful presence at the APIC 2023 conference, HLAC seized the opportunity to collaborate with local chapters, further advancing its mission.

During a recent engagement, HLAC’s President, Rocco Romeo, addressed the South Carolina Regional Chapter, delivering an insightful presentation that highlighted the core principles and objectives of HLAC. Mr. Romeo’s presentation covered a range of key topics, including:

  1. The Origins of HLAC: Exploring the development and foundation of HLAC, emphasizing the organization’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards in healthcare laundry practices.
  2. HLAC Accreditation: Shedding light on what it means for a laundry facility to be accredited by HLAC, emphasizing the significance of compliance with rigorous industry standards.
  3. A Glimpse into Hospital Towels: Offering a unique perspective by providing an overview of the daily cycle of hospital towels, underscoring the importance of their hygiene and quality.
  4. The Role of Infection Preventionists: Addressing the pivotal role played by Infection Preventionists in maintaining the integrity of healthcare linen and ensuring the safety of patients and healthcare workers.

HLAC’s presentation to the South Carolina Regional Chapter exemplifies the organization’s ongoing commitment to fostering awareness and understanding within the healthcare community. By engaging with local chapters and industry professionals, HLAC aims to enhance the overall quality and safety of healthcare laundry services, ultimately contributing to improved patient outcomes.

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If you’re interested in HLAC presenting at your next meeting, contact Executive Director, Kristen Thayer at