With 35 plus years of experience, Brett Higgins is a seasoned healthcare professional previously serving as Director of Environmental Services for Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa.
Brett began his career in 1983 as Director of Housekeeping and Laundry Services for the Jane Lamb Health Center in Clinton, Iowa. Working his way up the ranks, he has managed and directed environmental service departments for Mercy Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital also located in Davenport, Iowa, building a solid understanding of laundry facility operations from the ground up. Duties included managing the day-to-day operations of 200+ bed facilities.
His most recent experience includes managing a 502-bed dual-campus facility, administering a $5.2 million operating budget and $2.4 million capital budget, customer account management, facility planning and design, benchmarking and productivity projects and more. Well versed in every operational aspect of the healthcare laundry, Brett brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the HLAC team of inspectors.
Brett is a retired Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP), the premier certification for environmental managers serving the healthcare industry.