Powell, OH - Nov. 17, 2016 - The International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) has named Gerry Daigle (in photo) its "2016 Lifetime Achievement" recipient. The honor was presented at IAHTM's Annual Meeting and Education Conference held Oct. 15-18 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Daigle maintains an executive role within MIP Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of reusable of healthcare textiles and related products based in Montreal, QC, Canada. IAHTM is a nonprofit membership organization for healthcare laundry cooperatives that provides senior-level textile managers with resources and support to maximize their laundries' efficiencies and control costs without compromising quality or patient focus.
Each year, IAHTM recognizes an individual with its Lifetime Achievement award for his or her career-long contributions to and accomplishments in the textile industry. Daigle was nominated for the award by IAHTM board members. In his nomination, they noted Daigle's active role in: communicating and educating healthcare laundries on the use of reusable incontinent products as an alternative to disposables; helping to introduce to the industry the benefits of knitted hospital linens vs. woven bed linens; supporting through education sponsorship industry organizations like IAHTM, Association for Linen Management (ALM) and American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA); and continually participating and volunteering in proactive efforts to promote the educational aspects and growth of the industry.
"Gerry has lots of fans in the industry who have recognized that, in many ways, it's because of the career-long contributions and support of folks like him that we're able to enjoy continued success," IAHTM Board Member Paul Seigel said. "We're happy to salute Gerry Daigle with our '2016 Lifetime Achievement' award."
Daigle, upon receiving the award, said, "This is a great honor. The industry is changing by the day and it's important to keep up or get left behind. IAHTM is one of those organizations that's leading the way and I'm proud to receive their distinguished appreciation."
(Left: Paul Seigel, IAHTM Treasurer, Gerry Daigle, Rocco Romeo, IAHTM President)
Founded in 1969, the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) is a nonprofit organization serving healthcare laundry cooperatives. IAHTM membership comprises experienced laundry executives serving 7,000 healthcare facilities in the USA and Canada. IAHTM members have access to training and education programs, benchmarking resources, peer information sharing and networking, and group purchasing power on textiles and chemicals. www.iahtm.com