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Hospital Alliance Association

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Hospital Alliance Association

When Rick Parker began calling on hospitals to sell cleaning supplies and products, he quickly realized that individual hospitals and systems operated in silos where cleaning products, methods and processes were inconsistent or obsolete.  He embarked on a quest to create an organization that could more effectively engage Environmental Services directors and managers to share best practices and keep them apprised of new developments in the cleaning and infection control arenas.  In 1996, he established the Hospital Alliance Association, a non-profit organization to promote improved methods and strategies to improve cleaning and identify cost-savings efficiencies, particularly in healthcare facilities and environments.  When Rick's brother-in-law died from a hospital acquired infection (HAI) his passion for infection control in healthcare was amplified.  He collaborated with the California Department of Health, California Hospital Association and healthcare infection control professionals to reduce HAIs through new product development, new training materials, and improved information dissemination that resulted in improved outcomes.  Through his organization, he has brought together hospital leadership, EVS leadership, product representatives, and government agencies to advance cleaning and infection prevention

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Events & Activities

Conferences - Training - Fundraising - Volunteering


VIRTUAL 2020 HospAA Conference


Thursday, August 13th, 2020  

8am to 3pm

Timber Creek Lodge Ballroom 

7050 Del Webb Blvd

Roseville, CA 95747

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10,000 Shields Assembled by Volunteers !! 

COVID-19 Face Shield Project - Phase 3

Saturday, April 25th, 2020  
9am to 7pm
Rolling Hills Church
800 White Rock Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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Get Involved

Make Your Mark

We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at HospAA. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our organization.

Partner with Us

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making HospAA even better by facilitating more and improved information and training. If interested, please contact:
or call Rick Parker: 408-202-1911

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Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at HospAA. Get in touch about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.  Email us at:

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Hospital Alliance Association is here to  facilitate lowering healthcare acquired infections and raising HCAP scores which, in turn, SAVES LIVES ”.

Rick Parker, HospAA Founder & President

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Who We Are

Meet our Leaders...

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Patrick "Rick" Parker, HospAA President

Rick Parker is the Founder and President of the Hospital Alliance Association (HospAA), a non-profit organization he established in 1996 to promote improved methods and strategies for cleaning and identifying cost-saving efficiencies, particularly in healthcare facilities and environments.  By engaging EVS leadership,  best practices were shared and new cleaning methods developed.  Training programs developed by HospAA were rolled out for EVS staff.  He has also collaborated with the California Department of Health, California Hospital Association and healthcare Infection Control professionals to develop methods and standards to reduce Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs). In addition to his work with HospAA over the last 20 years, Rick has had a lifelong career across a broad spectrum of facility cleaning and maintenance.  Since 2001, he has worked with a JanSan company based in San Jose and has expanded their healthcare division.  Rick has co-authored a white paper published in the Fall 2009 issue of the California Journal of Environmental Health as well as several articles in Cleaning Management and Maintenance (CMM) magazine.  He serves as President for International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) and has earned his CEH and MESCE certifications through IEHA.

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Jack McGurk, President - Systems Improvement Initiators, Inc.

HospAA Executive Director

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Jack McGurk is President of Systems Improvement Initiators, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in assisting companies, hospitals and healthcare facilities to improve their operations, reduce employee injuries, implement cost-effective environmental improvements, and increase workplace morale.  Mr. McGurk retired in August 2004 from the California Department of Health Services where he served as the Chief of the Environmental Management Branch.  He was responsible for oversight of eight environmental health programs including medical waste management, shellfish growing water sanitation, radiation clean-up, environmental health inspections of state-owned institutions, emergency preparedness and response to nuclear power plants in California, and recreational health.
Mr. McGurk has a Bachelors degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Public Administration.  He has been employed in the public health field for 51 years at the county and state levels along with consulting in the healthcare industry.  Among his accomplishments is his role developing legislation that became the California Medical Waste Management Act.  He developed and led a pollution prevention project with California hospitals to reduce solid and medical wastes.  He was honored by Region IX of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by receiving a 2004 Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement for leading these efforts.
Mr. McGurk is a Past President of the California Environmental Health Association.  He also served for 20 years as a member of the Environmental and Public Health Council of Underwriters.  He serves as Executive Director for HospAA and conducts much of the training courses created by HospAA for EVS staff.

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P.O. Box 381 - Roseville, CA  95678


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