Ken Tyler Given Lifetime Achievement Award by VA

McDonough, GA–(September 2018) – Ken Tyler, VP Government Operations, Encompass Group, LLC was awarded the Veterans Affairs 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the VA National Environmental Programs Service Conference held August 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

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“We are pleased to announce this recognition of Ken’s lifetime of dedication to the care of our nation’s veterans,” said John Wood, CEO of Encompass. “He is an integral part of Encompass Group’s government operations. Ken has served his country for most of his life. Prior to joining us, he served at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of the Navy, and is a decorated U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran.”

“I am very honored to be recognized by the VA with this award,” Tyler said. “It has been an honor to aid our country’s veterans, and to serve our nation.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented, “In recognition of Ken Tyler’s superb leadership and professionalism resulting in far reaching improvements in the effectiveness and quality of healthcare delivery to veterans nationwide.” 

Ken Tyler served as Chief, Textile Care Division at VA Headquarters, Washington DC from 1977 to 2000.  He is best known for his development of the VA Laundry Modernization Program where he managed the modernization of 54 facilities (valued at $175 million) and the new construction of 15 new VA laundries (valued at $140 million). He was very active in management of the VA Laundry Consolidation Program in which VA consolidated 73 existing facilities into just 41.

Some of Ken Tyler’s most notable accomplishments include: Managing the EMS product standardization program and uniform committee, serving as Acting EPS Director from 1989-1991, and his development of the Under Secretary for Health Field Laundry Advisory and establishment of the VA laundry/quality assurance programs. 

Additionally, he is a graduate of the VA Leadership Program and a recipient of three Hammer Awards from the Vice President of the United States, three Scissor Awards from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and two Department of Energy Conservation Awards.

“There’s no better exemplar of our commitment to helping our customers deliver better care than Ken Tyler,” said John Wood, Encompass Group CEO. “We are so proud of him and his service.”

About Encompass Group

Encompass is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single use medical products. Encompass believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel Safe and Comfortable in today’s healthcare environments.
The way Encompass enhances the healthcare experience is by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost effective for all providers.

The markets we serve include Acute Care, Long-Term Care/Senior Care, Retail Health Care Apparel, Hospitality, and Government Operations. . For more information, please visit, email, or call at (800) 284-4540.

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