Janice Carter Larson, CLLM, the Vice President of Clinical Resources and Consulting for Encompass Group LLC, will retire May 1.

A 40-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Larson is considered a pioneer in hospital-based linen cost management consulting. She has led a team of RN-based consultants at Encompass, helping hospitals and healthcare laundries focus on linen use and utilization, saving customers well over $100 million in the process.

Earlier in her career, Larson worked in international sales at American Hospital Supply and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. In 1984, she pioneered Baxter’s Prime Vendor program in remote island hospitals throughout Polynesia and Micronesia, winning Baxter’s Presidents Club Award in 1989.

After joining the Baxter Renal Division Business Development, in 1991 she joined Baxter Corporate Consulting, where she led the Continuous Quality Improvement education program for the Daughters of Charity hospitals in California. She helped Baxter’s Bentley Division achieve the 1992 Baxter Quality Award. In 1997, Larson began to lead the Encompass nurse consultant team.

She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa and holds a certificate in management from the USC Marshall School of Business.