Our History

HHS Founded

1975

HHS Founded

Hospital Housekeeping Systems (HHS) was founded by owner Jim Spry in Austin, Texas at his home office. The organization began as a housekeeping support service provider within the healthcare industry.

HHS Relocates

1984

HHS moves to Houston, Texas under the leadership of CEO Tom Spry.

HHS Moves to Austin

1989

HHS moves back to Austin, Texas and is officed out of Jim Spry’s home, and Jim returns as CEO.

New Location and CEO

1991

HHS offices out of our partner’s facility, Largo Medical Center, in Florida, followed by the purchase of our own building in Largo, Florida. During this time Bob Floyd served as CEO for five years.

New CEO Named

1997

New CEO Named

Craig Homes named CEO and serves in this position for five years.

HHS Grows

1999

HHS acquires 25 accounts across the United States.

HHS Relocates Back to Austin

2002

Jim Spry is named CEO for a third time. HHS purchases the Koppel building in downtown Austin and relocates the headquarters back to Texas.

HHS Moves into a New Office

2003

HHS Moves into a New Office

HHS is officially housed out of the Koppel building on 4th and Congress Ave. During this time, Tom Spry returns as CEO. The Koppel, built in 1889, was originally a feed store on the bottom half, and a railroad hotel on the top floor.

HHS Grows

2004

HHS has 50 accounts across the United States.

New CEO Named

2006

New CEO Named

Roy Thornton is named CEO.

HHS Grows

2006

HHS has 75 accounts across the United States.

HHS Grows

2007

HHS reaches 100 account partnerships.

New Headquarters and CEO

2010

New Headquarters and CEO

HHS purchases half a city block, which originally was a charter school, and moves the headquarters to this location. Ryan Williams serves as HHS CEO.

BedWatch® Founded

2010

BedWatch® Founded

BedWatch, a subsidiary of HHS, was founded under the leadership of Steve Jourdan. BedWatch provides an entire suite of cutting-edge, fully mobile, cloud-based patient throughput management tools: Admit Control, Bed Control, and Transport Control. These tools provide real-time visibility and communication to effectively coordinate and manage the care, placement, and movement of patients throughout the hospital or entire healthcare system.

HHS Grows

2011

HHS reaches 150 partner accounts.

HHS Begins Providing Culinary

2011

HHS Begins Providing Culinary

HHS begins providing culinary and nutrition support services within the healthcare industry, led by Keith O’Neill.

HHS Grows

2012

HHS has 200 support services accounts.

Patient Flow Added to Services

2013

Patient Flow Added to Services

HHS introduces patient flow to our family of services.

HHS Adds Four New Services

2013

HHS Adds Four New Services

We add integrated facilities management, clinical and biomedical engineering, Enhanced Asset Management, and decommissioning to our healthcare support service offerings.

New CEO Named

2013

New CEO Named

Joe Terry is named CEO of HHS.

HHS Officially Changes Names

2014

HHS Officially Changes Names

Hospital Housekeeping Systems officially changes the organization’s name to HHS to better represent the formalized gathering of our evolving service lines under one parent organization.

HHS Grows

2014

HHS reaches 300 account partnerships.

CareFUND Created

2014

CareFUND Created

The HHS CareFUND is created. The HHS CareFUND, which is fully supported by team members, provides financial assistance to those experiencing difficult times as a result of natural disasters, sudden health problems, or other unexpected and unavoidable issues that may arise.

HHS Adds New Service Line for Healthcare

2015

HHS Adds New Service Line for Healthcare

Linen utilization and laundry management (LUM) begins being offered as a support service for healthcare.

HHS Grows

2015

350 account partnerships have now been formed.

International Expansion

2015

HHS expands internationally to Chile.

HHS Grows

2016

Account partnerships increase to 450.

HHS Expands into Three Industries

2016

HHS begins providing support services to government, resorts, and senior living industries.

HHS Grows

2017

HHS now provides support services to over 500 partnership accounts.

International Expansion

2018

HHS gains a partnership in Japan.

HHS Moves Headquarters to Dripping Springs

2019

HHS Moves Headquarters to Dripping Springs

The HHS headquarters moves to a new campus in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside of Austin, where our home office and training center are located.