Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy) $52.06 01/04/2018 A 5,001 (1) 01/04/2028 Common Stock 5,001 $0 5,001 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These options shall vest and become exercisable at the rate of 20% annually, commencing on the first anniversary of the January 4, 2018 grant date.
/s/ John C. Shea, by Power of Attorney 01/04/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4 (b)(v).
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Know all by these presents that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints each of John Shea and
Michael Harrity signing singly, as the undersigned's true and lawful attorneys-in-fact to:

1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned Forms 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with Section 16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") relating to Healthcare Services
Group, Inc. (the "Company");

2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be necessary or
desirable to complete and execute any such Forms 3, 4 or 5, complete and execute any amendment or
amendments thereto, and timely file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion
of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the
undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and
conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve
 in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform
any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of
any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned
might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying
and confirming all that each such attorney-in-fact, or each such attorney-in-fact's substitute or
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights
and powers herein granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving
in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming any of the undersigned's
responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.  The undersigned acknowledges that such
attorney-in-fact is not assuming: (i) any liability for the undersigned's responsibility to comply with
the requirements of the Act; (ii) any liability of the undersigned for any failure to comply with such
requirements; or (iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit disgorgement under
Section 16(b) of the Act.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required
to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities
issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the
foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this
10th day of July, 2012.

Signature /s/ Robert J. Moss			

Print Name Robert J. Moss