Who Are We?

We are an Alliance among the Largest Regional Operators in the U.S.

In 2016 five leading regional healthcare linen service providers came together to found the Healthcare Linen Alliance. Together we lead the charge for excellence in linen and laundry services.

Dedicated to cleanliness and environmental responsibility, we provide high quality, top-tier service with a focus on driving down overall costs for our customers.

Our members process more than 1.1 billion pounds of processed laundry per year at 35 dedicated healthcare laundries.

The Alliance serves almost 6,775 acute care and non-acute care facilities daily across the U.S. and Canada.

Combined, the Alliance provides linen for 215,000 acute care beds and long-term care beds, as well as medical textiles for outpatient surgery centers and numerous community medical clinics across the nation.

The Alliance supports conservation and recycling to protect our environment.

Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service has provided laundry and linen management service programs to hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and other medical facilities for more than 30 years. Focused on delivering Smarter Linen Solutions to customers, Ecotex is a leading provider of hygienically clean healthcare linen and laundry programs. Ecotex offers a comprehensive range of general linen and operating room linen processing, management, and distribution services programs. Daily, Ecotex currently serves more than 400 customer sitesin eleven states, Washington State, Oregon, Southern Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Western Illinois as well as in Canada.

Emerald Textiles

Founded in 2010, Emerald is the market leader for healthcare linen and laundry services in California. Emerald is the leading provider of healthcare linen and laundry services in the West, serving hospitals and health networks in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Emerald features technological advancements throughout the plant as well as equipment to ensure environmental sustainability. Using gravity-enabled design and automation throughout the plant increases efficiencies and prevents unnecessary strain and risk to employees’ safety. Emerald provides the entire range of services needed by hospitals and clinics.

Emerald Textiles added significant capacity with three additional locations in California and is the largest healthcare laundry company in the Southwest.

Headquartered in Atlanta, NOVO Health Services offers a unique approach and opportunity to healthcare networks for sourcing both Sterile and Non-Sterile Linen requirements. NOVO is focused on safety and infection control to provide its customers a value-driven linen management control system that drives down internal costs and offers a variety of service programs and options, ultimately providing a streamlined, single source distribution system. Established in 2015, NOVO operates their facilities using state-of-the-art process and equipment, managing twelve regional dedicated healthcare linen processing facilities that are all HLAC accredited, and three FDA-regulated service centers that provide daily processing, packaging and delivery of sterile reusable products needed for surgery. Novo currently serves customers in 15 states, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Eastern Alabama.

NOVO has recently expanded with additional laundry locations in DuBois and Williamsport, PA, Ravenna, OH, Rockmart, GA and a brand new state of the art plant in Miami, FL.

Founded over 100 years ago, Century Linen & Uniform is a leading provider of healthcare linens in the Northeast region of the United States. Century delivers hands-on linen service to healthcare programs in seven states, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine as well as linen and uniform services to hospitality and industrial customers throughout New York State. Patient linen for the company’s healthcare division are processed in four dedicated facilities focused on infection control and cleanliness. The company is technology driven for the benefit of both its customers and operations. Century Linen operates linen processing facilities in Worchester, Somerville, Syracuse, Gloversville and Johnstown as well as Service Centers in Albany, Syracuse and Potsdam, located in New York State.

Up To Date Laundry is one of the largest healthcare laundries on the east coast, processing close to 75 million pounds of linen each year. Offering rental, customer owned goods processing and full exchange cart programs for hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Up To Date recycles 90% of all waste and has multiple “GREEN” initiatives throughout their two Baltimore area facilities.

Midwest Healthcare Linen Service, with linen processing processing facilities in Des Moines, IA, Omaha and Grand Island, NE is the leading provider of healthcare linen, and laundry services to hospitals and long-term care facilities in the upper Midwest region, covering four states, Iowa, western Illinois, western Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Offering a comprehensive range of laundry and linen service programs, Midwest delivers smarter linen solutions to help their customers create a safe, comfortable environment for patient care. 

Midwest has recently expanded and added two additional locations in Omaha and Grand Island, NE.