NOVO Health Services, a healthcare linen management company announced the acquisition of EcoBrite Linen, a provider of healthcare linen and laundry services for long-term and acute care facilities in Chicago.
The acquisition marks NOVO’s investment in EcoBrite’s leadership and its customer-centric approach to healthcare linen services, with the goal of expansion in the market, according to the news release.
“This is an exciting time for NOVO and for EcoBrite,” said Karl Fillip II, president and CEO of NOVO Health Services. “We both have a common goal of improving the patient and resident experience, and together, with the team already in place at EcoBrite, we can service more healthcare facilities throughout the Chicagoland area.”
EcoBrite was founded in 2015 to provide an outsourced laundry solution for the long-term care industry. While most hospitals in Northern Illinois outsourced their laundry at that time, less than 5% of nursing homes outsourced. EcoBrite was launched to fill that void and offer turn-key healthcare linen and laundry service for nursing homes and hospitals at a lower cost than other competitors or on-premise laundry options. EcoBrite developed several proprietary technologies that ultimately resulted in improved service levels, higher customer satisfaction, and lower overall costs. The success generated by these technologies at EcoBrite’s long-term care facilities quickly translated into expansion into the acute care hospital market which drove 8 consecutive years of growth for EcoBrite.
“We’ve been impressed with the management team at EcoBrite and know this will be a great partnership,” added Fillip. “EcoBrite’s focus is on efficiency, consistency and higher quality control mirror those of NOVO, and we look forward to helping expand the reach of EcoBrite throughout the region.”
“We are truly honored to become part of NOVO,” said Brian Polatsek, founder of EcoBrite Linen. “I look forward to the melding of our disruptive approach with the industry’s best to create something spectacular.”