UnityPoint Health selects Midwest Healthcare Linen Service as its laundry partner, entering a long-term agreement with Midwest and Ecotex

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 15, 2018) – Randy Bartsch, President and CEO of Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service and its Midwest Healthcare Linen Service business unit, is pleased to announce a new long-term agreement with Urbandale, Iowa based UnityPoint Health. Ecotex and Midwest will become the new laundry and linen partner for all of hospitals in the UnityPoint Health network in Iowa and Illinois.  The agreement takes effective on July 1, 2018.

“Our new Midwest Healthcare Linen Service business unit will become the sole supplier for laundry and linen service programs to UnityPoint Health and other hospitals and medical facilities in Iowa and along the I-80 corridor between Peoria, Illinois and Omaha, Nebraska”, said Bartsch. To add processing capability, Ecotex is purchasing the large-scale laundry facility in Des Moines from UnityPoint Health, and assuming operations of the facility from Aramark.

UnityPoint Health will benefit from the skilled, hands-on “local” service team supported by one of North America’s most progressive healthcare laundry and linen specialists.  The hospitals in the UnityPoint Health system will receive reliable deliveries of high-quality, certified Hygienically Clean® processed healthcare laundry, and linen services now and well into the future.


Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service is a leading provider of contracted healthcare laundry and linen services to hospitals, sub-acute and medical facilities in the United States and Canada. Ecotex provides a comprehensive range of general linen and operating room linen processing, management and distribution services to large hospitals, medical clinics, and other commercial accounts. Ecotex is a privately held corporation with offices in Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver, and has over 1000 employees. For more information, please visit www.SmarterLinenSolutions.com.