History

History

Serving Indiana Healthcare Customers Since 1964

As United Hospital Services has grown and evolved alongside an ever-changing healthcare market, one thing has remained constant — our dedication to help healthcare partners uphold the highest standard of patient care by delivering expert, premium linen services.

United Hospital Services was incorporated in 1964 and opened its doors for business in 1966.  The founding hospitals were: Community Hospital East, St. Francis Beech Grove Hospital, Winona Hospital, Indiana University Hospital, and St. Vincent Fall Creek Hospital.  

Originally located in downtown Indianapolis at the corner of Meridian and South Street, United Hospital Services eventually outgrew its original facility and plans for a new plant were set in motion.

With the building of a new, state-of-the-art plant, United Hospital Services moved from its downtown location to 9948 Park Davis Drive — conveniently located outside the Indianapolis metro area. This 116,000-square-foot facility utilized the latest technology in the laundry industry, including a system of four continuous batch washers (or tunnels) to wash the bulk of the laundry. These four tunnels allowed for increases in production, while decreasing water consumption.

An overhead rail system was designed to transport laundry — both soiled and clean — eliminating the need to push carts from area to area throughout the plant. The plant was also equipped with the ability to soften the hard Central Indiana water, which means linens are cleaned more efficiently and effectively

In 2003, United Hospital Services entered the mat and mop business and began supplying many of the hospitals in Indianapolis with these items. In 2005, United Hospital Services underwent a conversion to a for-profit LLC and is now capable of serving the needs of both non-profit and for-profit hospitals and clinics of all sizes. 

A merger with Kokomo-based North Central Indiana Linen Services (NCILS) in 2014 enabled United Hospital Services to further expand its service area.