Our History

We are Indiana’s Largest Healthcare Laundry

Indiana’s Largest Healthcare Laundry:


Our Beginning

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.  

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.

2014 saw a merger with Kokomo-based North Central Indiana Linen Services (NCILS) that enabled United Hospital Services to further expand our service area.


Our Location

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 three continuous batch washers (or tunnels) to wash the bulk of the laundry. These three tunnels allowed for increases in production, while decreasing water consumption.

Our Technology

An overhead Etech 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

Our Future

In November 2021, United Hospital Services broke ground on our newest 55,585 square-foot facility utilizing the latest technology in the laundry industry. Located at               1335 Huehn Street, Hammond, Indiana. — conveniently located just outside the Chicago/Gary metro area.


Since 1964 Quality Linen Services

Our mission is to launder excellent quality linen for Indianapolis area hospitals while maintaining the highest standards in cost control, value engineering, delivery and customer satisfaction.


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What People Say About UHS

United Hospital Services’ laundry operation is a benchmark for others to follow. Although I have only been in your facility on three occasions, each time I come away with an appreciation for what a well-managed facility is able to accomplish.


 –Pertl & Alexander, LLC

"We really appreciate the good service we receive from you and all your team! It is so easy to get things done.."

- Indiana University Health- Bedford Regional Medical Center 

Contact UHS

Are you one that is cleaning and distributing your linens in-house? If so you need to know the risks: The high cost. The lack of accountability. The inefficiencies and much more. 

Does your facility meet OSHA standards or guidelines for processing linens? Does your laundry equipment offer consistent quality for your customers? Do you know your cost and are you running at full efficiency? If not, it may be time for you to look at a company that does. United Hospital will show you why you should not be cleaning or distributing your own linen and educating you on the importance of this. Call us today to get more details.

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