NOVO Health Services Acquires EcoBrite Linen, Invests in Expansion of Chicago-area Healthcare Linen and Laundry Services


Atlanta, GA — December 5, 2023 — NOVO Health Services, the healthcare industry's leading linen management company that puts patients first, today announced the acquisition of EcoBrite Linen, Chicagoland’s premier provider of healthcare linen and laundry services for long-term and acute care facilities.

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.

"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."

About NOVO Health Services

As one of the healthcare industry's leading linen management companies, NOVO Health Services continuously strives to help its customers improve the patient experience. It is the only “one-stop shop” service provider in the U.S. currently serving all healthcare-related end markets with both healthcare laundry services as well as sterilized reusable surgical solutions. With headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., NOVO’s regional facilities across the U.S. are all HLAC accredited, TRSA Hygienically Clean certified, or FDA registered, and all operate with state-of-the-art processing equipment and procedures. NOVO keenly focuses on safety and infection control and provides its partner hospitals with a value-driven program that eliminates excess internal costs. For more information, please visit

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