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ImageFIRST Acquires Elite Healthcare Laundry, Expands Service Footprint into Minnesota

ImageFIRST Continues to Expand Its Nationwide Coverage with Latest Acquisition in Minnesota

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – December 7, 2021 – ImageFIRST, a leading provider of linen and laundry services for the healthcare industry, announced today the acquisition of Elite Healthcare Laundry, located in Minneapolis, MN. This acquisition marks ImageFIRST’s first facility in the state of Minnesota. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Elite Healthcare Laundry was originally established in 2007 as an ImageFIRST franchise and transitioned to a standalone company in 2017. The healthcare-only laundry provider operates in Minnesota with its service coverage currently extending from Minneapolis to St. Paul — commonly known as the Twin Cities metropolitan region.

“As we continue to explore opportunities nationally, we recognized the blue-ribbon medical facilities in Minnesota were clearly missing a linen provider of the same caliber,” says Jim Cashman, President and CEO of ImageFIRST. “We look forward to bringing our world-class service to these healthcare facilities.”

This latest acquisition in Minnesota serves as a vital step in ImageFIRST’s geographic expansion — providing the laundry specialists with increasing opportunities to insource processing and enhance service capabilities nationwide. This strengthened national coverage also supports ImageFIRST’s expanding National Account division as it seeks to grow its service offerings to more multilocation accounts.

Succeeding this acquisition, ImageFIRST will begin servicing medical facilities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and surrounding cities, adding another MSA to their service footprint.

Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest-growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. Acquired by private equity firm Calera Capital in 2018, ImageFIRST serves medical facilities nationwide providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs, and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service. Their Comfort Care® gowns are proven to increase patients’ favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information, visit

Halle Forbes
ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists
(800) 932-7472


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