Health systems team up on $48M laundry facility


DETROIT — Three health systems are teaming up to build and operate a $48-million medical laundry facility.

The collaboration announced this week involves Henry Ford Health System, Michigan Medicine and St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

The facility in Detroit’s Northwest Goldberg neighborhood is expected to be operational next spring and will have the capacity to handle 78-million pounds of linens a year for the health systems.

It will have about 180 employees, including more than 100 new hires.

The facility will be owned and operated by the nonprofit Metropolitan Detroit Area Hospital Services, which has operated a laundry facility on Detroit's west side for decades.

The 70 employees working at the current MDAHS laundry facility will be relocated to the new facility.

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