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AKA Textile Services Inc. began processing healthcare laundry in 1992. Sterile Surgical Systems was founded in 1992 as the region’s only FDA registered Reusable Sterile Surgical Pack Processor.

The OR Pack and laundry businesses were purchased by former Microsoft executive Gregory Gicewicz and his wife Dorothea (owner/operators) in 2006. Since that time, Dorothea, Greg, and the Sterile Surgical Systems team have grown the business significantly and undertaken extensive renovations to their Tumwater, Washington processing facility.

Laundry Capacity

Sterile Surgical Systems currently processes 6 million pounds of laundry annually across 33 acuate care hospitals and medical clinics. List of accounts will be made available for viewing but not transmission.

Sterile Surgical Systems currently employs 35 FTE’s. All work is done in-house.

Sterile Surgical System’s Tumwater, Washington processing plant has capacity to process an additional 6 million pounds of laundry annually.

Sterile Surgical Systems has no tunnel washers, as we believe washer extractors provide superior washing capability.

Wash Formulas and Wash Cycles

Adjustable based on customer requests and results

Chemical formulas are available upon request

Sterile Surgical Systems Data Sheet

Sterile Surgical Systems provides laundry and FDA registered sterilized surgical textile service to hospitals and surgical centers across the Puget Sound region. Our relentless attention to process and detail allows us to bring our customers the highest quality linen service in the Pacific Northwest. Our efficient workforce and uncompromising focus on plant efficiency enables us to offer the most competitive prices in the region.