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January 30, 2024

Duluth, January, 2024 – IPA hosted its annual company-wide, in-person meeting with the 2024 IPA Company Meeting, taking place January 22-25, 2024. It was an opportunity for the IPA team to gather together for information sharing and strategizing across all departments within the company. It also provided an opportunity to look back at the highlights from 2023 and focus on the priorities for 2024. 

The meeting theme of “Building Better Teams” focused on...


August 15, 2022

IPA recently wrapped up a project at University of New Mexico Hospital to upgrade 21 scrubEx and 9 alEx machines.

“In my 13 years with IPA, I have never had a project of this size go so incredibly well!”


June 24, 2019

St. Charles Health
Passion: scrubEx vending machines

OREGON, June, 2019 – Passion. That's what it takes to truly improve the care we provide and our Environmental Services team has it! They have recently implemented a scrub vending service that's decreasing costs, enhancing infection control and is helping our caregivers look their best, so they can bring their best.


August 2018

IPA introduces next generation scrubEx

ATLANTA, August 1, 2018 ─ IPA, LLC the worldwide leader in surgical scrubs and healthcare linen automation, today announced the launch of its next generation scrubEx technology. Further advancing the scrubEx product line, the new model offers innovative enhancements designed to re-engineer scrub management and distribution for hospitals and health...


June 2017

Winnipeg-based company introduces IPA technology to Western Canada

ATLANTA, June 2017 - Meditek, a family-owned Winnipeg hospital equipment distribution company, now offers scrubEx and alEx to hospitals in Western Canada. 

Brad Samuels, the company’s marketing director, said he can’t recall ever receiving the level of interest that’s being expressed since the...


July 2016

TRSA Updates its Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification

ATLANTA, July 2016 - TRSA recently updated its Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification standard to address the care and use of exchange carts, a long-time industry practice for the safe delivery and storage of linens between commercial laundries and healthcare facilities.


February 2016

DeKalb Medical See Immediate ROI from scrubEx Investment

ATLANTA, February 2016 - "This is a real win/win for the organization. With the scrubEx system in place we are getting over 98% of the scrubs returned. Also, since it is an automated dispensing system, we only have to fill it once a day and can view on the computer exactly what needs replenishing. The hoarding of scrubs in personal lockers has stopped since...


October 2015

Everyday is Laundry Day

ATLANTA, October 8, 2015 - Eisenhower Army Medical Center plans to reduce linen loss and ensure clinical staff has the proper clothing at a moment's notice with the scrubEx solution.


September 2014

Linen Loss: The $840 Million Elephant in Your Rooms

ATLANTA, September 10, 2014 - Nearly 90% of all linen used in U.S. hospitals does not reach its useful life – costing the healthcare industry an estimated $840 million annually. To stem these losses, healthcare providers need to understand the problem and work with staff, technology partners and laundry contractors to implement solutions.


March 20, 2023

Duluth, GA, March, 2023 – IPA - Innovative Product Achievements, a leading provider of advanced solutions for the management and automation of healthcare linen and specialty uniforms, is honored to be included as an award winner in Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Metro Atlanta Top Workplaces 2023. This is the 12th year AJC has collaborated with employment research and consulting firm Energage to determine the best places to work in metro Atlanta.


April 22, 2022

ATLANTA, April, 2022 –IPA hosted its first company-wide, in-person meeting in over two years with it 2022 National Group Meeting and Awards Banquet, taking place April 19-21, 2022. IPA Team members from across the nation gathered for the 3-day meeting for fellowship, discussion of the previous year's performance, strategy for the future, team-building group breakout sessions, an Awards Banquet, and a keynote speaker presentation by...

Stand-Up Meeting

December 2018

IPA continues customer expansion reaching over 1,000 mark

ATLANTA, December 14, 2018 –  IPA, LLC, the worldwide leader in surgical scrubs and healthcare linen automation, announced today that it has surpassed the 1,000-customer mark. IPA serves clients from all over the globe, with the largest concentration located in the U.S. and across 15 international countries including Canada, United Kingdom...


January 2017

IPA relocated and expands headquarters to support and accelerate growth

ATLANTA, April 2018 - IPA® LLC, the worldwide leader in surgical scrubs and healthcare linen automation, is pleased to announce the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Duluth, Georgia. The larger facility is aimed to better serve clients while also supporting increased growth and demand...


November 2016

Hospital linen supply and management services market to hit $9.1B

ATLANTA, November 2016 - According to the recently published research report by TMR, the global market for hospital linen supply and management services, which offered an opportunity worth US$7.4 bn in 2015, is likely to rise at a CAGR of 2.40% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and increase to US$.1 bn by the end of the forecast period. Linen bed...


June 2016

American Laundry News Features scrubXchange

ATLANTA, June 2016 - The scrubXchange solution is an innovative high-capacity scrub dispenser. It allows laundries to offer a full service program that combines scrubs, automation, delivery, and processing.

Audience and Lecturer

November 2015

IPA Presents at TRSA Conference

ATLANTA, November 17, 2015 - Considered the highest rated plant tour ever offered at a TRSA event, the team at Unitex in Brunswick NJ, offered a first-hand look at their management and operational practices. As part of the tour, attendees learned how Unitex services their hospitals by providing a turnkey scrub solution with scrubXchange.


April 2015

Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of the New MUHC

ATLANTA, April 20, 2015 - Innovative technology systems at the new McGill University Health Centre in Montreal are highlighted, including the scrubEx solution.


August 2014

Roper Industries Announces Two Medical Acquisitions

Sarasota, Florida, August 26, 2014 … Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) today announced that it has acquired Strategic Healthcare Programs, LLC (SHP) and Innovative Product Achievements, LLC (IPA). Both companies will become part of Roper’s Medical and Scientific Imaging segment.


January 24, 2023

ATLANTA, January, 2023 – IPA hosted its annual company-wide, in-person meeting with the 2023 IPA Company  Meeting and Awards Banquet, taking place January 18-20, 2023. It was an opportunity for the IPA team to gather together and look back at the highlights from 2022 and focus on the priorities for 2022. 

Events included keynote speaker, Dr.Shirley Davis and her discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, as well as a collection of enriching, insightful, and engaging group breakout sessions. The Awards Banquet provided...


May 7, 2020

MicroTech and IPA Offer Medical Solutions to Aid in the Pandemic Response

TYSON, May, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis has drastically changed which products and services are being bought and how they are being purchased. MicroTech is contributing to the pandemic response by forming a strategic partnership with some of its medical supply partners to provide products, services and solutions as well as personal protective...


October 2018

New Machines on the Block: Scrubs Dispensers Save Time, Money

BOSTON, October 8, 2018 –  While vending machines are typically associated with dispensing snacks, a similar system is used by hospitals around the country, including the Brigham, to distribute scrubs to staff.

The new machines, called scrubEx, dispense a pair of scrubs in about four seconds.


December 2017

IPA Celebrates 10,000th Unit

ATLANTA, December 2017 - IPA is proud to announce the completion of its 10,000th unit at the company’s headquarters and manufacturing center in Suwanee, Ga. The unit, an alEx automated linen center, is designed to help hospitals reduce costs and increase nurse satisfaction by streamlining linen management...  


October 2016

Dangerous bacteria can end up on scrubs

ATLANTA, October 2016 - A new study shows that bacteria that can cause serious infections frequently spread from patients in intensive care units to scrubs and the environment, a finding that highlights the importance of hospital infection control practices.​


May 2016

Taking the Headache out of Scrub Management

ATLANTA, May 2016 - With more than 90 years in the medical uniform and linen rental business, Unitex is all too familiar with the challenges hospitals face with scrub management. Scrub loss, theft and open distribution carts create a perfect storm that leads to both physician and linen-staff dissatisfaction. Plus, lost inventory creates difficult conversations with... 


October 2015

Survey: Linen Loss Major Problem for Laundries and Customers

ATLANTA, October 8, 2015 - When it comes to the problems laundry managers or their customers face, linen loss is one of the biggest, according to respondents to American Laundry News’ latest Your Views survey. More than 55% of managers who took the survey say that linen loss "is one of our biggest issues.


September 2014

Prevent Linen Losses: An $840+ Million a Year Problem in Hospitals

ATLANTA, September 29, 2014 - This video from TRSA illustrates key ways linen is wasted in hospitals.


September 2013

Linen Loss: Gone Before Their Time

NEW ORLEANS — Reducing losses of scrubs and patient linens is of major concern for many medical facilities, according to an educational session, Gone Before Their Time: Reducing the Loss of Patient Linen and Scrubs, presented by the Association for Linen Management (ALM) on the Clean Show’s opening day.

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