Serving Those Who Serve Tulsa

When St. John Medical Center needed new dishwashers and kitchen equipment for their busy hospital cafeteria, they called the experts.


In early 2019 – as the hospital's flight type dishwashers started to accumulate repair expenses – Janet Potts, Senior Director of Food and Nutrition Services, requested a quote for two dishwashers and a pulper. By 2020, when the cafeteria dishwasher stopped working, Janet knew it was time to call Curtis.

Curtis Consultant, Kathy Rozell acquired drawings of the new equipment to make certain the new design and configuration would work with existing space, water supply and drains, ventilation, steam lines, steam pressure and electrical lines. This required ongoing collaboration with representatives from Hobart Warewash and project managers with Medxcel. 


"I deeply appreciate all the time that the Curtis Team put into the design of both our dishmachines and pulper. The projects were very large in scale and they coordinated very well and professionally with our facilities management team for an incredibly smooth installation."

Janet Potts, Senior Director of Food and Nutrition Services, SJMC


Delivering and installing such massive equipment is not easy. Curtis Delivery Supervisor, Shawn Phillips, met with hospital representatives to identify the best path from the Curtis truck to the dish room. Each dishwasher is delivered in up to four parts, with the largest part being 11 feet long, requiring careful planning and sequencing.

One new feature, Hobart's Automated Soil Remover (ASR), was added to each dishmachine. The ASR is a labor-saving feature as it provides an effective pre-rinse to reduce the amount of time required rinsing off the dishes prior to loading them into the dishwasher.

After installation and testing, Curtis Consultants facilitated training for kitchen staff and helped answer questions to ensure they could operate the new equipment. It's all part of The Curtis Standard.