Sterile Processing Tech: Clean Freaks Must Apply - View the video

Tony  Bondon

Tony Bondon
Sterile Processing Manager
St. Mary's Hospital

700 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715


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Tony Bondon is the Manager of the Sterile Processing Department at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., a position he has held since September 2010. The department is responsible for supplying the entire hospital with all of its sterile surgical instrumentation and supplies. The Operating Room is its main customer, but the role is critical throughout the organization. Bondon began his medical career as a Surgical Technician and went on to also get his Sterile Processing Technician certification. As well he went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and he also holds an AAS degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute. Bondon is a member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Diversity Committee and he serves as Treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of Central Service Professionals. Bondon is heavily involved in the community as it is his goal to use his expertise to help shape our culture and environment as it relates to healthcare and youth development. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc., serving on their Health and Wellness and Public Relations Committees. Tony is the youngest of 12 children and grew up in Gary, Indiana, where his father was a steelworker and also a minister. Bondon is heavily involved in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he’s been a youth minister for more than 15 years.

If you like things neat, orderly and clean, a career as a Sterile Processing Technician may be a good fit. They are the frontline in the field of medicine to make sure all instruments, supplies and medical devices are sterilized and stored properly. It’s a critical role in infection control for hospitals, clinics, laboratories and other facilities. Tony Bondon manages a team of Sterile Processing Techs for one of Madison’s busy hospitals. He shares insight into this essential position and how it is growing and changing with advances in medicine and technology. (Running Time 24:13)