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Sterilmed is recipient of Earthwards® Award


July 17, 2013 (Maple Grove, Minnesota)--Johnson & Johnson launched its Earthwards® process in 2009 to improve the company’s social and environmental impact by developing and marketing more sustainable products. There are approximately 50 Earthwards® products across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, one of which recognizes Sterilmed® reprocessed trocars for significant sustainability improvements. For a team to earn Earthwards® recognition, its product must achieve at least three significant sustainability improvements across seven goal areas. The Earthwards® process has been reviewed by a panel of sustainability experts from government, academia, business, and environmental non-profit organizations. To learn more about how Sterilmed was honored with Earthwards recognition, read more here.

Congressman Erik Paulsen visits Sterilmed office


August 29, 2013 (Maple Grove, Minnesota)--Congressman Erik Paulsen, who is in his third term representing Minnesota's Third Congressional District in the US House of Representitives, made a visit to the Sterilmed, Inc. Maple Grove facility on August 28, 2013. Congressman Paulsen has a deep interest in the healthcare sector and in building and sustaining a strong economic future for Minnesota and the rest of the country. Read more here.

Sterilmed Receives 2013 Champion for Change Award


April 26, 2013 (Maple Grove, Minnesota)--Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization for healthcare facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations, has presented its 2013 "Champion for Change" Award to Sterilmed for outstanding contributions to environmentally responsible healthcare. Practice Greenhealth honored its top performers at the Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony April 26, 2013 in Denver, Colorado in conjunction with CleanMed, the premier Global Conference on environmentally sustainable healthcare. This year’s conference was co-sponsored by Sterilmed and Johnson & Johnson. Read more here.

Sterilmed joins Practice Greenhealth's Greening the OR initiative


April 19, 2013 (Reston, Virginia)--Practice Greenhealth announced today that Sterilmed has signed on as a supporter of one of the non-profit's major initiatives focused on greening the operating room. Hospitals are energy and resource intensive, and operating rooms are the largest users of that energy.Read more about how Sterilmed is helping reduce waste, trim water and energy use and more.

PGH announces business coalition for EPP


March 5, 2012 (Reston, Virginia)--Practice Greenhealth today announced the 15 members of the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Business Leadership Coalition (EPP Business Leadership Coalition), a group of 15 leading businesses in the health care sector that have been brought together by Practice Greenhealth to assist hospitals and others in the sector to promote the purchase of products and processes that are less hazardous to the environment. Read more here.