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Sustainability

CareAdvantage from the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC) helps large health system revitalize device reprocessing program to drive substantial savings and waste reduction

Needs Identification

  • Improve collection of devices from the operating room and electrophysiology lab
  • Streamline purchasing procedures
  • Reduce the environmental impact of the system’s use of invasive and non-invasive devices

JJMDC Capabilities*

  • Conducted facility-wide education to engage supply chain and perioperative staff in the revitalized program
  • Streamlined the collections process for hospital staff and reduced the number of collections personnel in the operating room and electrophysiology labs
  • Assigned specific goals to each facility and reviewed metrics with facility stakeholders monthly

 

*All analyses and reviews focused on processes and performances related to JJMDC products only

Delivering Results1

These are examples only and do not guarantee or predict future results, which will vary depending on individual circumstances

$8.6M

estimated annual savings from utilizing reprocessed single-use devices

281K lb.

regulated medical waste diverted from landfills

171K lb.

estimated reductionin CO2 emissions

1. Business Review Report (Account #6049). October 2015 – September 2016. Sterilmed, Inc.

“A successful reprocessing program...is built over time through regular and thorough communication among our clinicians, our supply chain team, and our device manufacturer. I believe we have established a culture that recognizes the value reprocessing provides, and Sterilmed has been a great partner for our system.”

Director,
Supply Chain Optimization