Sustainability

Why reprocess single-use medical devices?

The story is simple. Reprocessing helps you get the most value from every medical device you purchase, saving you money. Reprocessing also helps you reduce your environmental footprint, which benefits the planet.

Hospitals in the US produce more than five million tons of waste annually, with 20-33% of it generated by the OR alone1. This volume of waste can potentially lead to both a negative health and public perception impact on the communities hospitals serve.

Reprocessing approved single-use medical devices has been cited as an effective sustainability project by Health Research & Educational Trust2 and Infection Control Today.3

As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Sterilmed, Inc., is uniquely positioned to be your reprocessing partner of choice. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you maximize your hospital’s sustainability initiatives.

 

 

1. https://practicegreenhealthorg/topics/less- waste/why-less-waste. Accessed September 18, 2017.
2. Health Research & Educational Trust. (2014, May). Environmental sustainability in hospitals: The value of efficiency. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. www.hpoe.org. Accessed September 18, 2017.
3. Chobin, Nancy. Third-party Reporcessing is a Smart Idea for Hospitals.” Infection Control Today. June 7, 2016. http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/06/thirdparty-reprocessing-is-a-smart-idea-for-hospitals.aspx. Accessed September 18, 2017.