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Northeast Ohio Hospital System Announces New “Green” Initiative
Date:12/9/2009

Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) is working to lessen its impact on the environment with the introduction of a Sharps Management System at all three of its acute care hospitals. St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph health centers are now using Bio Systems reusable containers by Stericycle (NASDAQ: SRCL). By choosing reusable containers that keep plastic out of landfills, HMHP is increasing its commitment to the environment and reducing its carbon footprint.

Youngstown, OH (Vocus) December 8, 2009 -- Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) is working to lessen its impact on the environment with the introduction of a Sharps Management System at all three of its acute care hospitals. St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph health centers are now using Bio Systems reusable containers by Stericycle (NASDAQ: SRCL). By choosing reusable containers that keep plastic out of landfills, HMHP is increasing its commitment to the environment and reducing its carbon footprint.

Each month approximately 5,000 pounds of sharp objects such as needles, syringes, scalpels and blades are used throughout HMHP’s acute care hospitals. Disposable sharps containers end up in landfills.

“By switching to reusable containers, we plan to eliminate thousands of sharps containers from going to the landfill each year. This program is not only good for the environment. It reduces our disposable costs and allows us to reinvest in more healthcare programs to benefit staff, patients and our community,” says Matt Waggle, HMHP director of environmental services.

Each reusable container saves the equivalent of 600 disposable co
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