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Utah Hospital Saves Money and the Environment by Treating Its Own Medical Waste on Site
Date:10/28/2013

dumped into a plastic trash receptacle and wheeled out to the hospital's trash collector. "We don't have infectious waste storage issues any more," says Herring. "We dispose of our medical waste as needed – twice a day, once a week, before it starts to accumulate."

"Blue Mountain Hospital is a perfect example of a hospital that has adopted an environmentally and cost-effective alternative to incineration by using a clean air hybrid technology like SteriMed® which not only cut costs and health risks, but also provides tremendous environmental benefits to the communities within Utah," said SteriMed® Systems CEO Dwight Morgan. "In addition to the environmental benefits of disposing of medical waste cleanly, safely and at the source, more and more healthcare companies are creating their own green initiatives. It's no longer good enough for hospitals to be great healthcare providers. They must also be great community partners and environmental stewards."

SteriMed has units in operation throughout the contiguous U.S. and overseas including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Guam, Curacao, Spain, Ireland, Russia, Portugal, Israel, and on U.S. Navy ships. SteriMed® was also used during the Haiti earthquake recovery efforts to provide emergency waste treatment. In addition to hospitals like Blue Mountain, SteriMed® units are used in other healthcare facilities such as dialysis centers, surgical centers, clinical laboratories, blood banks, veterinary offices, medical office buildings and any healthcare facility that generates medical waste, including sharps containers.

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