WKBN (Youngstown, Ohio)

03/25/2011

“Sharon Regional Health System has received the Healthy Hospital Award from Ascent, a division of Stryker Corp., for a second time.

The “healthy hospital” designation is reserved for hospitals that demonstrate outstanding efforts to reduce their environmental footprint on health care delivery. In 2010, Sharon Regional Health System reduced supply costs by $68,441, with the savings redirected to improving patient care.

At the same time, using re-manufactured and reprocessed medical devices has reduced the hospital’s medical waste by 1,757 pounds. The health system is helping to care for the environment by diverting its medical waste from local landfills through participation in the reprocessing program.

“We are pleased to recognize Sharon Regional Health System for optimizing hospital resources to improve overall quality of patient care,” said Rick Ferreira, president of Ascent.”

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