“BJC HealthCare is pleased to announce that Ascent, a division of Stryker Corporation has awarded Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West HealthCare Center with the Healthy Hospital Award for outstanding sustainability efforts in 2010. The Ascent Healthy Hospital Award is given to hospital partners across the U.S. for outstanding performance in reducing environmental harm and improving overall hospital quality through medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing. Like many hospitals across the nation, these BJC hospitals in St. Charles County have focused on growing sustainability programs over the past few years to reduce the environmental footprint of health care delivery. One of the most impactful initiatives is the reprocessing and remanufacturing of single-use medical devices…In 2010, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters diverted more than 3,000 pounds of medical waste from local landfills and realized $54,424 dollars in supply cost savings; likewise, Progress West diverted more than 1,856 pounds of medical waste from local landfills and realized $28,046 dollars in savings.”…

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