Catholic Health Press Release

May 25, 2011

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health, is proud to announce it has received a “Healthy Hospital” Award from Ascent, a division of Stryker Corporation.

The “Healthy Hospital” designation is reserved for hospitals that demonstrate outstanding efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of healthcare delivery and improve overall hospital quality through medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing.

In 2010, Mercy Hospital led Catholic Health with $227,533 in device savings and 2,623 pounds of waste diverted from landfills.

Overall, Catholic Health’s reprocessing program through Ascent reduced its supply costs by $334,347. At the same time, using remanufactured and reprocessed medical devices has reduced the system-wide medical waste by 5,369 pounds…

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