Check out the January 2012 issue of Healthcare Purchasing News.  In the Up Close section, Debra Gillmeister of Stericycle, Inc. highlights that hospitals that go green can save green:

Make waste reduction a focus of your hospital’s plan and culture. Hospitals have “cradle-to-grave” responsibility for regulated medical waste disposal. Employees are responsible for properly managing it. A high degree of program customization means there are few national benchmarks for cost savings. Every hospital experience is different, depending on location, depth and type of services, size of facility, and more.