The OR

Greening the Operating Room.

Stericycle Reduces Waste in the OR and Beyond

The health care services company, Stericycle, offers a multitude of services to help hospitals reduce their environmental impact. Its Sharps Management Service features Bio Systems reusable containers; the service has… Read More

Taking the Hazard Out of Waste

SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions, Inc. "Technologies available today for the on-site treatment of medical waste include chemical treatment systems, low-temperature steam disinfection systems, and microwave disinfection systems, " says CEO… Read More

Sustainable Cardiac Services

A look at Australia’s waste reduction efforts from the catheterization laboratory to the operating room and beyond Economic and environmental sustainability are essential to maintaining high-quality health care. Numerous medical… Read More

Sunny Disposition

Natural light and views can brighten the operating room and its staff. A growing trend in Europe—the idea of incorporating natural light into the operating room (OR)—is cycling back into… Read More

Take the Challenge

What is your health care facility committing to? In partnership with the Center for Health Design and eleven sponsoring health care systems, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth provide… Read More

From Blue to Green

This year’s Environmental Excellence Awards winners look at ways to rethink the use of blue sterile wrap—here’s a sampling of solutions.

Sustainability for the Future

Kimberly-Clark joins forces with the Greening the OR Initiative to continue to raise the bar of sustainability in hospitals.
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