Sustainable Resources

By Greenhealth Staff on November 27, 2013

Health Care Products and Services to Green Your Facility

Sponsors of Greening the OR®

  • Beacon Converters, Inc.
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Cardinal Health
  • HDR Architecture, Inc.
  • Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA)
  • Hospira Worldwide, Inc.
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Mazzetti
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Sterilmed
  • Stryker Sustainability Solutions
  • Synergy Health
  • Velmed, Inc.

Greening the Supply Chain® Business Leadership Coalition

  • 3M
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Cardinal Health
  • Covidien
  • DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Hospira Worldwide, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Naturepedic
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • Stericycle
  • Sterilmed, Inc.
  • Stryker Sustainability Solutions
  • USMedco, Inc.
  • Vernacare

38 North Solutions

Government Relations

202-524-8832

38northsolutions.com

38 North Solutions provides public affairs, strategic communications, advocacy and relationship building in Washington, D.C., and across the country. With our deep understanding of clean energy and innovation technologies and business models, we help our clients navigate the public policy arena to develop creative solutions that can advance their clean energy goals.

Environmental Benefit: By advocating for public policy that enhances energy efficiency and clean energy solutions, 38 North Solutions can help the health care community save money while allowing more resources to be devoted to patient care.

3M Health Care

3M™ Comply™ Lead-Free Bowie-Dick Test Packs

800-228-3957

solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/ en_US/IPD-NA/3M-Infection-Prevention/ products

3M™ Comply™ Lead-Free Bowie-Dick Test Packs are used to monitor the performance of vacuum-assisted 132°C – 134°C (270°F – 273°F) steam sterilizers. Test packs will reproducibly detect residual air in the sterilizer chamber due to air leaks, air removal failures, and inadequate vacuum—any of which can compromise sterility.

  • Early warning feature permits scheduled sterilizer maintenance and helps to prevent unexpected failures
  • Lead-free ink chemistry
  • Equivalent to the Bowie-Dick Towel Pack cited in AAMI

Environmental Benefit: With our lead-free construction, health care facilities can reduce the amount of potentially hazardous waste entering the waste stream, and eliminate the associated management and disposal expenses.

GPOs/Distributors: All major national GPOs and Distributors

3M™ Comply™ Lead-Free Indicator Tape For Steam Sterilization

800-228-3957

solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/ en_US/IPD-NA/3M-Infection-Prevention/ products

3M™ Comply™ Lead-Free Indicator Tapes For Steam Sterilization are external chemical indicators used to securely seal the wrapping on instrument packs for processing via steam sterilization cycles. They provide the sterilizer operator with visual assurance that each package has been exposed to the sterilization process, without having to open the pack.

  • Lead-free ink eliminates hazardous waste issues
  • Trusted, high-quality adhesive
  • Stretchable backing that minimizes tape "pop-off" during sterilization
  • Can be written on or labeled with pre-printed labels

Environmental Benefit: With our lead-free construction, health care facilities can reduce the amount of potentially hazardous waste entering the waste stream, and eliminate the associated management and disposal expenses.

GPOs/Distributors: All major national GPOs and Distributors

3M™ Medical Tapes

800-228-3957

3m.com/medicaltapes

3M™ Medical Tapes are designed with the performance qualities you need to provide better patient care. 3M offers hypoallergenic and latex-free medical tapes with a range of characteristics for:

  • Fragile or at-risk skin
  • General securement of tubing and devices
  • Moist skin conditions
  • Surgical dressings
  • Pressure dressings
  • Securement of critical tubing

To minimize waste, 3M offers single-patient-use rolls of soft cloth, paper, silk-like and plastic tape, as well as our latest advancement, 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape. Learn more at go.3m.com/singleuserolls.

Environmental Benefit: 3M medical tapes are packaged in boxes containing an average minimum of 35 percent post-consumer recycled content.

Action Bag Company

Health Care and Medical Packaging

800-490-8830

actionbaghealthcare.com

Action Bag Company is a leading provider of health care and medical packaging for more than 30 years. Product lines include large line reclosable zip bags, specimen and biohazard bags, equipment covers, and a variety of earth-friendly paper and reusable packaging. With a large distribution and contracting network, customers span from manufacturers, hospitals, and pharmacies to DMEs.

Environmental Benefit: Wide line of items that are recyclable, biodegradable, and made of recycled content, and reusable packaging products.

GPOs/Distributors: All major GPOs/Distributors. Call 800-490-8830 for your approved pricing and contract information.

Advanced Sterilization Products Division of Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson)

CIDEX® OPA

aspjj.com/us/products

CIDEX OPA Ortho-Phthalaldehyde Solution High Level Disinfectant is used for cleaning the most widely used endoscopes. It is designed for either manual or automatic reprocessing, manufactured to the highest standards for purity, and effective against a wide array of microorganisms.

Environmental Benefit: It does not require special ventilation, has a near-neutral pH compatible with endoscopic instruments, has a paperless version of the IFU online, and contains 20 percent more solution in each bottle.

STERRAD® Sterilization Systems

949-789-8526

aspjj.com/us/products

STERRAD Sterilization Systems use hydrogen peroxide gas plasma technology to efficiently eliminate traces of hydrogen peroxide from devices safely and effectively, protecting the instruments, users, patients, and environment in your health care facility.

Environmental Benefit: ASP’s STERRAD Systems use a combination of hydrogen peroxide vapor and low-temperature gas plasma to rapidly sterilize medical instruments, which do not require aeration and external venting.

Aesculap, a division of B. Braun Medical

SterilContainer System

610-997-4939

aesculapusa.com

Aesculap’s SterilContainers are made of durable aluminum that forms a rigid barrier impervious to punctures and tears. They have a long service life and use few low-cost disposable items, lowering operating costs per year. A reusable, environmentally friendly alternative to the Blue Sterile Wrap, the SterilContainer from Aesculap supports your facility’s green purchasing initiative. SterilContainers are available in the following sizes: Full Size, Three-Quarter, Half, Quarter, Mini, Extra Long Mini, Extra Long, Wide Body.

Environmental Benefit: Aesculap Sterilization Containers can achieve up to 80 percent cost savings over disposable sterilization blue wrap; medium size hospitals can save up to $20K annually. They are easier to handle and are reusable.

Anesthetic Gas Reclamation LLC

Dynamic Gas Scavenging System (DGSS)

601-906-1779

gasrecycler.com

By reducing the total flow through your facility’s waste anesthetic gas disposal (WAGD) system, the installation of the DGSS anesthetic scavenging interfaces will produce an energy savings of 80 to 95 percent in the ongoing operation of your WAGD vacuum system.

Without the DGSS, generating this high (50-75 lpm) flow requires that the vacuum pumps at your facility run almost continuously. At our home institution the normal-duty cycle (percentage of time running) was about 92 percent; with the DGSS, the duty cycle is 8 percent. The life expectancy of a vacuum pump would be significantly extended.

Environmental Benefit: By reducing the total flow through your facility’s waste anesthetic gas disposal (WAGD) system, the installation of the DGSS interfaces will produce an energy savings of 80 to 95 percent in the ongoing operation of your WAGD vacuum system.

ARC Medical, Inc.

circuitGuard™

circuitGuard™ allows a facility to choose to use one circuit per day, reducing the impact of throwing away one circuit per patient. There are no studies to show that single-patient use of an anesthesia breathing circuit reduces cross-contamination, but there is ample evidence that circuitGuard™ protects every patient and caregiver in the OR.

Environmental Benefit: circuitGuard™ allows a facility to choose to use one circuit per day, reducing the impact of throwing away one circuit per patient.

ThermoFlo™

404-373-8300

arcmedical.com/products

ThermoFlo provides passive humidification as effective as heated water bath humidifiers, and allows circuits to be changed monthly.

Environmental Benefit: ThermoFlo replaces sterile water used for inhalation. These heavy items are shipped via truck across the USA. ThermoFlo allows for circuits to be used for one month.

GPOs/Distributors: Direct to customer, MedAssets, SCAA, SCOA, Symbion, Veterans Administration

Augustine Temperature Management

HotDog Patient Warming System

952-746-1720

hotdog-usa.com

The HotDog patient warming system is made with patented ThermAssure™ conductive fabric to safely maintain patient normothermia without blowing hot air. Published research shows that HotDog is equally effective as forced-air warming, but customer trials have shown that HotDog is more effective. According to five published studies, HotDog is also safer—especially in orthopedics—because there’s no disruptive waste heat that can contaminate the sterile field. Even with these benefits, it’s still less expensive, saving customers up to 50 percent.

Environmental Benefit: HotDog patient warming is the eco-healthy patient warming solution, and it improves the bottom line. It’s reusable, so it eliminates constant disposable waste. Additionally, it consumes 80 percent less energy than forced-air warming machines.

GPOs/Distributors: As of August 2013, HotDog is available through the following GPOs: Novation, Premier, Healthtrust Purchasing Group, MAGNET, FSS/GSA

B. Braun Medical

DUPLEX Drug Delivery System

610-997-4939

bbraunusa.com/products

The DUPLEX® Drug Delivery System two-compartment flexible IV container stores pre-measured drug and diluent doses separately until administration, enabling compliance while protecting patients, providers, and the environment.

  • Helps reduce medication errors—no mixing required
  • Not manufactured with PVC, DEHP, or natural rubber—removes potential for release of dioxins during disposal
  • Economical and reduces drug waste
  • Protects patients and health care workers from exposure to airborne cephalosporins
  • Meets the Joint Commission and USP <797> guidelines

Environmental Benefit: Protects patients and health care workers from exposure to airborne cephalosporins. Not manufactured with PVC, DEHP, or latex, and therefore will not release harmful dioxins, like hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas, when incinerated.

GPOs/Distributors: All B. Braun Medical products are sold through distributors and are on the major GPO contracts.

EXCEL IV Containers

610-997-4939

bbraunusa.com/products

The EXCEL IV Container is available in 250mL, 500mL, and 1000mL sizes and is not manufactured with latex, PVC, or DEHP. The EXCEL IV Container is available in the following: 5 percent Dextrose Injections, 10 percent Dextrose Injections, Dextrose & Sodium Chloride Injections, Ringers Injections, Lactated Ringers, and Sodium Chloride Injections. When empty, the EXCEL IV Containers and their overwrap weigh between 28 and 48 percent less than comparable PVC Containers with overwrap. Furthermore, disposal of EXCEL IV Containers in landfills costs as much as 30 percent less annually when compared with PVC container disposal.

Environmental Benefit: The EXCEL IV Container does not contain PVC, latex, or DEHP, and therefore will not release harmful dioxins, like hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas, when incinerated.

GPOs/Distributors: All B. Braun Medical products are sold through distributors and are on the major GPO contracts.

Introcan Safety IV Catheter

610-997-4939

introcansafety.bbraunusa.com

The Introcan Safety® IV Catheter is designed with innovative passive-safety features to help eliminate accidental needle-stick injuries. From insertion to catheter deployment to needle removal, clinicians are protected by a truly passive safety device that is activated automatically—no extra steps—and cannot be bypassed. This easy-to-use safety IV catheter promotes first stick success, improves patient comfort, and ensures best practices. And with less plastic content than other safety IV catheters, it can potentially reduce storage space and medical waste.

Environmental Benefit: Lighter, more compact design than other safety IV catheters can potentially lower shipping, storage, and waste disposal costs.

GPOs/Distributors: All B. Braun Medical products are sold through distributors and are on the major GPO contracts.

Partial Additive Bag (PAB)

610-997-4939

bbraunusa.com/products.html

The PAB (partial additive bag) is available in 25mL fill in 100mL, 50mL fill in 100mL, 100mL fill in 150mL, as well as empty, and is not manufactured with latex, PVC, or DEHP. The PAB container is available in the following intravenous solutions: 5 percent Dextrose Injections, Sodium Chloride Injections, and Metroidazole Injections.

Environmental Benefit: The PAB is not manufactured with PVC, DEHP, or latex, and therefore will not release harmful dioxins, like hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas, when incinerated.

GPOs/Distributors: All B. Braun Medical products are sold through distributors and are on the major GPO contracts.

Baxter International Inc.

AVIVA plastic container system

888-229-0001

ecomm.baxter.com

Baxter’s AVIVA plastic container system meets medication and admixing needs for your patients and pharmacy. Sodium Chloride Injection (USP), Dextrose Injection (USP), and Lactated Ringers Injection (USP) all are available in the AVIVA plastic container system. AVIVA plastic container systems are non-DEHP, non-PVC, and not made with natural rubber latex, making them a versatile and dependable alternative. Rx only. For safe and proper use of the containers listed above, please refer to the appropriate directions for use.

Environmental Benefit: Eliminates PVC, DEHP, or other plasticizers from hospital waste streams.

Bayer MaterialScience

Bayer Makrolon Polycarbonate

bayermaterialsciencenafta.com

Makrolon® Polycarbonates, trusted by the medical device industry for more than 40 years, have excellent appearance, clarity, toughness, and are ideal for thin- and thick-walled products. Applications include IV Access, Respiratory, Housings, Drug Delivery, Surgical Instruments, Cardiovascular, Dialyzers and others. Sterilizable by gamma, EtO, and other methods; lipid/chemical resistant; suitable for higher heat environments; and many others. Medical grades have been tested for ISO 10993 Part 1 and USP Plastic Class VI standards. Grades for injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Outstanding design versatility to minimize device cost
  • Durable products to maximize device life and efficacy
  • Material safety upheld by numerous global regulatory agencies and conclusions of numerous studies based on sound science

Beacon Converters, Inc.

Recyclable Die Cut Insert Wallet

Greening the OR Sponsor

201-797-2600

beaconconverters.com/products.htm

Recyclable Die Cut Insert Wallet

Environmental Benefit: Winner of three Flexible Packaging Association 2011 Achievement Awards: Highest Achievement Award, Gold Award for Packaging Excellence, and Silver Award for Environmental and Sustainability Achievement

Belimed

Cart Washers

843-216-7424

belimed.us/cart-washers.html

An established leader in resource responsibility, our cart washer products have always been designed to use less water, utilities, and chemicals, resulting in a significant reduction in resource consumption. An efficient, on-demand, integrated water heater provides the necessary hot water for system operation. Belimed Cart Washers come in three chamber lengths, steam or electric heating, and include full glass pivot doors and a walkable floor.

Environmental Benefit: The water-efficient tank wash system uses as little as 8 gallons/cycle, resulting in reduced water use as well as reduced electricity, steam, and detergent use for lower overall operating expenses.

Sterilizers

843-216-7424

belimed.us/sterilizers.html

An established leader in resource responsibility, our steam sterilizers incorporate efficient vacuum pumps and smart control of cooling water to reduce water use. Thick, encased insulation reduces both heat loss and steam and HVAC costs. Simple, reliable, robust sterilizers focus on the importance of consistent drying and adherence to our own higher performance standards. Vertical and horizontal sliding-door models offer side-by-side installation to achieve the smallest footprint and are clean steam compatible.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Industry-leading water savings
  • 2.5 gallons of water used per cycle
  • Reduced steam and electricity use
Washer-Disinfectors

843-216-7424

belimed.us/washer-disinfectors.html

An established leader in resource responsibility, our SmartFill technology adjusts water use to the amount of goods being washed, using less water, utilities, and chemicals and significantly reducing resource consumption. Belimed washers use a high-volume-flow, low-impingement approach to ensure that the items to be cleaned are thoroughly soaked. Washers come in three models, steam or electric heating, with automation and queuing options and a large selection of racks and accessories.

Environmental Benefit: Only the minimum amount of water for the size of the load to be washed is used, resulting in lower water bills and reduced use of detergent, electricity, and steam.

BioPure Health

BioFilm solutions for infection control

720-295-2650

biopurehealth.com

BioPure Health provides environmental services to build a biotechnology platform for customers, providing sustainable and biosecure environments to eliminate and prevent the proliferation of pathenogenic bacteria, viruses, and molds within biofilm. Our organic biotechnology eliminates biofilm to the microscopic level and serves as a bio-surfactant to provide a protective barrier against recontamination of harmful bacteria and viruses. Our resonant wave technology is effective in treating airborne, surface, and subsurface pathogens.

  • Organic and environmentally safe
  • HVAC applications
  • Energy savings

Environmental Benefit: Non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-hazardous, and environmentally safe. It has an MSDS rating of "0" in all categories. Eliminates biofilm on air conditioning coils in HVAC systems, resulting in utility bill savings of approximately 33.3 percent.

Boulder Associates Architects

Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, and Graphic Design Services

303-499-7795

boulderassociates.com/firm/sustainability

Boulder Associates provides comprehensive planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, and construction administration services for clients engaged in the development of health care and senior living projects. As specialists with 30 years of experience, Boulder Associates has unique insight into the core issues that concern health care and senior living clients in the 21st century and the ability to address the intricacies of people, process, technology, and economics. We are headquartered in Boulder with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Orange County, and Dallas.

Environmental Benefit: Boulder Associates participated in the design of the first LEED certified health care project (BCFH 2000-2003), and have been incorporating these tenets into our designs ever since. Let us help you reduce your environmental footprint.

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.

Environmental, Health, and Safety Compliance

508-970-0033

capaccio.com/services/svc_ehs.html

To remain in compliance in the health care industry, a broad knowledge of EH&S regulations and an understanding of industry issues are paramount. CAPACCIO’s knowledgeable staff works with health care facilities to help them maintain EH&S compliance. Our services include industrial hygiene, gap analysis, permitting, regulatory reporting, emergency/contingency planning, pollution prevention planning, OSHA compliance, record-keeping, and documentation system development. Our knowledge and specialized tools can help your organization maintain EH&S compliance and sustain ongoing improvements.

Environmental Benefit: CAPACCIO’s expert knowledge and specialized tools can help your organization maintain continued EH&S regulatory compliance and sustain ongoing improvements toward specific EH&S and sustainability goals.

Sustainability Services: Green Team Facilitation

508-970-0033

capaccio.com/services/svc_sstn.html

CAPACCIO’s sustainability team is ready to assist your "green team" in addressing your organization’s sustainability challenges and opportunities. Whether you are just beginning to investigate how sustainability fits into your organization, or if you already have mature programs in place, our experts can help streamline your sustainability efforts and add significant value to your organization. CAPACCIO specializes in tracking and reporting metrics across all departments, whether for internal goals and cost-saving measures, or for Practice Greenhealth Award applications.

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Environmental Benefit: By improving the internal and external communication of metrics and sustainability goals and their resulting accomplishments, this service contributes to the advancement of an organization’s overall sustainability efforts.

Water/Wastewater Engineering and Design Services

508-970-0033

capaccio.com/experience/industry/h_care.html

The design and operation of sustainable water and wastewater systems requires attention to specific needs, including ease of operation, energy conservation, and overall design value. Space constraints and difficult-to-treat waste streams are often encountered. CAPACCIO’s engineers have significant experience developing creative, cost-effective solutions to recycle water, reduce waste, and improve energy efficiency. Whether conducting a wastewater characterization, pilot test, or operational optimization, we will guide you through the process and meet your project needs.

Environmental Benefit: Clients will remain in compliance and also improve their overall wastewater treatment system operation and maintenance. Through greater efficiency, cost savings also can be realized.

Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

SIMPONI® (golimumab)

215-206-8269

simponi.com

SIMPONI (golimumab) is a human monoclonal antibody that acts as a TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) blocker.

Simponi is delivered in one of two options in the U.S. market; the option being applied for is the 50 mg/0.5 mL in a single-dose prefilled SmartJect autoinjector. Dosing for SIMPONI is monthly, or 12 injections per year.

Environmental Benefit: SIMPONI is manufactured in plants using up to 50 percent renewable energy, uses the reusable GREENBOX, and uses 90 percent less material and packaging per patient than competitors.

Centurion Service Group

Medical Equipment Auctions

708-761-4867

centurionservice.com

Centurion Service Group is the world’s largest medical house, with more than 1,200 contracted sellers and 17,000 buyers around the world. Centurion sells more than 100,000 pieces of medical equipment every year through monthly auctions and online. By taking all kinds of saleable medical equipment, Centurion sells equipment all around the world, so equipment doesn’t end up in landfills and promotes better health care worldwide

Environmental Benefit: Ninety-nine percent of medical equipment sells in our auctions. The 1 percent that is not purchased is recycled if possible. Some medical equipment needs to be thrown away, but the majority is reusable.

GPOs/Distributors: FirstChoice Cooperative, HealthTrust Purchasing Group, MedAssets, Novation, Premier

Medical Equipment Auctions, Liquidations, Appraisals, Inventories

708-761-6655

centurionservice.com

Centurion Service Group is an asset management company specializing in the sale of surplus medical equipment. Centurion also offers full hospital liquidations, certified appraisals, inventories, and has an asset reallocation tool.

Environmental Benefit: Ninety-nine percent of medical equipment sells in our auctions. The 1 percent that is not purchased is recycled if possible. Some medical equipment needs to be thrown away, but the majority is reusable.

GPOs/Distributors: FirstChoice Cooperative, HealthTrust Purchasing Group, MedAssets, Novation, Premier

Cilag Pharmacueticals (Johnson & Johnson)

Ceftobiprole Medocaril

Ceftobiprole medocaril is indicated for the treatment of serious bacterial infections of hospitalized patients. It is the only cephalosporin-class antibiotic whose broad-spectrum coverage includes Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

Environmental Benefit: The drug is created using a process that incinerates 20kg less waste per PWS, avoids cyclohexane use, and increases production yield 5 percent and volume yield 30 percent.

Cimetrics

Infometrics

617-350-7550

cimetrics.com

Infometrics has been trusted by leading health care organizations for the past 14 years. Infometrics consists of three key elements:

  • Data collection and analysis technology. Hundreds of algorithms uncover opportunities and recommend solutions.
  • Analysts with expertise in energy, controls, and building systems further identify opportunities, generate insightful reports, and assist in ensuring that corrective actions are performed.
  • Web-based visualization and results tracking.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Energy and operating cost savings
  • Reduced CO2 emissions
  • Optimized indoor air quality
  • Joint Commission compliance
  • Lab and datacenter energy and operations management
  • IRR up to 250 percent

CLASS 5 Energy

Energy Efficiency Consulting

651-783-5630

class5energy.com/healthcare-3

CLASS 5 Energy is a consulting firm that has spent the last 10 years working with organizations to reduce energy use and costs. We tailor support by evaluating the extent and impact of current energy efficiency efforts, as well as:

  • Buildings, locations, and operating hours
  • Departments and number of employees
  • Equipment being used
  • Culture, communications, processes, and initiatives

Specific tools and resources include:

  • CLASS 5 Guide for Healthcare
  • Utility tracking
  • Awareness and progress posters
  • Recognition materials
  • Members Only website
  • A dedicated consultant

Environmental Benefit: Benefits of energy efficiency include:

  • Lower GHG emissions and pollutants
  • Costs less than investing in new energy
  • Lower baseload and peak demand, reducing need for additional energy
  • Diversify utility resources and hedge against fluctuating prices

Compression Therapy Concepts

VasoPress

732-544-0800

ctcdvt.com

VasoPress is for the prevention of DVT.

Environmental Benefit: Product may be reprocessed and is made from the most environmentally beneficial materials and manufactured in the most efficient way. DEHP-free product.

GPOs: Novation, Premier, MedAssets/Broadlane, and VA. Distributors: Cardinal, O&M, Seneca, Medline,

Construction Specialties, Inc.

C/S Acrovyn

800-233-8493

c-sgroup.com/acrovyn/wall-protection

C/S Acrovyn is a complete system of interior wall protection designed to help reduce routine maintenance costs while keeping interior surfaces looking like new. All Acrovyn handrails, wall guards, wall coverings, and wall panels are available in a variety of material options, including PBT-free thermoplastic, real metal, bamboo, and FSC-certified wood. Acrovyn’s patented Quick-Lock handrail system can even cut initial installation time in half and allow for minimum facility interruption with off-site rail assembly.

Environmental Benefit: Acrovyn contains no PVC or BPA, is Cradle to Cradle Certified, and meets CA 01350 protocol for good indoor air quality. Our metal components contain pre- and post-consumer recycled content.

C/S Acrovyn Doors

800-972-7214

c-sgroup.com/acrovyn-doors

Acrovyn Doors’ face and edges are a PBT-free thermoplastic that contains no PVC nor BPA, is Cradle to Cradle Certified, and meets the CA 01350 protocol for good indoor air quality. Acrovyn is bacterial- and fungal-resistant and resists chipping and gouging that may allow harmful bacteria to reside. If the door edges are ever damaged, C/S’s patented system allows the edge to be replaced to eliminate costly door replacement and time-consuming field repair.

Environmental Benefit: The Acrovyn Door System does not include any added urea formaldehyde, and all doors using particleboard and agrifiber comply with the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Phase I Emission Standard.

C/S Cubicle Curtains

800-222-0201

c-sgroup.com/cubicle-track-curtains

C/S General Cubicle’s Snap Lock Curtain System eliminates the hassles and dangers of removing cubicle curtains from ceiling-mounted track systems. Instead of using a ladder to remove privacy curtains, Snap Lock allows staff to separate the fabric portion of the curtain from the mesh while standing safely on the ground. Soiled curtains are laundered and easily snapped back into place, allowing for very little interruption in areas requiring privacy curtains.

Environmental Benefit: General Cubicle offers hundreds of fabric options, including antimicrobial fabrics, fabrics that are Cradle to Cradle Certified, and PVC-free shower curtains.

C/S Expansion Joint Covers

800-233-8493

c-sgroup.com/expansion-joint-covers

The C/S Expansion Joint Covers division has been solving complex building movement problems for more than 45 years. In fact, we are the originator of much of today’s cover technology, whether it’s seismic, thermal, or wind-sway. Our covers, constructed with high-quality, sustainable materials, are tested to ensure performance in all situations. We collaborate with owners, architects, and/or engineers to integrate our solutions seamlessly with the design of the project.

Environmental Benefit: C/S Expansion Joint Covers is already LEED v4 complaint, offering 20 models, which are Cradle to Cradle Certified (CM Gold or Silver), and we continue to increase that number by optimizing the materials we use.

C/S Pedisystems

800-233-8493

c-sgroup.com/entrance-flooring

C/S Pedisystems architectural mats and grids are designed to stop dirt, snow, and water at the door, thereby reducing maintenance costs, prolonging the life of your floors, and contributing to healthy indoor air quality. C/S sources materials with the highest possible recycled content for all Pedisystems products. You also can feel good knowing that most Pedisystems meet CA 01350 test standards for good indoor air quality, an approved equivalent to CRI’s Green Label Plus certification.

Environmental Benefit: Pedisystems contribute to LEED points like IEQ Credit 5 (urging permanent grilles at high-traffic entryways) and are designed and manufactured responsibly. Many options are Cradle to Cradle Certified.

C/S Sun Controls

800-631-7379

c-sgroup.com/sun-controls

C/S has created sunshading solutions for commercial construction projects worldwide. We have helped architects and designers create the buildings of their dreams through our custom design solutions. A C/S engineered shading system is a striking architectural element that does double duty as one of the most effective ways to make a building more sustainable. All C/S Sunshades significantly reduce solar heat gain and glare in interior spaces. Several C/S sunshades are Cradle to Cradle Certified.

Environmental Benefit: Incorporating properly designed shading elements into a building’s design can lead to lower initial lighting and HVAC costs, as well as long-term reductions in operational costs.

Covidien

Renewables™ Sharps Containers

800-962-9888

covidien.com

Disposable sharps containers made with a minimum of 80 percent (up to 100 percent) post-industrial recycled plastic, excluding the lid. Various lid styles and container sizes ranging from 1 quart to 18 gallons. The same single-use, factory-fresh design that has made Covidien an industry leader for more than 30 years.

Environmental Benefit: Diverts 201,600 pounds of solid waste generated in the production of virgin resin from the landfill. Saves 8.78 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being generated as a byproduct of manufacturing virgin resin.

GPOs/Distributors: Amerinet, Broadlane/Medassets, HPG, Novation, Premier, Government. All medical distributors have access to these products.

Dupont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection

Dupont™ Tyvek®

www2.Dupont.com/medical_Packaging/en_US/

For the past 40 years, DuPont Tyvek has been helping to protect the health of literally millions of patients worldwide. Recognized as the standard of excellence in health care, Tyvek is used in every form of sterile medical packaging and a wide variety of pharmaceutical applications—both sterile and non-sterile. Tyvek medical packaging styles are highly resistant to bacterial penetration, water, tears, and punctures. DuPont is a proud member of the Health Care Recycling Plastics Council (HPRC) and Tyvek is made of high density polyethylene, which is recyclable.

Environmental Benefit: Tyvek is high density polyethylene, which is recyclable.

Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C

855-273-2549

realize.com

The launch of the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band-C in the U.S. has provided an opportunity for EES to launch electronic instructions for use (e-IFUs) on an EES product. This has been implemented for the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Bands and REALIZE Injection Port and Applier IFUs by hosting these documents on e-ifu.com.

Environmental Benefit: Paper use was reduced by 10,000 pounds, paper-based packaging contains less than 30 percent PCR content or certified sustainable forest content, and EED received the PGH 2010 Champion for Change award.

Grumman/Butkus Associates

Commissioning

847-328-3555

grummanbutkus.com

Grumman/Butkus Associates (G/BA) has been providing commissioning and retro-commissioning services for the past 14 years. Specializing in energy-intensive facilities with complex, integrated systems, the G/BA client list includes hospitals and labs in the Chicago area and across the country. G/BA serves as a qualified retro-commissioning service provider under the ComEd/Nexant Retro-Commissioning Program and received the number-one service provider ranking in both 2011 and 2012.

Environmental Benefit: G/BA has successfully completed 25 retro-commissioning projects in Chicago area hospitals, resulting in an overall energy cost savings of $2,633,719, with an average client payback of 5 months.

Energy Analysis and Consulting

847-328-3555

grummanbutkus.com

Grumman/Butkus Associates (G/BA) is a nationally recognized consulting engineering firm that specializes in Energy Analysis for energy-intensive facilities with complex, integrated systems, such as hospitals and labs. Energy Analysis services offered by G/BA include energy studies and audits, building energy modeling, energy management consultation, and ENERGY STAR evaluation/labeling. We help our hospital clients benchmark their energy performance through the G/BA annual Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey.

Environmental Benefit: G/BA Energy Studies for 17 Chicago area hospitals through ComEd’s Smart Ideas Program resulted in an average energy savings of 29,498 BTUs per square foot and an average cost savings of $207,881.

LEED Consulting

847-328-3555

grummanbutkus.com

An industry leader in LEED consultation and energy modeling, Grumman/Butkus Associates (G/BA) is a nationally recognized consulting engineering firm that specializes in sustainability practices and energy conservation. G/BA’s expertise in energy-intensive facilities with complex, integrated systems has resulted in a substantial hospital, health care, and laboratory client list. G/BA has received Gold or Silver LEED certification on a large number of hospital projects.

Environmental Benefit: We deliver to our clients LEED certified facilities and environments that use resources more efficiently, save substantial energy costs, provide healthier work environments, and maximize patient health and healing.

MEP Engineering Design and Consultation

847-328-3555

grummanbutkus.com

Grumman/Butkus Associates (G/BA) is a nationally recognized consulting engineering firm that specializes in MEP systems design services with an emphasis on sustainability practices and energy conservation, and is an industry leader in commissioning services and LEED consultation. G/BA specializes in energy-intensive facilities with complex, integrated systems. This emphasis has resulted in a substantial hospital, health care, and laboratory client list.

Environmental Benefit: G/BA views every project as an opportunity to provide a creative solution that uses energy efficiently, reduces operating costs, improves the indoor environment, and maximizes the client’s return on investment.

GT Environmental, Inc.

Environmental Consulting Services

614-794-3570

gtenvironmental.com

Environmental consulting services for solid waste management, waste assessments, recycling programs, waste reduction programs, waste tracking software, OSHA safety programs, strategic planning, air permitting, air emissions evaluation, water permitting, hazardous waste and materials management, site assessments, and brownfield redevelopment and remediation.

HealthTrust

Group Purchasing Services

615-344-3000

healthtrustpg.com

HealthTrust recognizes the importance of providing its members with environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) solutions. We strive to contract for products and services that are better for public health and the environment. We are guided by our Advisory Boards in support of our member organization’s sustainability initiatives. HealthTrust is an active member of the Practice Greenhealth GPO work group that is developing standardized processes for the gathering of EPP information in the product and services sourcing process.

Environmental Benefit: HealthTrust is aligned with the mission of health care providers to reduce waste, energy, and water consumption and increase recycling in health care.

Healthy Buildings (Healthy Buildings International [HBI] and Healthy Buildings Solutions [HBS])

Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency Strategies, Steam System Optimization, Indoor Environmental Air Quality and Sustainability Solutions

703-399-5715

healthybuildings.com

  • Commissioning (Cx)
  • Retro-Commissioning (RCx) or Existing Buildings Commissioning
  • LEED Commissioning, Energy Audits, and Energy Modeling
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Water Efficiency
  • Steam System Optimization

Environmental Benefit:

  • Commissioning (Cx)
  • Retro-Commissioning (RCx) or Existing Buildings Commissioning
  • LEED Commissioning, Energy Audits, and Energy Modeling
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Water Efficiency
  • Steam System Optimization`

HHA Services

Contract Management Services or Food & Facilities Management Services

800-442-1140

hhhaservices.com

HHA Services, an ABM Company, a leading provider of support service management, is CIMS & CIMS-GB certified with honors, delivering effective solutions for EVS, Facilities Management, Clinical Engineering, Parking, Security, Food Services, Patient Transport, Patient Observation, and Laundry departments to hospitals and health care systems. We provide measurable results, improved HCAHPS scores, HAI prevention, increased satisfaction, patient safety, and reduced operating expenses. For three years, HHA has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Environmental Benefit: Green cleaning products and equipment; healthy indoor environment initiatives program; environmentally friendly substitutions that reduce waste and costs; sustainable, energy-efficient indoor environment quality.

GPOs/Distributors: Premier, MedAssets, Novation

Hospira, Inc.

VisIV®

Greening the OR Sponsor

224-212-2280

Ready to work immediately. Safe for patients and caregivers. Go green for the environment.

Environmental Benefit: Ready to work immediately. Safe for patients and caregivers. Go green for the environment.

Janssen Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

Cephalosporin antibiotics

1-800-JANSSEN

janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com

Cephalosporin antibiotics are often used to treat common bacterial infections and commonly used for surgical prophylaxis.

Environmental Benefit: The synthesis steps were reduced 50 percent, yield nearly tripled, and hazardous solvents were reduced 80 percent.

Itraconazole

1-800-JANSSEN

janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com

Itraconazole is used for the treatment of fungal infections in both HIV- and non-HIV-infected individuals. It is active against fungal infections such as aspergillosis, blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and candidiasis, as well as fungal infection localized to the toenails and fingernails (onychomycosis). It also is used for treating patients with fever and low white blood cell counts who are likely to develop a fungal infection.

Environmental Benefit: An improved production process eliminated use of 400,000 gallons solvents, 920,000 liters of liquid waste, and 23,000 kilograms of solid waste. No dichloromethane and less butane are now sent to the volatile organic compound unit.

STELARA® (ustkinumab)

janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com

STELARA (ustkinumab) is used to treat severe psoriasis.

Environmental Benefit: Because STELARA requires only four subcutaneous injections annually, it uses 90 percent less material and 90 percent less packaging per patient than competitors. It is manufactured using up to 50 percent renewable energy.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Inc.

AVEENO® POSITIVELY AGELESS

908-874-2905

aveeno.com/

The AVEENO POSITIVELY AGELESS line includes facial moisturizers, firming body lotion, and cleansers. These exclusive anti-aging formulas, made with Natural Shitake Complex, blend the best of nature with the proof of science giving consumers visibly younger-looking skin.

Environmental Benefit: AVEENO HDPE bottles and paper packaging are recyclable and 100-percent PVC free. Cartons are 100-percent recycled with 35 percent post-consumer recycled materials, and sleeves are made from 100-percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Inc. cont’d

AVEENO® Soothing Bath Treatment

908-874-2079

aveeno.com/

For itchy, irritated skin, it is made of 100-percent pure natural colloidal oatmeal—an ingredient long recognized for its ability to relieve itching—that AVEENO mills into an ultra-fine powder. When dispersed in water, this powder forms a soothing, milky bath that works as a natural cleanser to provide temporary skin protection and relieves irritation and itching due to poison ivy/oak/sumac, rashes, insect bites, and eczema. It also soothes prickly heat, chicken pox, hives, or sunburn.

Environmental Benefit: It was awarded the Green Good Housekeeping Seal by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. AVEENO partnered with TerraCycle to upcycle used tubes into new products available at major U.S. retailers.

JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® Shampoo & Foaming Body Wash

johnsonsbaby.com/naturals

JOHNSON’S NATURAL products are the only true natural product (95-percent+ naturally derived formulation) designed to meet our BEST FOR BABY standards for safety and mildness. They are distributed widely at an affordable price point, so the product enables moms who want to make more natural choices in baby care to use a product they can trust and afford.

Environmental Benefit:

  • 98 percent ingredients derived from plant sources
  • Contains first 100-percent naturally derived fragrance
  • Packaging 60 percent post-consumer recycled content
O.B.® Tampons

908-874-2079

jnj.com/connect/healthcare-products/consumer/

O.B. tampons are the applicator-free tampon that offers personal fit protection.

Environmental Benefit: They have zero slack fill packaging, use 100 percent PCR fibers, and are made from 90 percent renewable sources. The applicator-free design allows for less packaging and material use than competitors.

Kessler Consulting Inc.

Waste Assessments, Resource Management, Lean Six Sigma Certified

813-971-8333

kesconsult.com

Since its inception in 1988, Kessler Consulting, Inc. has built an impressive record of accomplishment by providing solid waste consulting services to private and institutional clients in the areas of solid waste planning and program development, recycling and waste reduction program implementation, solid waste studies and financial analyses, contracting and procurement, sustainability, and various other environmental technical services.

Environmental Benefit: The company’s professional reputation is best demonstrated by the long-term relationships enjoyed with many of our clients. You will have more than 150 years of combined solid waste resource management experience with our staff.

Kimberly-Clark

BLUE RENEW® Sterilization Wrap Recycling Program

Greening the OR Sponsor

800-542-3577
kchealthcare.com/bluerenew

Kimberly-Clark has developed a step-by-step program to assist your facility in successfully recycling KIMGUARD® Wrap. We call it BLUE RENEW®. Medical facilities across the United States are now recycling their used, clean KIMGUARD Wrap, made from recyclable #5 polypropylene fabric. And there are recycling partners in your area who can help you do it, too. Learn more about how you can BLUE RENEW by contacting your Kimberly-Clark representative today.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Reduces landfill waste
  • Expandable recycling infrastructure
  • Measureable reporting
KC100 LAVENDER® Nitrile Exam Gloves

800-542-3577

loveyourgloves.com/lavender

  • SmartPULL® Dispenser Box: The first, smaller opening is used when the box is full and helps control waste. When the box is half empty, the second, larger opening allows for easier access to the gloves.
  • Thinner, lighter, and more economical than standard nitrile—the ideal replacement for vinyl exam gloves
  • KC100 LAVENDER® Nitrile Gloves over two leading "stretch" vinyl gloves
  • Superior tactile sensitivity and comfort

Environmental Benefit:

  • Natural rubber latex-free
  • 250-count box: 60 percent less storage
  • 50 percent waste reduction over 100-count box
KC300 STERLING® Nitrile Exam Gloves

800-542-3577

kchealthcare.com

  • SmartPULL® Dispenser Box: The first, smaller opening is used when the box is full and helps control waste. When the box is half empty, the second, larger opening allows for easier access to the gloves
  • Latex-free exam glove with the protection of nitrile and the sensitivity of latex
  • The worry-free choice designed for virtually every use, throughout your facility

Environmental Benefit:

  • Natural rubber latex-free
  • 200-count box: 40 percent waste reduction
KC500 PURPLE NITRILE® Exam Gloves

800-542-3577

kchealthcare.com

KIMBERLY-CLARK® Medical Exam Gloves help safeguard health care employees from exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious materials, whatever the task or procedure. From proprietary nitrile formulations to economical vinyl, there’s a KIMBERLY-CLARK® Medical Exam Glove that’s right for every clinical task. Ideal for moderate to high-risk settings. Provide barrier protection against permeation of 27 chemotherapy drugs. KIMBERLY-CLARK® maximum coverage and protection.

Environmental Benefit: Natural rubber latex-free

KIMBERLY-CLARK® Facial Protection

800-542-3577

kchealthcare.com

KIMBERLY-CLARK® Facial Protection offers a broad range of styles, features, and levels of protection. From standard and fluid-resistant masks to particulate filter respirators, eyewear, and face shields, KIMBERLY-CLARK® Facial Protection products make for excellent choices where comfort and protection are needed in a variety of tasks and procedures.

Environmental Benefit: Product is natural rubber latex-free. Our cases use above average recycled content (50 to 60 percent). All packaging materials are readily recyclable. Virgin pulp used is FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified.

KIMGUARD ONE-STEP® QUICK CHECK® Sterilization Wrap

800-542-3577

kchealthcare.com

Confidence you can see. Quicker than ever! KIMGUARD ONE-STEP® QUICK CHECK® Sterilization Wrap is the fast, easy way to ensure that instrument sterility is uncompromised. It’s easy to see what sets QUICK CHECK apart. With two colors—white and blue—bonded together, inspecting trays is easier and faster than ever. And more than 70 percent of Operating Room and Central Services users told us that QUICK CHECK Wrap gave them more confidence in their instrument inspections.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Recyclable (see BLUE RENEW)
  • 100 percent landfill-free manufacturing
  • Made in the USA
MICROCOOL® Surgical Gowns

800-542-3577

microcoolgowns.com

The OR can be a very hazardous environment where clinicians routinely risk exposure to blood, fluids, and pathogens. MICROCOOL® Gowns meet the AAMI Level 4 liquid barrier standard. MicroCool Gowns deliver a perfect balance of essential properties:

  • Fluid resistance
  • Microbial resistance
  • Flame resistance
  • Lint and abrasion resistance

Environmental Benefit:

  • 100 percent landfill-free fabric manufacturing
  • Cleanly incinerated: more than 90 percent #5 polypropylene
  • PFOA-free

Lac-Mac Limited

Surgical Drapes

888-452-2622

lac-mac.com

Lac-Mac reusable high-performance, liquid-proof Surgical Drapes are validated to 80 WDA. Our drapes and wrappers are manufactured to meet Level 4 protection in accordance with AAMI PB70 standards and meet FDA regulations as a medical device. We offer fully customizable products to suit specific needs.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Reduces environmental waste by 99 percent
  • Fewer carbon emissions compared with disposable
  • Non-essential packaging removed

GPOs/Distributors: Encompass Group, LLC, Amerinet GPO

Surgical Gowns

888-452-2622

lac-mac.com

Lac-Mac Surgical Gowns are validated for 75-125 uses before being downgraded for alternate use. Our Level 4 surgical gowns offer high-performance, liquid-proof, viral-proof protection. We also offer lower levels of protection in Level 3 and Level 2 liquid-resistant gowns. Levels of protection are in accordance with AAMI PB70 Standards and meet FDA regulations as a medical device.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Reusables reduce environmental waste by 99 percent
  • Reduced carbon emissions compared with disposable
  • Non-essential packaging has been removed

GPOs/Distributors: Encompass Group, LLC; Amerinet GPO

LDI Corporation

Sustainable Products

866-332-0700

ldisolutions.com

LDI provides environmental, health, and safety benefits to hospitals, surgery centers, mortuaries, laboratories, and other medical facilities. With innovative chemistry and technology, we develop or source products that are more sustainable, less toxic, and safer.

Environmental Benefit: PVC-Free, safe for incineration, low VOC emissions, non-toxic

GPOs/Distributors: Premier, Health Trust, Cardinal, McKesson, Owens & Minor

LifeScan, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

OneTouch® Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems

408-942-5720

lifescan.com

OneTouch Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems are accurate, convenient, and can make blood glucose testing less painful. Models include OneTouch Select, OneTouch UltraLink, OneTouch Ultra Mini/Easy DL, OneTouch Vita, OneTouch Vita2, OneTouch UltraVue, OneTouch Ping

Environmental Benefit: Since 2007, eight more RoHS compliant meters have been added to the product line. Compliance with RoHS is several years in advance of any regulatory requirement to do so.

Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch

MEP Engineering Design and Consulting

Greening the OR Sponsor

415-364-7203

mazzetti.com

Founded in 1962, Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (M+NLB) is a full-service consulting and design firm focused on the engineered systems of buildings, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, technology, lighting, and power systems. Apart from traditional design services, we provide consultation and support in facility planning, commissioning, energy management, environmental performance, equipment planning, materials and waste management, and a broad spectrum of low-voltage and information technologies.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

BENADRYL® Allergy Quick Dissolve Strips

benadryl.com

BENADRYL Allergy Quick Dissolve Strips temporarily relieve symptoms—runny nose, sneezing—due to the common cold. They are individually wrapped and dissolve instantly.

Environmental Benefit: The redesigned package uses 1.31 tons less paper, 50 percent less packaging by weight, and 42 billon BTUs less energy. It saves 16,962 pounds of solid waste and eliminates 8.48 tons of soft plastic.

LISTERINE®

908-874-2905

jnj.com/connect/healthcare-products/consumer/

LISTERINE provides 24-hour protection against germs that cause plaque and gingivitis.

Environmental Benefit: In 2008, the LISTERINE package was redesigned to reduce the overall weight of the package by 30 percent. This saved 402 tons of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the U.S.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson) cont’d

TYLENOL®

877-TYLENOL

tylenol.com/

TYLENOL is used for relieving pain, reducing fever, and relieving the symptoms of allergies, cold, cough, and flu. The active ingredient is acetaminophen.

Environmental Benefit: Changed folding carton paperboard used in Adult Tylenol (paper was made from trees/wood) to 100-percent recycled paperboard.

McNeil Nutritionals, LLC (Johnson & Johnson)

SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener

866-948-6883

splenda.com

SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener (introduced in 1999) contains sucralose (SPLENDA Brand Sweetener), the no-calorie sweetener with no unpleasant aftertaste. It can be used virtually anywhere sugar is used, like cooking and baking.

Environmental Benefit: The 2008 "Out of Box" Design reduced material weight by 50 percent by eliminating the paperboard outer container. It reduced waste and the energy to store and ship the product.

Naturepedic

Naturepedic Pediatric Pad

800-917-3342

naturepedicinfo.com

The Naturepedic Hospital Pediatric Pad is a certified organic pediatric pad free of harmful chemicals or allergens.

  • Certified by GREENGUARD to meet their strict health care standards
  • Seamless wipe-clean, stain-proof, and odor-proof waterproof cover
  • Free of DEHP
  • Free of vinyl, phthalates, polyurethane foam, flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds, latex, and other controversial materials
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Provides firm support
  • Constructed with certified organic cotton fabric and batting
  • Does not require approval by FDA

Neutrogena Corporation

NEUTROGENA® WAVE

908-874-2905

neutrogenawave.com

NEUTROGENA WAVE is clinically proven superior to manual cleansing and gentle enough for daily use. Cool foam penetrates deeper into pores, and a gentle vibrating motion stimulates skin’s surface & opens pores to remove dirt, oil, and makeup.

Environmental Benefit: Packaging was reduced by 32 percent and transportation was reduced by 62 percent. The new design allows for inner paper and outer plastic to be easily separated for recycling.

NewGen Surgical, Inc.

Sustainably Designed Medical Devices

415-457-1138

newgensurgical.com

NewGen Surgical designs and manufactures medical devices that reduce the use of natural resources and harmful plastics—developing medical devices that are environmentally responsible and use the most sustainable materials currently available. Our products help hospitals, in particular the OR, practice more sustainable operations while continuing to deliver the very best patient care. Manufactured in the USA using green supply chain management.

Environmental Benefit: Life-cycle analysis used in design and development. More than 50 percent reduction in plastic versus conventional devices. Packaged in single source recyclable materials (lid and tray), so no segregation needed. Packaged without polystyrene.

Omnicell, Inc.

Automated Medication and Supply Dispensing Systems

800-850-6664

omnicell.com

More than 2,600 acute care hospitals worldwide have used Omnicell’s medication automation, supply chain, and analytics products to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, and improve patient safety. Omnicell non-acute care solutions, including the MTS brand, enable approximately 6,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to optimize productivity and control costs. Moreover, the innovative medication adherence packaging solutions can reduce costly hospital readmissions. Omnicell employs solar power for 15 percent of our energy needs in our LEED Platinum corporate headquarters.

Environmental Benefit: Omnicell designs our automated medication and supply dispensing systems to be modular, so they are easily upgradeable, keeping thousands of pounds of hardware out of landfills. More than 90 percent of production materials are recycled or reused.

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

VITROS® Blood Analyzers

orthoclinical.com

The function of all the VITROS Blood Analyzers is to provide the health care community with accurate diagnostic information to help patients experience a better quality of life. The accuracy of the information is measured by the systems themselves, which employ controls and calibrators.

Environmental Benefit: They have FSC-certified consumable packaging, 30-percent PCR- or SFI-certified corrugated shipping boxes, recover 92 percent of products, use 100 percent less water (0L) than other leading brands, and recycle cartridges.

Ortho-McNeil Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

NUCYNTA® (tapentadol)

1-800-JANSSEN

janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com

NUCYNTA (tapentadol) is a prescription medicine for adults used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last a short time.

Environmental Benefit: The second generation process of creating NUCYNTA (tapentadol) tripled the active ingredient yield, reducing raw material use by 50 percent, reducing organic solvent use 80 percent, and reducing water and energy consumption by more than 75 percent.

OSM Recycling, LLC

Recycling Non-Regulated Medical Wastes

501-765-1944

Recycling Non-Regulated Medical Waste including:

  • Gowns
  • Cubicle Curtains
  • Disposable Scrubs
  • Stretcher Sheets
  • Disposable Masks
  • Medical Pill Bottles

PCR America (Printer Cartridge Recycle)

206-818-6275

pcramerica.com

PCR America buys empty printer cartridges for cash, and sells new compatible printer cartridges at significant cost savings. PCR America is dedicated to supporting the sustainability and recycling efforts of our partners by purchasing your empty printer cartridges.

Environmental Benefit: PCR America sells new compatible printer cartridges at significant cost savings. This allows us to reuse empty printer cartridges by turning them into new high-quality cartridges.

We Pay Cash for Empty Printer Cartridges

206-818-6275

pcramerica.com

PCR America was founded in 1988, and is a family-owned business located in Auburn, Washington. We have been dedicated to keeping waste out of our landfills by recycling empty printer cartridges. This includes all ink, laser, toner, copier, and fax cartridges. We do this by paying cash for all items, providing free collection materials as needed, and paying for all freight charges associated with shipment of materials back to our warehouse.

Environmental Benefit: Every year, more than 350 million printer cartridges end up in our country’s landfills. PCR America is dedicated to eliminating this trend by purchasing as many empty printer cartridges as possible.

Philips

MRI Ingenia 1.5 T Omega

800-229-6417

healthcare.philips.com

The Ingenia 1.5T Omega is an exciting MR system based on the unique dStream system architecture. Ingenia is the world’s first MR platform using RF coils with in-built digitization, which results in new levels of image quality and throughput combined with a more comfortable patient experience. It delivers up to 40 percent more SNR and as much as a 30 percent increase in throughput, while offering the largest FOV of the industry. In short, Ingenia delivers clarity, speed, and expandability.

Environmental Benefit: Energy usage in "off" & "ready-to-scan" mode is 24 percent lower per day and 17 percent lower per patient than the industry average (COCIR SRIv2 method: cocir.org/site); HeliumSave zero-boil off reduces helium costs; product weight reduced by 24 percent.

Philips ClearVue 350 Ultrasound Systems

800-453-6860

healthcare.philips.com

The ClearVue 350 with Active Array technology offers image quality designed to enhance diagnostic confidence, features that are sophisticated enough to be simple, and advances in ease of use and reliability. Designed around you, the ClearVue 350 features an intuitive user interface that allows direct access to the controls you use most often, speeding exams and improving workflow. Leverage Philips’ proven XRES technology and transducer presets to enhance image quality and optimize images quickly with the touch of the iSCAN button.

Environmental Benefit: The Philips ClearVue 350 Ultrasound System delivers a 60-percent reduction in power consumption and 19 percent less foam and cardboard packaging, resulting in a 25-percent decrease in packaging weight over the Philips HD7.

Philips ClearVue 550 Ultrasound System

800-453-6860

healthcare.philips.com

The versatile ClearVue 550 with Active Array technology offers image quality designed to enhance diagnostic confidence, features that are sophisticated enough to be simple, and advances in ease of use and reliability. Count on stunning images with the speed and precision gained from years of Philips’ ultrasound experience worldwide. New, proprietary Active Array technology integrates key imaging technologies into the transducer for superb images in a lightweight system.

Environmental Benefit: The ClearVue 550 Ultrasound System delivers a 60-percent reduction in power consumption and 19 percent less foam and cardboard packaging, resulting in a 25-percent decrease in packaging weight, over the Philips HD7.

Philips IntelliVue MX40 wearable patient monitor

800-453-6860

healthcare.philips.com

The IntelliVue MX40 wearable patient monitor gives you the advanced technology, intelligent design, and innovative features you expect from Philips in a device light and small enough to be comfortably worn by your ambulatory patients, so you can continuously monitor their ECG, SpO2, and other vital signs in real time when they’re on the move. The IntelliVue MX40 wearable patient monitor features an easy-to-use color touchscreen display. Check a patient’s clinical status with a push of the button, view two channels of real-time waveforms, and choose among any four screen formats.

Environmental Benefit: Compared to its predecessor (the MP2), the MX40 Patient Monitor provides notable advantages:

  • Massive reduction in power usage (85 percent)
  • Reduction in materials consumed (86 percent)
  • Lead is eliminated

Premier healthcare alliance

Supply Chain Services

704-357-0022

www.premierinc.com/safety

Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,900 U.S. hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care in a sustainable environment. Headquartered in a LEED Gold certified building, through its Greenhealthy® environmental leadership program, Premier collaborates with member hospitals and health systems and suppliers to ensure availability of products and services that promote a safer more sustainable healthcare environment.

Environmental Benefit: Premier advocates for policies that address safer and less toxic products and practices and provides related resources for patient, worker and environmental sustainability on its Safety Institute website at www.premierinc.com/safety.

Pro-Line Solutions, Inc. (Eco-Zyme & Eco-Base) thru SSI

Eco-Zyme & Eco-Base

800-252-3000

specsurg.com

Eco-Zyme Multi-Enzymatic Detergent cleans all bioburden, body fluids, and secretions from surgical instruments and containers. Safe on all metals, endoscopes, and in ultrasonic and automatic washers. Brightens instruments, washer parts, and frees up box locks; counters hard water with metal-ion bonding and rust-inhibiting patented formula.

Eco-Base Detergent (same formula as Eco-Zyme, but without enzymes) ideal for cart washers (no drying agent required) and all auto washers (safe on aluminum).

GPOs/Distributors: Surgical Specialty Instrumentation (SSI) U.S. Master Distributor introduced products in U.S. in 2009

Resource Recycling Systems, Inc.

Consultants in Resource Management and Sustainable Systems

734-996-1361

recycle.com

For almost three decades, RRS has been at the cutting edge of sustainability planning and implementation, helping our clients find common ground between service excellence and desired environmental goals. We serve both health care systems and individual facilities with high-level, comprehensive sustainability management consulting and efficient program implementation plans and tools that focus on key performance drivers, including:

  • Increased compliance
  • Cost containment
  • Improved health and safety
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Engaged leadership
  • Innovative resource management

Environmental Benefit: For over 27 years, Resource Recycling Systems has been at the cutting edge of sustainability planning and implementation, helping our clients find common ground between their excellence in health care and desired environmental goals.

Sizewise

Envy Line: G Series

816-800-9389

sizewise.net

Sizewise is proud to introduce the industry’s first non-powered mattress system that reduces exposure to known chemicals of concern. The G Series offers multiple clinical modalities on one base product. The mattress conforms to any surface to maximize patient immersion while reducing shear. The G Series meets the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Specifications for Healthcare Support Surfaces. Also available in the Envy Line is the O Series, a non-powered operating room table pad, and the S Series, a non-powered stretcher pad.

Environmental Benefit: The Sizewise Envy Line features F3 Free construction, reducing chemicals of concern in the fabric, the foam, and the fire barrier; meets the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Specifications for Health Care Support Surfaces.

Envy Line: O Series
Envy Line: O Series | Non-Powered Operating Room Table Pad

800-814-9389

sizewise.net

Sizewise is proud to introduce the industry’s first self-adjusting gel operating room table pad that reduces exposure to known chemicals of concern. The O Series has a specially formulated polymer gel topper that contours to the patient’s body while providing low interface pressure to the patient. The O Series meets the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Specifications for Health Care Support Surfaces. Also available in the Envy Line is the G Series, a non-powered mattress line, and the S Series, a non-powered stretcher pad.

Environmental Benefit: The Sizewise Envy Line features F3 Free construction, reducing chemicals of concern in the fabric, the foam, and the fire barrier; meets the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Specifications for Health Care Support Surfaces.

Envy Line: S Series

800-814-9389

sizewise.net

Sizewise is proud to introduce the industry’s first non-powered stretcher pad that reduces exposure to known chemicals of concern. The S Series uses independently conforming cells for maximum pressure redistribution. With multiple sizing and weight capacity options, the S Series exceeds the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Specifications for Health Care Support Surfaces. Also available in the Envy Line is the G Series, a non-powered mattress line, and the O Series, a non-powered OR table pad.

Environmental Benefit: The Sizewise Envy Line features F3 Free construction, reducing chemicals of concern in the fabric, the foam, and the fire barrier; exceeds the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Specifications for Health Care Support Surfaces.

Stericycle

Rx Waste Compliance Service

651-248-9343

Hospitals generate pharmaceutical waste—some hazardous, some non-hazardous—that requires proper disposal. Rx Waste Compliance Service is designed to help hospitals characterize, segregate, transport, and properly dispose of pharmaceutical waste. The focus of our service is to help you achieve and maintain EPA and DOT compliance, meet the Joint Commision Standards, and reduce risk. The program includes waste characterization, staff training and education, implementation of service, transport and disposal of Rx waste, and ongoing support.

Environmental Benefits:

  • Keeps pharmaceuticals out of the water
  • 91 percent of reusable containers are reused
  • Based on a 24-month study in a 150-bed hospital, on average, 4.0 tons of plastic were diverted from landfills
Sharps Management Service Using Bio Systems Reusable Sharps Containers

847-943-6751

stericycle.com

Stericycle is the expert in providing safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective sharps management solutions to hundreds of major hospitals throughout the U.S. Stericycle provides more than just the collection and safe disposal of sharps containers. Bio Systems reusable containers are easy to use and reduce waste going to landfills. Our service specialists manage the process of container monitoring and disposal, mitigating the risk of sharps injuries due to overfull containers, and freeing up valuable time for health professionals.

Environmental Benefit: Sharps Management Service reduces waste and keeps plastic and corrugated out of hospitals’ waste streams. From inception, we estimate this program has helped hospitals keep more than 136 million containers out of landfills.

GPOs/Distributors: Amerinet, Consorta, HealthTrust, MedAssets, Novation, Quorum Health Reso

Sterilmed

Single-Use Medical Device Reprocessing and Recycling

Greening the OR Sponsor

763-488-3354

sterilmed.com

Sterilmed helps hospitals conserve health care resources and deliver maximum cost savings through safe, single-use device reprocessing. Sterilmed’s single-use device reprocessing and recycling services divert more than 6 million devices from landfills annually and have saved our customers nearly $94 million. Our reprocessing services are regulated by the FDA and have earned us an outstanding reputation for high quality.

Environmental Benefit: In 2012, Sterilmed clients diverted more than 3 million pounds of medical devices from landfills.

SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions

SteriMed System 15

855-STERIMED

sterimedsystems.com

The SYSTEMS 15 is a compact-size, portable, on-site medical waste treatment system. The compact size allows for it to be installed in soiled linen rooms or medical waste storage areas of hospitals, dialysis clinics, surgical centers, medical clinics, laboratories, and blood banks.

Environmental Benefit: SteriMed on-site medical waste treatment reduces your facility’s carbon footprint by eliminating the carbon emissions associated with off-site shipment and treatment of medical waste.

SteriMed System 70

855-STERIMED

sterimedsystems.com

SteriMed System 70 is a patented clean-air hybrid technology system for on-site medical waste treatment and destruction that can process regulated medical waste, including sharps, dialysis filters, pads, bandages, plastic tubing, tissues, organic materials, whole blood units, and glass and lab ware. Designed especially for easy installation and on-site use in hospitals, surgical centers, dialysis clinics, blood banks, laboratories, and other health care facilities that produce infectious or regulated medical waste.

Environmental Benefit: SteriMed on-site medical waste treatment reduces your facility’s carbon footprint by eliminating the carbon emissions associated with off-site shipment and treatment of medical waste.

STERIS Corporation

AMSCO® 400 Series Steam Sterilizers

steris.com/products

AMSCO 400 Series Small Steam Sterilizers are engineered to be compliant with current steam sterilization standards. The 20-inch sterilizer accommodates a 75-pound load, and the 16-inch models can sterilize a 50-pound load. They also accommodate loaner sets and larger bariatric and orthopedic devices. The AMSCO 400 Series Medium Steam Sterilizer is designed for performance in today’s SPD. It’s built to process 47 percent more instruments by weight. It safely sterilizes heat- and moisture-stable materials in packs up to 25 pounds. This allows you to efficiently handle high-volume sterilization and heavier trays.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Automatic start up/shut down conserves utilities when the sterilizer is not in use
  • Manufactured with recyclable materials
AMSCO® 5052 Single-Chamber Washer/Disinfector

steris.com/products

The AMSCO® 5052 Single-Chamber Washer/Disinfector is designed specifically for the fast-paced SPD, so it fits the needs for performance, schedule, and ease of use. The total coverage spray pattern provides cleaning and disinfection for the entire load while efficiently using water and utilities. The validated 25-minute cycle maximizes productivity and minimizes hands-on time so you can do more with less.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses 62 percent less water than previous-generation technology
  • High impingement spray arm technology uses water efficiently
  • Uses Ultra-Concentrate Chemistries to reduce chemistry consumption
AMSCO® C Series Certified Pre-owned Sterilizers

steris.com/products

The AMSCO C Certified Pre-owned Refurbished Sterilizer is the first refurbished sterilizer in the market to offer the latest technology in steam sterilization. It’s an economical option to meet the needs of today’s OR, bulk processing in Central Services, and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Quality versus cost is no longer a choice that has to be made. All pre-owned equipment is refurbished in an FDA-approved facility and then upgraded to the latest compliance, safety, and ease-of-use technology.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Refurbished sterilizers that meet all AAMI standards
  • Reuse of materials minimizes waste and resources
AMSCO® Evolution™ Steam Sterilizers

steris.com/products

The AMSCO Evolution Steam Sterilizer controls and display have undergone a dramatic redesign to improve efficiency and productivity. The displays are crystal clear, high-resolution, and have ethernet-enabled PC controls. AMSCO Evolution’s unique shape provides consistent quality and reliability beyond other chamber designs. Evolution’s strong, round form promotes even pressure and heat distribution within the chamber. It is also inherently efficient, with a fully jacketed chamber that minimizes condensation and maintains quality through every cycle.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Automatic start up/shut down conserves utilities when the sterilizer is not in use
  • Conserves 40 percent more water than previous models
  • The STERI-GREEN™ Water Conservation System reduces total water consumption to one gallon per cycle
AMSCO® Flexmatic® Scrub Station

steris.com/products

Amsco® Flexmatic Stainless Steel Scrub Sinks are designed in accordance with Underwriters Laboratories standards to meet all of your scrub sink needs. These durable sinks feature continuous welded compartments and coved corners constructed entirely of stainless steel for easy cleaning. Other features include timed scrubbing, an optional infrared sensor, hands-free operation, two faucet head options, and a unique eye-wash station attachment.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Complies with lead-free legislation
  • Uses mercury-free solder
  • Incorporates water conservation technology with an infrared sensor
AMSCO® Warming Cabinets

steris.com/products

AMSCO Warming Cabinets are designed to be more than just blanket warmers. They also store and warm sterile intravenous fluids (IV fluids) and surgical irrigation solutions, as well as other linens, to programmed digital temperature settings for patient applications. All of our warming cabinets are engineered to provide instant confirmation of temperature for each compartment with an LED readout, superior durable materials, flexible organization and storage, reliable heating with uniform and efficient heat transfer, and increased productivity with glass door option for visual access to supplies.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Features energy-efficient heating system for lower wattage and BTU consumption
  • Incorporates energy-efficient construction material for enhanced heat retention
  • Paperless documentation with digital data recorder to manage and store data
Caviwave™ Pro Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

steris.com/products

The Caviwave Pro offers cleaning options for everything from delicate ophthalmic instruments to heavy orthopedic sets to valuable daVinci® 8mm and 5mm EndoWrist® Instruments. The patented CaviClean Technology found in Caviwave™ Pro Ultrasonic Cleaning System is a simultaneous multi-frequency design that creates optimal ultrasonic action and noise reduction.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Recycles chamber water up to 10 cycles, minimizing water consumption
  • Manufactured with recyclable materials
  • Utilizes biodegradable cleaning chemistry
Harmony® LED & vLED Surgical Lighting and Visualization Systems

steris.com/products

Harmony LED & vLED Surgical Lighting and Visualization Systems optics provide best-in-class performance in terms of high illuminance, Color Rendering Index (CRI), rendition of deep reds (Rg), excellent shadow control, and longer lamp life (30 times more) and one-third less heat emission than halogen bulbs, while its HD-capable suspension renders virtually every image signal in stunning clarity. Modern lighting technology paired with traditional suspension, plus a variety of configurations and optional features and accessories, provides a unique high-quality system to meet your needs and budget.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses 34 percent less energy; lasts 30 times longer than halogen
  • Produces 33 percent less heat output compared to halogen, requiring less energy to cool the OR environment
  • Light housing, suspension, and controllers made from non-toxic, reusable materials
Harmony iQ® OR Integration Systems

steris.com/products

The Harmony iQ OR Integration System is an easy-to-use suite control panel to route images, video, audio, and data to any monitor, recording device, or remote location. It controls OR infrastructure: lights, music systems, and teleconferencing. It enables each imaging device to perform at its optimum level and deliver unrivaled image quality, including endoscopes, robotics, C-arms, PACS, and HD surgical cameras. We provide dependable expert planning, installation, and technical support to design and deliver precisely the OR integration system that best suits your needs and budget.

Environmental Benefit:

  • All monitors and electronics meet all ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Conserves energy by using hibernation mode and one-touch technology to power off all cameras and monitors
PATHOGON™ UV Disinfection System

steris.com/products

The PATHOGON UV Disinfection System is designed to enable automated disinfection of clean, dry, environmental room surfaces using germicidal UVC energy. After completion of the manual cleaning process, the PATHOGON UV Disinfection System can be employed to automatically deliver a calculated dose of germicidal UVC energy, which alters the DNA of aggressive pathogens to reduce or kill them. The process produces no ozone or secondary contaminants. Rooms can be re-occupied immediately after treatment.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses UVC energy to automatically disinfect environmental surfaces
  • Process does not produce any ozone or secondary contaminant
  • "Green tipped" lamps produce less mercury than standard fluorescent bulbs
Prolystica® Cleaning Chemistries

steris.com/products

Prolystica® Cleaning Chemistries is a full line of instrument reprocessing chemistries including point-of-use solutions, manual cleaning chemistries, automated washing chemistries, and descalers and neutralizing detergents.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • Packaging is 99-percent recyclable
  • Uses less chemistry per gallon of water than traditional chemistries
  • Innovative smaller packaging: less plastic, smaller footprint
  • Neutral pH enzymatics and detergents
RealView® Visual Workflow Management System

steris.com/products

RealView Visual Management Software is designed with the principle that your staff should never have to make a choice between documentation and patient care. Enabled by a Real Time Location System (RTLS) and the hospital’s EMR, it combines the patient’s real-time location information, scheduling information, and simple push-button inputs to create a complete view of the perioperative environment, with minimal data entry.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses low voltage Power Over Ethernet (POE) for its Real-Time Location System (RTLS) deployment of sensors
  • Recycles batteries for its wireless application
  • Offers paperless documentation
Reliance® EPS Endoscope Processing System

steris.com/products

The Reliance® EPS Endoscope Processing System offers a safe alternative to aldehydes in a validated system designed specifically for use in the GI Department. The system safely accelerates throughput with an easy-to-load, virtually connector-less dual scope automated processor. No more processing scopes in the same HLD solution two, three, or even 40 times, making it safer for the patient. It eliminates staff exposure hazards associated with toxic glutaraldehyde and other aldehyde-based HLD solutions by using a dry oxidizing chemistry.

Environmental Benefit:

  • The Reliance® DG Dry Germicide chemistry container is recyclable
  • Reliance DG chemistry use—dilution has a neutral pH and is safe to rinse down the drain
Reliance® Synergy™ Washer/Disinfector

steris.com/products

The Reliance Synergy Washer/Disinfector is designed to meet increasing reprocessing needs of hospital CSSDs and Ambulatory Surgery centers through improved efficiency and reduced utility consumption. Synergy introduces new washing systems technology to address key customer concerns such as shorter cycle times, reduced operational cost, environmental impact, increased throughput, and greater confidence in cycle outcomes.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses 62 percent less water than previous generation technology
  • High impingement spray arm technology uses water efficiently
  • Uses Ultra-Concentrate Chemistries to reduce chemistry consumption
Reliance® Vision™ Multi-Chamber Washer/Disinfector

steris.com/products

The Reliance Vision Multi-Chamber Washer/Disinfector is a total solution that delivers higher value and performance in a smaller footprint for a lower overall operational cost with less environmental impact. The automated multi-chamber system provides a larger capacity for maximum throughput and a comprehensive process with unprecedented performance.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses 13 percent less water consumption than previous technology
  • High impingement spray arm technology uses water efficiently
  • Uses Ultra-Concentrate Chemistries to reduce chemistry consumption
Reliance® Vision™ Single-Chamber Washer/Disinfector

steris.com/products

The Reliance Vision Single-Chamber Washer/Disinfector is a total integrated washing solution. It features the newest innovations in the single-chamber market by combining the latest technology with a groundbreaking design to provide maximum throughput and unparalleled performance. It processes high volumes of medical devices, utensils, and delicate instruments quickly, efficiently, and safely while being simple to operate and maintain.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses 72 percent less water than previous-generation technology
  • High impingement spray arm technology uses water efficiently
  • Uses Ultra-Concentrate Chemistries to reduce chemistry consumption
Revital-Ox® Enzymatic Detergents and Accessories

steris.com/products

Revital-Ox Enzymatic Detergents and Accessories is a range of endoscopy cleaning and disinfecting products that delivers peace of mind for hospitals, staff, and patients because of its palpable superiority. From pre-cleaning and transport through cleaning and disinfecting, Revital-Ox provides an effective, efficient, and environmentally thoughtful approach to cleaning valuable endoscopic equipment.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Packaging is 99-percent recyclable
  • Sponges contain 20 percent organic soy
  • Neutral pH enzymatic
Revital-Ox Resert® XL HLD High Level Disinfectant

steris.com/products

Revital-Ox Resert XL HLD is an oxidative chemistry, not an aldehyde. Its patented formula contains the active ingredient Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) at a reduced level of 2 percent. At this level, Revital-Ox Resert requires no special ventilation under normal use conditions and has no irritating odor. Best of all, Revital-Ox Resert only requires one rinse, for faster processing times in your AER and manual reprocessing areas. Revital-Ox Resert achieves microbial efficacy in just 8 minutes at 20°C, compared with 10 minutes or longer for other brands.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • Packaging is 99-percent recyclable
  • Passes aquatic toxicity standards
  • Natural ingredients break down to oxygen and water
  • No detoxification required for disposal

STERIS Surgical Tables: AMSCO® 3085 SP STERIS® 4085 STERIS® 5085 STERIS® 5085 SRT

steris.com/products

A superior operating table is the foundation for better patient outcomes. Versatile, easy to use, and built for today’s patients and procedures, there’s a solution for every operating room and budget with STERIS’s wide range of surgical tables.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Optional base cover constructed of highly recyclable thermoform polymer with proven durability and cleaning compatibility
  • Tables and accessories do not contain latex, mercury, PVC, or DEHP
STERIS V-PRO® maX Low Temperature Sterilization Systems

steris.com/products

STERIS V-PRO maX Low Temperature Sterilization Systems are above the curve in versatility and productivity. The system processes dual-channel surgical flexible endoscopes with the option of using a 35-minute Flexible Cycle, a 55-minute Lumen Cycle, or a 28-minute Non-Lumen Cycle. The chamber’s 136L usable space processes up to two times more Lumen devices per load than STERRAD 100NX and NX, and processes two Surgical Flexible Scopes or one Surgical Flexible Scope and non-lumened load up to 24 pounds.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Automatic standby mode conserves utilities when unit is not in use
  • Vaprox® HC Sterilant breaks down into water and oxygen
  • 15 cycles per sterilant cup minimizes waste
Streamline® Scrub Station

steris.com/products

Thermoformed Streamline scrub sinks are available in single- or dual-bay configurations to fit the space (and budgetary) needs of community hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The durable and easy-to-clean seamless basin has built-in antimicrobial protection. Other features include hands-free operation, two faucet head options, and a unique eye-wash station attachment.

Environmental Benefit: Made of recyclable thermoform polymer

SYSTEM 1E® Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System

steris.com/products

The SYSTEM 1E Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System is designed to improve the flow of the OR with minimal costly inventory and increased productivity, allowing maximum surgical procedures with reduced resources. In 23 minutes, you’re ready for the next procedure. Liquid chemical sterilization provides fast reprocessing for cleaned, reusable, immersible, and heat-sensitive critical and semi-critical devices. S40™ Sterilant Concentrate is a powerful liquid chemical sterilant that eliminates all microbial life. Its compact footprint makes it convenient and ideal for a variety of locations.

Environmental Benefit:

  • S40™ Sterilant Concentrate use—dilution has a neutral pH and rinses safely down the drain
  • S40™ Sterilant Concentrate outer cup is recyclable
  • 30-percent reduction in water consumption when compared to previous model
VaproQuip™ Decontamination Room

steris.com/products

The VaproQuip Decontamination Room is designed to enable decontamination of clean, dry, noncritical equipment, furniture, and environmental surfaces using STERIS’s VHP® Generator and Vaprox® 35% Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilant. The VaproQuip Decontamination Room is a landmark advance in health care environmental contamination control technology. When Vaprox Sterilant is applied in the sealed room as a low-temperature dry vapor, it is effective against a broad spectrum of biological organisms (spores, bacteria, viruses, and fungi), leaving no residue and no lingering odor.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Uses Vaprox® hydrogen peroxide sterilant, which breaks down into inert components consisting of water vapor and oxygen
  • Process does not produce any harmful byproducts or residue
Verify™ Bowie Dick Test Packs

steris.com/products

The VERIFY Bowie Dick Test Pack consists of a series of air removal and steam penetration barriers. A chemical indicator is located in the center of each pack. The test pack is placed into an empty steam sterilizer chamber and does not require a retaining device. During processing, steam must displace the air through the barrier material within the pack. A uniform change from yellow to blue/purple on the indicator sheet indicates that all the air was removed and replaced by steam. The advanced technology in our thermochromic ink formulation can aid in the detection of steam quality issues.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Manufactured without lead or other heavy metals and may be disposed of as regular waste
  • Composed of 95 percent recycled material
Vision® 1321/1327 Series Cart and Utensil Washer/Disinfector

steris.com/products

The Vision 1321/1327 Series Cart and Utensil Washer/Disinfector delivers maximum throughput and unparalleled performance because it is more productive, more intuitive, and more green. The unique Hexaclean spray pattern technology and the enhanced drying system allow a cycle to be completed in 10 minutes. The single-touch icon buttons are intuitive, and the washer features convenient record keeping capabilities.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Lowest water consumption per fill of any washer
  • Recycles 70 percent of water during each cycle (excludes instrument cycle)
  • 10-minute cycles reduce utility consumption
  • Uses Ultra Concentrate Chemistries to reduce chemistry consumption

Stryker Sustainability Solutions

Greening the OR Sponsor

Medical Device Reprocessing and Remanufacturing

888-888-3433

stryker.com/en-us/divisions/sustainability

Stryker Sustainability Solutions is a division of Stryker that leads the industry’s pursuit of more sustainable and responsible use of resources in health care. Stryker Sustainability Solutions provides advanced medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing services that deliver substantial supply-cost savings to leading health care organizations so hospitals can make a difference for the environment and use resources in the best way possible to deliver improved care.

Environmental Benefit: In 2012, Stryker Sustainability Solutions’ health care customers saved $242 million and diverted 7.6 million pounds of waste from our nation’s landfills.

Tibotec Therapeutics Division of Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. (Johnson & Johnson)

INTELENCE® (etravirine)

32-14-60-3639

intelence-info.com

INTELENCE (etravirine) 100 mg tablets are a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2008. INTELENCE is approved for treatment-experienced patients who have HIV strains that are resistant to an NNRTI and other HIV drugs. INTELENCE works by blocking HIV’s reverse transcriptase enzyme.

Environmental Benefit: The manufacturing process was changed to increase yield, reduce methylene chloride use 60 percent by recycling back into the process, and reduce spent waste solvents by 540,000L per year.

Velmed, Inc.

STOPPER Corner Protector

Greening the OR Sponsor

724-449-3200

velmedinc.com/stopper.html

The STOPPER brand Foot and Corner Shield (Corner Protector) prevents holes, rips, and tears in sterilization wraps from heavy and sharp corner surgical trays. The STOPPER is a multi-use reposable product that will not retain moisture or bottom out when placed on the bottom corners of a surgical tray. The products are lint- and residue-free. The STOPPER will reduce the amount and use of Blue Wrap. It also will reduce the amount of rapid processing of surgical trays or instruments that have been compromised with a hole, rip, or tear.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Reposable
  • Reduces Blue Wrap use
  • Recyclable with any type of plastics
  • The material is environmentally friendly and in compliance with regulations
  • Used in all types of sterilizers
  • Latex free
Stopper Edge Protector

velmedinc.com

724-449-3200

The Stopper Edge Protector will help prevent holes, rips, and tears along the horizontal edges and underneath surgical trays. In addition, the Edge Protector elevates the surgical tray off the sterile wrapping and allows for easier sliding of the tray. Elevation of the surgical tray allows for better air circulation for faster drying times and sterilant dispersion. The product can be used in steam, EtO, and plasma (Sterrad) sterilization and is a multi-use product. The Stopper Edge Protector can be cut to size and is very economical to use.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Latex- and PVC-free
  • Totally recyclable with any type of plastics
  • Does not contain any known added sources of lead, cadmium, mercury, or hexavalent chromium that exceed the maximum level permitted
  • Reduces the amount of Blue Wrap use

Vernacare

Vernacare System

800-268-2422

vernacare.com

Vernacare is an established world leader in providing environmentally responsible solutions for human waste disposal that improves infection control. Vernacare’s system combines biodegradable bedside products such as bedpans, urinals, and emesis basins made of bleach-free, post-consumer newsprint with a specially designed disposal unit. Our approach eliminates the hazardous task of rinsing over open sinks and toilets while eliminating plastic product usage, thereby reducing landfill deposits. This "closed" system provides an environmentally safe alternative for human waste disposal.

Environmental Benefit:

  • Made from 100-percent post-consumer newsprint
  • Utensils are bleach- and dye-free
  • Biodegradable, unlike plastic utensils

GPOs/Distributors: Premier, Broadlane, Novation, MedAssets, Health Trust Purchasing

Vistakon Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Johnson & Johnson)

ACUVUE® OASYS® Contact Lenses

904-443-3723

acuvue.com/products-oasys-family.htm

ACUVUE OASYS Brand Contact Lenses help improve vision.

Environmental Benefit: They contain SFI or FSC certified secondary packaging, 30 percent PCR secondary packaging, use 25 percent less primary packaging than leading brands, and changed manufacturing processes to reduce VOC emissions by 9 tons annually.

WHR Architects, Inc.

WHR Architects’ Sustainable Design Initiative (SDI)

713-852-3751

whrarchitects.com

WHR is committed to environmental awareness and is pleased to offer services for sustainable facility design. We believe sustainable design represents a greater commitment to the community and eco-region by investing in the health of the environment, population, and its resources. WHR has a large staff of LEED® Accredited Professionals and an in-house Sustainable Design Leader, which enables us to lead the detailed coordination of sustainable design and provide the most cost-effective, seamless, and efficient documentation process possible for all sustainable projects, including LEED projects.

Environmental Benefit: WHR projects are designed with AIA 2030 goals in mind, often to LEED standards, and incorporate the following benchmarks: site conservation, energy efficiency, water reduction, healthy materials, financial success, and social satisfaction.

Xenex Disinfection Services

Disinfection System

800-553-0069

xenex.com

Xenex’s patented pulse xenon UV room disinfection system is used for the advanced environmental cleaning of health care facilities. The Xenex system has been repeatedly shown to integrate smoothly into hospital cleaning operations because of its speed and ease of use. The Xenex mission is to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and spores in the patient environment that can cause hospital-acquired infections, and to become the new standard method for disinfection in health care facilities worldwide.

Environmental Benefit: Xenex uses xenon, a non-toxic method of disinfection.

GPOs/Distributors: HPG

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Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc (Johnson & Johnson)

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Kimberly-Clark

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B. Braun Medical

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Augustine Temperature Management

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Ortho-McNeil Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)

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Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Inc.

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Kimberly-Clark

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STERIS Corporation

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McNeil Nutritionals , LLC (Johnson & Johnson)

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Naturepedic

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Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch

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Grumman/Butkus Associates

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Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch

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In-Hospital Services and Staffing

BioPure Health

Healthy Buildings (Healthy Buildings International (HBI) and Healthy Buildings Solutions (HBS)

HHA Services

MedSpeed

Software Licensing Services & Software

Cimetrics

Sterile Processing, Sterilization, & High-Level Disinfection Products

BioPure Health

SUD Reprocessing Services

Sterilmed

Stryker Sustainability Solutions

Surplus Equipment, Auctions, Inventories, & Appraisals

Centurion Service Group

Training and Certification Services

Healthy Buildings (Healthy Buildings International (HBI) and Healthy Buildings Solutions (HBS)

Resource Recycling Systems, Inc.

Waste Treatment, Handling, Recycling, and Minimization Services

Centurion Service Group

GT Environmental, Inc.

Kessler Consulting Inc.

Kimberly-Clark

OSM Recycling, LLC

PCR America (Printer Cartridge Recycle)

Resource Recycling Systems, Inc.

Stericycle

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