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HackensackUMC Honored with Healthy Hospital Award for Leadership in Smart Resource Management

May 30, 2012 10:42 AM


HackensackUMC is proud to announce it has received a Healthy Hospital Award from Stryker Sustainability Solutions, signifying its commitment to sustainable healthcare. The “healthy hospital” designation is reserved for select hospitals that demonstrate exceptional commitment to healthcare sustainability and quality through the employment of medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing programs.

In 2011, HackensackUMC’s reprocessing program reduced its supply costs by $367,141, allowing the hospital administration to redirect the savings to key initiatives that support patient care. In addition, 13,030pounds of medical waste was diverted from local landfills. 

Pictured from left to right:  Marybel Zapotosky, cap coordinator, Laparoscopic General/Minimally Invasive Surgery, HackensackUMC; Vince Lanzano, Stryker Sustainability account representative; Joshua Binn, manager, Perioperative Materials and Support Services, HackensackUMC; Barbara Zanetto, cap coordinator, Orthopedics, HackensackUMC; Therese Palazzo; administrative director, Inpatient Perioperative Services, HackensackUMC.



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