Reprocessing Saves Money

November 8, 2010

 

Mercy registered nurse Paul Fuzy places a device
  used during surgeries into a reprocessing bin.
Reprocessing has saved Mercy an estimated $1
million and more than 40,000 tons of landfill space.

Mercy makes headlines in national publication recognizing Mercy as a global leader in supply chain innovation.

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Integrating medical devices into operations proves helpful

Authored by: Will Probst

Hospital CEOs and healthcare executives are facing increased pressure to contain costs and streamline supply chains because of limited resources and healthcare reform changes.

Many hospitals have found success by integrating reprocessed ‘single-use’ devices (SUDs) into their existing operations models to drive product utilization through automated systems. In fact, reprocessing programs are currently employed by more than 50 percent of all U.S. hospitals, and more than half of the U.S. News & World Report “Honor Roll” hospitals.

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