UK Healthcare Receives Environmental Excellence Award for Exceptional Commitment to Healthcare Sustainability

UK HealthCare is proud to announce it has received the Environmental Excellence Award from Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division. This designation is reserved for select hospitals that demonstrate outstanding leadership in healthcare sustainability and overall hospital quality through single-use device (SUD) reprocessing. 

In 2021, UK HealthCare’s reprocessing program successfully diverted 13,418 pounds of medical waste from landfills while reducing its supply costs. The financial savings allow additional funds to be redirected into key patient care initiatives.

“Stryker is pleased to honor UK HealthCare’s continued dedication to achieving both environmental and financial sustainability,” said Brian White, president of Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division. “With a heightened focus on improving value in today’s healthcare environment, UK leads by example with their commitment to sustainability initiatives that reduce costs and optimize resources in order to support quality care.”

Leading hospitals across the nation are continuing to pursue initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of healthcare delivery. Among these initiatives, SUD reprocessing stands out as an environmental practice that not only dramatically reduces the amount of medical waste, but at the same time frees significant resources for the hospital – all without capital investment.

UK HealthCare is in the distinguished company of other leading hospitals that are implementing reprocessing programs. In fact, reprocessing programs are currently employed by nearly all of the U.S. News & World Report “Honor Roll” hospitals.

UK HealthCare has partnered with Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division, the nation’s leading reprocessor of medical devices, on its reprocessing programs since 2001.

Courtney Coots

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