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Surgery is not a green industry. Surgeons and healthcare professionals across the U.S. are implementing simple, genius solutions to change that.

U.S. hospitals alone are responsible for more than 4.6 billion pounds of waste each year1. Simple changes in our ORs can minimize environmental impact; reduce environmentally caused disease; and save hospitals money -- as much as $15 billion over the next 10 years2!

  • Kaiser Foundation Medical Center in San Diego reduces single-use devices and repurposes unexpired medical equipment to ORs in the developing world.
  • Carolinas Medical Center decreases red bag waste by 75% and conserves 2.7M liters of water per year by using alcohol-based scrub.

Learn about more green strategies from the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons in “Strategies for sustainability: Going green in the OR”

Read more here:

  1. Kaiser Permanente, “Excerpts from Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet.”
  2. The Advisory Board Company, “The Health Care Sustainability Initiative.”

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Introducing the Everyday Genius Insights Newsletter: Volume 1

Here you will find clinical, industry and managerial insights from your peers, thought leaders and media sources.

In this issue:

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