Archive Going Green 2009

11 Bright Ideas to Turn Your ORs Green

Environmentally sound practices you can apply at your facility today.

Outpatient Surgery Editors


The surgical services department is one of the largest generators of waste in a hospital. And as the number of cases pile up at ambulatory surgical centers, so does the waste. Even a minor case like an abscess drainage can leave the trash cans overflowing with non-contaminated waste. Here are 11 waste minimization and energy conservation initiatives your colleagues have embraced that can have a considerable impact on your bottom line and soften the environmental footprint your facility leaves on your community.

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