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OR Excellence Awards - September 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 5 E ach year, operating rooms gener- ate hundreds of millions of pounds of blue wrap, which is often sent to landfills for a most improper burial. What to do with all that polypropylene plastic your facility pro- duces? Instead of crumpling up your blue wrap ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Memorial Hermann Surgery Center | The Woodlands, Texas Blue Is the New Green The team at Memorial Hermann Surgery Center has found many innovative uses for blue wrap — both in and out of the OR. Jeannette Sabatini | Associate Editor • FINDING PURPOSE Memorial Hermann Surgery Center staff reuse blue wrap to catch runover prep. Mary L. Chiasson, RN • GENTLY USED Alyssa Pytel, CST, places a stapler into a single-use device reprocessing collection bin. Mary L. Chiasson, RN OR Excellence Award Winner

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