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

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and tossing it in the trash, why not follow the lead of Memorial Hermann Surgery Center in The Woodlands, Texas, the winner of the 2018 OR Excellence Award for Environmental Stewardship? The staff at Memorial Hermann are so driven to reuse blue wrap that they're even finding ways to use it outside the workplace. Mary Chiasson, RN, the director of nursing, shares a few clever examples: as a drop cloth when you're painting, to wipe windows (it doesn't leave behind lint) and to wrap breakables (it's very pliable, soft and it doesn't stain your hands like newspaper). "I just took a garbage-bag full of it home to have on hand," says Ms. Chiasson, who wraps it around some of the smaller plants in her yard on chilly nights. "Last year, during Hurricane Harvey, a few of our 8 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • HOLD THIS The OR team places specimens on blue wrap. Mary L. Chiasson, RN • BLUE PERIOD Blue wraps make a great drop cloth when painting. Mary L. Chiasson, RN

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