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OR Excellence Awards 2016 - September 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 0 • 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 6 T here is so much waste in the OR that "it makes you sick to see it," says Betsy Crosby, RN, BSN, patient care manager at the Park Nicollet Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Louis Park, Minn. While ORs have many options at their disposal for going greener, Park Nicollet's efforts to limit its medical waste extend an additional benefit to the community, an extra step that has won them this year's OR Excellence Award for Environmental Stewardship. Awards Issue ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Greening Up Their Act Park Nicollet ASC's environmental efforts carry a community benefit. • DOING THEIR PART "It was shocking what we could recycle," says Betsy Crosby, RN, BSN. "Once we started, our staff was always asking, 'What about this?'" Park Nicollet ASC

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