Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions (SSS) is committed to leaving healthcare better than we found it. Since the Ascent acquisition in 2009, we have been changing the way healthcare thinks about “single-use” devices. A successful reprocessing program needs regular, disciplined collection pick-ups, fast product turnaround times, frequent staff in-services, clinical education, physician engagement/case support, routine savings reporting, highly visible and responsive account representation, and quarterly business review meetings. Our OnTrack team of sales reps, patient care specialists, service associates, corporate account managers, analysts, internal support teams, and their collective leadership is best positioned to deliver the best reprocessing results.
SSS understands consistent device performance is critical in gaining clinician confidence. We implemented the same quality system utilized at other Stryker divisions and have continued to push the boundaries of simulated-use performance testing and multi-point inspections. Today, over 3,000 hospitals in the US and abroad trust Stryker to reprocess their devices. We’ve delivered over time, and we believe consistent device quality and great customer service are the most important ingredients in a successful reprocessing program.
Redesigned for sustainability
As a next evolution of reprocessing, we launched our Redesigned for Sustainability platform in 2020. This takes a lifecycle approach to bringing new products to market and incorporates sustainable design into sourcing, packaging, component design, materials and chemicals, as well as manufacturing and waste solutions.
Redesigned for Sustainability was created to align with our customers sustainability initiatives like Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, harmful chemical reduction and waste reduction goals.
Products for the planet
To further our sustainability efforts, and drive stronger clinical staff engagement, we developed our Products for the Planet program which provides hospitals the opportunity to contribute to the restoration of National Forests by achieving annual collection goals for single-use devices.
Because of the efforts of our customers, we’ve been able to plant over more than 220,000 trees that have helped restore National Forests in Oregon, Arizona, West Virginia and Georgia.
Additionally, we have partnered with Tree Canada to expand our environmental reach.
There isn’t a one size fits all solution when it comes to sustainability, but we are proud of the progress we have made thus far and are excited to continually improve, evolve and learn with our customers.
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