What is reprocessing?
Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions (SSS) is the leading provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services for single-use medical devices.
Reprocessing of single-use medical devices (SUDs) is the practice of inspecting, cleaning, function testing, sterilizing and packaging so that they can be clinically and safely used again.
Hospitals can monitor how many devices we have collected from them on our extranet. Based on this, they order what they need from reprocessed inventories, before they order devices from the original manufacturer – this decreases purchasing costs.
Devices are shipped in original manufacturer case quantities to hospitals in clearly marked boxes and placed in the supply room next to original manufacturer devices. When pulling devices for cases, most of our customers pull reprocessed devices before selecting new ones so they can realize critical savings.
Reprocessing and remanufacturing are some of the most impactful sustainability initiatives in use at US hospitals.
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and ambulatory surgery centers throughout North America
in the Practice Greenhealth “Greening the OR” initiative and the Total Cost of Ownership tool
by Premier (2012), MedAssets (2010), VHA (2010), UHC (2009) and Novation (2013)
of the 2016 US News & World Report “Honor Roll” hospitals
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