Acquisition broadens Stryker’s reprocessed single-use device portfolio to help deliver additional savings to hospitals and health systems

Tempe, Arizona, USA – May 1, 2018 – Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division announced today the completion of its acquisition of Hygia Health Services.  Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Hygia focuses exclusively on reprocessing patient care single-use devices (SUDs) in the U.S.  This acquisition will allow Stryker to better serve customers as a premier provider of sustainability solutions in the global healthcare market.

“In line with our commitment to help hospitals and health systems increase the value their SUD reprocessing programs deliver, this acquisition will enhance our ability to deliver savings to our customers,” said Brian White, President, Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division. “Furthermore, our broader product portfolio will help customers elevate their sustainability goals and set a higher bar for sustainable healthcare delivery.”

Stryker helped its nearly 3,000 SUD reprocessing customers collectively save $326 million in supply costs and divert 13.4 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2017.

Stryker and Hygia have successfully partnered since 2015 to reprocess SUDs and the acquisition further solidifies this partnership. Hygia’s product portfolio, including air transfer mattresses, fall alarms, ECG leads, cerebral-somatic sensors and infusor bags, will broaden Stryker’s reprocessing offering.

About Stryker
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com.

About Sustainability Solutions
Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division is the leading provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services for medical devices. For more information about Stryker’s commitment to the smart, sustainable delivery of healthcare, visit sustainability.stryker.com.

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