Beaumont Health System Royal Oak Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., worked with suppliers to reduce waste from the operating room by evaluating the use of reusable as alternatives to disposable surgical instruments.
In 2013 Beaumont received a Partner for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care membership community. Today Beaumont is a leader in sustainable health care in Michigan.
The hospital worked with Surgitech and Aesculap, Inc., to try a new reusable trocar as an alternative to traditional, single-use disposable trocars. They looked at the doctor satisfaction, waste reduction, return on investment, and cost savings — taking into consideration the total cost of ownership — as key factors.