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Better Handling Medical Waste in Healthcare - William Norton, Red Bag Solutions

William Norton from Red Bag Solutions, a solution provider company at the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2012, on the advantages of destroying medical waste onsite. Interview with: William Norton, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Red Bag Solutions
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Better Handling Medical Waste in HealthcareInterview with: William Norton, Co- The majority of hospitals have their The beauty of having a wasteFounder & Executive Vice President, waste collected and transported for management system onsite is thatRed Bag Solutions destruction instead of processing it waste can be destroyed and sterilized as directly onsite. This means that there soon as it is produced. If there is any are liability risks involved for type of epidemic within a community,“Similar to healthcare, the medical employees, patients and the community we can destroy the associated wastewaste industry is experiencing a along with the potential of spillage or immediately and avoid further harm.significant amount of change due to contaminated landfills, which is a long- This means that there are no by-consolidations, gas prices, regulations term environmental liability. products being stored that couldand competitive pressure,” says William potentially create infection controlNorton, Co-Founder & Executive Vice An enhanced medical waste concerns at the hospital and or otherPresident, Red Bag Solutions. As a management system would be located municipal location.result, hospitals are re-assessing their onsite. Through our technology, we aretreatment and compliance costs and are able to mitigate all short- and long-term Plastic items, including full sharpssearching for more sustainable on-site risks by destroying medical waste within containers, can be run separately andtreatment alternatives which will reduce the hospital. From an environmental recycled. This allows hospitals to reducecost, liability and regulatory concerns, standpoint, this reduces waste volume their carbon footprint as there are fewerhe adds. by 90 per cent, and what is sent to the trucks coming in and out to collect landfill is unrecognizable and sterile and waste, plus achieve sustainabilityAhead of the marcus evans National can be handled as ordinary municipal objectives now so important toHealthcare CXO Summit Spring trash. institutions.2012, in Hollywood, Florida, April26-28, Norton discusses waste What types of waste can bemanagement solutions and how to disposed?reduce the risk of patient infectionswithin the hospital.How can hospitals better handle Every type of hospital generated medical waste can be processed, such as contaminated packing, sharps There areinfectious medical waste and reducethe costs associated with it? containers, tubing, slides, test tubes, gowns, gloves, blood products, body fluids and plastics. In some states we additionalWhen it comes to the disposal ofmedical waste, many hospitals do notaccurately gauge their overall costs. An have the approval to process body parts. costsindependent study reported thathospitals focused on a stated price perpound noted in their contracts, but in Patient records, confidential documents and electronic media can also be disposed. We are able to reduce the associatedfact there are other expensecomponents, such as gas sur-charges,training support fees, red/autoclave volume and cut it up so finely that there is no readability. The document destruction process is NSA certified. withbags, transport containers, solidifiers,re-usable products, and many otherancillary costs that are often From a safety standpoint, what are the benefits of getting rid of waste medical risksoverlooked. onsite?
  • 2. About the National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2012 The marcus evans Summits This unique forum will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, group delivers peer-to-peer Florida, April 26-28, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or information on strategic matters, trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought professional trends and leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. breakthrough innovations. The Summit includes presentations on continually finding ways to maximize budgets, developing an accountable care organization and ensuring compliance for upcoming transformations of our healthcare system. Please note that the Summit is a Contact closed business event and the number of participants strictly Stacey Melvin, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Red Bag SolutionsRed Bag Solutions is an on-site medical waste manufacturing and service company providing the most sustainable, environmentallyfriendly and cost competitive technology on the market today. Its technology is globally disbursed since it converts RMW intosterile ordinary municipal trash in 30 minutes and reduces volume 90% with no odor.www.redbag.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsLong-Term Care CXO Summit - www.longtermcaresummit.comNational Healthcare CFO Summit - Healthcare CNO Summit - view the web version, please click here:

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