Chicago, IL Medical Waste Disposal Savings

Practice Type Zip Code Projected Annual Savings
Women’s Health 60604 $17,317
Dialysis Center 60607 $21,746
Family Practice 60622 $6,000
Surgery Center 60610 $3,551
Pediatrics 60610 $3,343
Health Care Clinic 60608 $7,296

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Medical Waste Disposal Chicago, Illinois

The poet and writer Carl Sandburg called Chicago the “City of the Big Shoulders.” As with any poem, that line can be interpreted different ways, but most believe that Sandburg felt Chicago was brash, bold, and competitive, and indeed it is.

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Everyone in Chicago feels the city has the best something; sports, art, music, medicine. One thing Chicago is, it’s competitive. To keep up you have to be very, very good.

The practice of medicine in Chicago is known worldwide to be superior. The finest doctors, nurses, and hospitals make the quality of life in the Windy City very high indeed.

Medical office practice managers and hospital administrators must keep their facilities and staffs working smoothly and professionally.

One part of the medical community that few people give a lot of thought to is the medical waste industry. It’s not glamorous, but it’s vitally important to the success of any medical office, clinic, or hospital.

Selecting a medical waste disposal company in Chicago may involve reviewing several companies and their qualifications, but there are four critical criteria to examine:

    1. Cost – One of the most critical issues in medicine today is cost. Budgets are stretched to the limit, and a medical waste providers must be able to work with their clients to develop a plan that works for both sides of the relationship.Every component of the medical community has been pushed, pulled, and stretched into a far more prudent manner of handling finances. A professional and qualified medical waste company certainly understands this and will work with you to keep all phases of the waste process efficient. Every conceivable cost-cutting procedure should be examined and considered. Unfortunately, billing is a term that has become synonymous with pain in the medical community. It can be confusing for both doctor and patient, and your medical waste disposal company should not add to the misery. An all-in-one flat-rate invoice that covers everything is both appreciated and expected by most medical offices and hospitals and you should demand it from any prospective provider. The MedPro Commitment is that we will save you money while providing unsurpassed service.
    2. Service – There is nothing more important than service. It’s what keeps customers, and patients, coming back. Service must be high-quality and dependable. This is the MedPro Advantage. The MedPro Advantage means right-sized service. The right number of pick-ups at the right frequency means no headaches for you. MedPro has grown because its leadership has steered the organization along the proper path of building solid partnerships and they have followed a best-practices method of carrying out their responsibilities. A medical waste disposal company should have the resources to never disappoint you. Timely pickups, prompt re-supply of receptacles, proper transport and disposal of medical waste are not just expected, they are necessary. There is never any excuse for red bags to sit in an office when they should be already gone. A missed pick-up should never happen, but if it does it must be accompanied by a credit on your account.
    3. Experience – There is no way to gain experience…without experience. It takes time to understand all the different parts that make up the medical community as a whole, and the different specialties and requirements. An ophthalmologist has different medical waste needs than a doctor’s office specializing in internal medicine. Only experience can give a medical waste disposal company the ability to understand the differences.Knowing how much storage space, how often to pick up waste, all are best left to a company with broad experience. A medical waste disposal company’s staff should be regularly and rigorously trained in the latest techniques and safety procedures.
    4. Consultative Skills – A medical waste disposal company is more than a service provider. They are a partner in your success as a top-tier medical care provider. An ability to sit down with you and plan for the future is crucial to staying on course as the medical industry grows, and your practice or hospital grows.

In Chicago, Illinois, medical waste is subject to regulations enforced by the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The Agency uses the term Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (PIMW) to describe all the products your medical waste company will deal with, and knowledge of all the rules and regulations is absolutely mandatory. The Public Health is everyone’s highest priority.

Conclusion – Selecting a medical waste disposal company is a challenging task because the duties they are charged with are so critical. Service, experience, cost, and advisory abilities are the primary qualifications to review when making a selection.

Chicago, IL

The Windy City is close to home for MedPro. We may have expanded to 44 of the 50 states but our main office is in the Chicagoland area and we love our Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Chicago-style pizza and Italian beef sandwiches!

Chicago, IL Local Resources

Here are some local Chicago resources if you have any questions pertaining to Medical Waste Storage, Transportation and Disposal.

Chicago EPA

Environmental Protection Agency
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.epa.gov/ Environmental Protection Agency
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
312-353-2000

DOH Chicago, IL

Illinois Department of Health
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.idph.state.il.us/ Illinois Department of Health
122 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 814-2793

Chicagoland COC

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.chicagolandchamber.org/ Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
200 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 494-6700

Supply and Other Resources for Chicago

Here is a handy list of local supply and other resources we have gathered that you should find useful.

Chicago Medicine Disposal

Medicine Disposal Location
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/environmental_permitsregulation/news/2013/sep/more_pharmaceuticaldisposaldropboxesavailableinchicago.html Medicine Disposal Location
3151 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 746-8386

Department of Public Health

Chicago Department of Public Health
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph.html Chicago Department of Public Health
333 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 747-9884

Chicago HCCRF

Chicago Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/environmental_permitsregulation/svcs/household-chemicals---computer-recycling-facilitiy-overview.html Chicago Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N.North Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 744-5000