Miami, Florida Medical Waste Disposal Services
MedPro Disposal offers medical waste disposal, infectious sharps waste management, OSHA compliance training including bloodborne pathogens training and certification, and HIPAA-compliance document shredding and data destruction services. MedPro Disposal keeps your practice safe and compliant so you can focus on what matters most, your patients.
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Work with MedPro Disposal to determine your first pickup date. We’ll confirm your office hours and provide convenient options for medical waste and sharps pickup.
Complete a compliance survey. After we get to know your requirements, we’ll send you a survey to identify any areas that need to be brought up to OSHA standards.
All three steps occur at no additional cost to your practice. You’re on your way to safe, affordable, compliant medical waste removal!
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Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. The 42nd largest city proper in the United States, with a population of 419,777, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States after Washington, D.C. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami’s metro area is the eighth most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the United States, with a population of around 5.5 million.
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Medical Waste Disposal Miami, FL
Miami has the largest number of international banks in the United States, is the Cruise Ship Capital of the World, and is served by many top-tier hospitals including Jackson Memorial/University of Miami, Baptist Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. The University of Miami Medical School has a tremendously powerful influence on the medical community in Miami and residents of the region are fortunate to have access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world.
The community of hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, and support industries in Miami all come together as a team to coordinate resources and work towards common goals. One of those goals is the respect for and safe handling of a common by product, medical waste. Medical waste, also known as biomedical waste and biohazardous waste includes needles, bandages, tubing, or any item that has come in contact with bodily fluids or tissues. These items may be infectious and must be handled with extreme care by trained personnel.
MedPro Waste Disposal is a licensed and insured medical waste disposal service provider operating in 44 states. We proudly carry a reputation for safety, efficiency, and very competitive prices in all the markets we serve, including Miami.
In the State of Florida, The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection work together to regulate medical waste because of its potential to harm both humans and the environment.
Medical Waste Management in Miami Florida
Over 38,000 facilities in Florida generate biomedical waste. These include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, funeral homes, dentists, veterinarians, physicians, and others. The objective of the biomedical waste program is to protect health care workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste.
These rules and regulations must be rigidly adhered to, and there is no room for compromise. The public’s health must always remain first and foremost. Infectious waste, including needles, has been known to spread diseases as deadly as Ebola.
The past several years have seen dynamic change in the healthcare community, most in the area of compliance, insurance requirements, and government involvement with healthcare. Hospitals and doctor’s offices are stretched in the areas of budgets and labor, and they have asked us an industry leader to create solutions that will lower costs and increase efficiency.
We have responded with what we call the MedPro Advantage.
This is a bundle of benefits every MedPro customer receives and they include:
Lower Costs: MedPro has worked hard to research and implement better ways to coordinate the collection and transportation of medical waste. Because of our nationwide presence we are often able to schedule pick-ups for several facilities in the same area for the same day. This saves time, labor, and fuel, and we pass those savings on to our customers.
Our service plans are based on “right-sized” service which also saves money. We listen to our customers when they tell us how many pick-ups they need and we build a plan based around those needs. A MedPro customer will never be charged for a pick-up that is not needed.
Training and Compliance: A very large area of concern, as healthcare facilities as well as medical waste disposal service providers are subject to frequent inspections. We all want patients, staff, and the public to be 100% safe.
MedPro has built the most comprehensive and effective online education, training, and certification platform in the industry for our customers to access: the MedPro Online Safety Compliance Portal. This amazing tool has dozens of functions including:
- HazCom, HIPPA, and BBP Training
- Online Safety Audits
- Online Safety Plans – including fire prevention and exposure control
- ICD9 to ICD10 conversion tool
Simplified Invoicing: MedPro invoices are based on a one-flat-fee with no surprise fees or added charges. Our customers asked for less paperwork, and we delivered.
Lower Risk: There is a peace-of-mind that comes with carrying a large amount of insurance. MedPro has always maintained very high coverage, which is good for everyone.
Miami is a vibrant city with an incredible rate of growth, and the healthcare industry deals with new challenges every day. MedPro is proud to be an important part of the team in south Florida, keeping our partners in the loop with added-value benefits like posters and printed material to remind employees about safety protocols.
The first step towards getting to know MedPro is to ask for a price quote. Many medical professionals are very happy to learn they will save a lot of money with MedPro. Calling 888-641-6131 will put you in touch with a helpful member of our sales team for a fast quote.
Efficient Policy, Sanitation, and Waste Management – Key to Miami’s Reduced Risk Environment
The relationship between the health economy and financial sector is one that is mutualistic. Every year, the billions of dollars are funneled into biotechnological research and health insurance. As of 2018, the total amount of private health insurance that was written cost about $919.6 billion; and government investment on medical research alone is at around $41.7 billion. There is no denying that there is a critical link between lives and money.
Miami, Florida is known for two things: a booming healthcare and financial service sector.
The Commercial Hub of Sunny Florida
Miami is the capital of Florida, as well as its economic and financial center. Home to 6.1 million people, the city boasts a beachside location that has become a popular tourist destination and a signature of Miami’s landscape.
Located in South Florida as the artificial barrier island situated in the shores of Biscayne Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Miami is one of the best places for dermatology and other cosmetic procedures and more. Here’s a quick list of the best clinics in Miami Florida:
- Onix Home Botox
- Miami Skin Spa
- Miami Center for Dermatology
- Mango clinic
- Meridian MedSpa
- AZURI Medical Aesthetics & Rejuvenation Center
- The biostation
- Careaga Plastic Surgery
Miami’s Financial Sector
Downtown Miami is the commercial district of Miami, and the heart of the city as well. The district is home to the city’s financial sector: housing major national and international banks and several influential financial institutions. Brickell, a neighborhood in Downtown Miami has been a growing financial district starting from the late 80s.
Primarily deriving its income from Latin America, the neighborhood has housed about 53 banks and the bustling industries (real estate, finance, and insurance) within the neighborhood comprises 17% of the jobs in the zip code. Some of these companies are:
- Bessemer Trust
- Navy Federal Credit Union
- Wells Fargo Bank
Because of the district’s close financial relationships with international institutions, a number of foreign consulates reside in the city as well. In fact, the neighborhood houses most of the foreign consulates within the state; representing countries such as: Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, etc.
Leader In Biotechnological Research
Similar to Houston, Texas, Miami also boasts a robust medical district that is widely known as the Civic Center. This district has a saturation of hospitals, specialty clinics, and medical and research institutions which mostly specialize in the biotechnological industry.
Some of these research institutes deal with highly specialized yet lucrative research. For instance, the UM Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute is constantly seeking for new methods to apply stem cell research. Meanwhile, the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics is furthering the exploration of the genetic branch of biology.
It is worth noting that John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics was named after a hedge fund owner, John Hussman. This is symbolic of the aforementioned relationship between the financial sector and the healthcare industry.
Some incredibly niche and specialized research, while still government-funded, thrive on private investment. Miami thrives on the positive relationship between those two industries.
A booming research industry isn’t without its trickle-down benefits.
Low Risk Environment
In the Global Health Security Index, one of the metrics that guarantees security in healthcare is a location/country’s Risk Environment. This assesses the overall risk environment, which is the location’s vulnerability to biological threats. These are outbreaks that come from either accidental or natural occurrences that come from special and pathogenic infectious toxins or agents.
In USNEWS that is a site that gathers information regarding the overall health of a community, the Miami-Dade county scored close to the overall American average in most of the categories like life expectancy, health conditions, etc. However, the city scored significantly low as compared to other cities when it came to the category of Toxic Release Index Score. This implies that there is a low health risk in Miami from exposure to toxic chemicals.
This is extremely believable, as efforts are seen by research institutes to keep the environment significantly less hazardous than it originally should be.
Cities with a robust healthcare and research industry often generate tons and tons of toxic medical waste on a daily basis, especially for the second largest medical complex in the country like Miami, Florida.
These efforts are a lot similar to the research initiative by students from University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine where they suggest that:
“…hospitals across the state save millions of dollars through these needle exchange programs because they avoid the spread of infectious diseases and because, usually, users are uninsured and need lengthy hospital stays to heal from severe infections.”
Even then, it isn’t merely the city’s imitative-rich institutions that lowers its overall risk environment. A critical aspect of it too is a proper medical waste management system.
Sanitation & Waste Management
Healthcare facilities generate a lot of waste and they can be categorized in three categories:
- Sharps (needles, syringes, lancets, infusion sets, Epi pens, insulin pens, scalpels, scissors, etc.)
- Liquid Waste (blood, bodily fluid, etc.)
- Solid Waste (Non-sharp items contaminated with any bodily fluids or biological material. For example: gloves, pipettes, towels, etc.)
These are the wastes that healthcare facilities have to keep out. In order for the Civic Center to maintain the low risk of contamination that it already has, healthcare facilities have to scout for waste disposal services that are compliant with OSHA and HIPAA guidelines.
Miami, FL Local Resources
Dade County Medical Association
Dade County Medical Association
1501 N.W. North River Drive Miami, FL 33125
Miami-Dade County Health Department
Miami-Dade County Health Department
1725 N.W. 167th Street Miami, FL 33056
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
1601 Biscayne Boulevard Ballroom Level Miami, FL 33123-1260
Supply and Other Resources for Miami
300 Alhambra Cir, Coral Gables, FL Miami, FL 33134
Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami-Dade Police Department
5975 Miami Lakes Drive East Miami, FL 33014
City Of Miami
City Of Miami
3500 Pan American Drive Miami, FL 33133
Miami Little-Known Facts
In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami “America’s Cleanest City”, for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world’s fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power.
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Methods of Miami Medical Waste Disposal
On-site Medical Waste Collection
Package medical waste on-site, then leave it for collection by a medical waste disposal company.
Mailback Waste Disposal
Properly package and label the sharps, then send the biohazardous waste safely through the mail for disposal.