Located in Lehigh County, Allentown is among the top 250 largest cities nationwide. Just six years’ prior, the city had a total population of roughly 118,032 residents. To this day, Allentown is the fastest growing hub in all of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Allentown natives celebrated 250 years of foundation. Allentown was founded in 1762.
Sitting just 50 miles from Philadelphia, or “Philly”, 90 miles from the capital Harrisburg, and a short 90 miles west of the city that never slows down, New York City.
Allentown made national headlines when being cited as a “national success story”. In recent months, Allentown launched a redevelopment and transformation project to rebuild the downtown community. Only six communities nationwide have ever been cited in this manner.
Whether you choose to go see the Allentown Symphony Orchestra fascinate the audience with their incredible ensembles, or find your way to Coca-Cola Park to catch the triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs hit the field, Allentown has more than enough entertainment to bring to the table.
It doesn’t take a professional to realize that when major hospitals reside in booming cities such as Allentown, medical waste is generated fast and in great quantities. Whether you find yourself in Lehigh Valley Hospital, or in Good Shepherd Rehab Hospital, medical waste is in every different corridor in each facility.
This is why MedPro Disposal came to help. This generated medical waste cannot be disposed of like any old trash. Issues arise when this takes place. To catch you up to speed, medical waste disposal is not as easy as you may think.
Medical waste is classified as any item that comes in contact with bodily fluids. Digging in deeper, it is any solidified waste that is generated when diagnosing, treating, as well as immunizing a patient. Procedures in the past did not take the precautions that were needed. Without disposing of medical waste properly, such as the way it was taken care of many years ago, caused significant spread of disease and virus, which very well could’ve caused an outbreak.
If say a patient were to come in contact with biohazardous waste, blood-borne infection more likely than not will occur. Our job is simply to provide your facility a service to keep this from happening. Your sole worry should be on your patients.
Today, MedPro offers the red biohazard containers and bags seen in many hospitals and doctors’ offices. These bins serve a valuable purpose in insulating sharps, needles, IV’s, even gauze and surgical gloves.
MedPro Disposal is human just like you, and everyone gets sick and needs health care. Keeping your practice up to the highest standard in regards to safety and education is our primary goal.
OSHA Compliance training is one of our services we offer in order to assure your practice remain up to date with the latest guidelines and expectations in order to continuously pass inspection, and work to eliminate improper medical waste handling.
OSHA estimated that 5.6 million professionals in the healthcare field handle medical waste day in and day out. In using the online portal, each faculty member that needs the training is given their own sign in. From there it is their task to go through the modules, educate themselves on the procedures to follow, all in all learning what could happen if they were to take the wrong steps in handling these generated wastes. In the end, your faculty will be well educated on the topic, all the while going into their daily work feeling safe and confident in what they are doing.
Other services we offer can be anywhere from Pharmaceutical disposal to Sharps disposal. Our Pharma program is very simple. This is the solution to your unwanted and non-creditable medications. Whether it is OTC or Rx pharmaceuticals, or controlled medications, our pharmaceutical bin keeps harmful medications from causing any sort of mishandling.
It’s a very easy procedure. Once you sign up, we ship the supplies to you. The bucket gets filled, you package it up with the prepaid shipping label, and send it right back to us. You order a UPS pickup that will get the bucket in our hands. From there, the rest is in our hands. We do all of the heavy lifting.
Along with the simple and easy Pharmaceutical Disposal, our Sharps Disposal isn’t very difficult either. The FDA recommends you follow two steps in order to properly dispose your medical sharps. Place all of your needles and sharps in the verified container immediately after use. Also, never overfill the containers. This increases risk of injury, so when you get 75% full, follow the community guidelines and get rid of the container. It’s time for a replacement at that point in time.
MedPro is extremely confident in our ability to provide your facility proper disposal, for a portion of the cost. Our customers on average see significant savings from their current spend, ranging anywhere from 20% to upwards of 40%. That is just on the average, plenty of customers have seen even greater savings. We are your fancy garbage men. Our mission is to handle your medical waste, a required service. At day’s end, we want to get you back to your patients.