Washington DC Medical Waste Savings
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Named in honor of George Washington, the leader of the American Continental Army and one of the United States’ founding fathers, Washington, DC is the capital of the United States of America.
Keeping the metropolitan area of Washington, DC healthy, with its 6 million residents is a tough job, and the ones tasked with that job are George Washington University Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center, among others. Taking care of that amount of people creates extraordinary amounts of medical waste which must be disposed of properly, separate from the normal waste stream. That is where MedPro Disposal comes in, the country’s premier medical waste hauler.
Medical waste differs from normal waste in the fact that it is usually contaminated with pathogens and other infectious material. Used sharps, IV bags, soaked gauze bandages, and many other things used on patients can be classified as medical waste. All of these materials need to be disposed of properly in a medical waste container immediately after use, in order to minimize the risk of contamination to sterile environments, which, according to the CDC, resulted in 17 million cases of infection in hospitals during 2011. If an individual were to come in contact with a used sharps needle, it could lead to the transmission of blood-borne pathogens which can have life-altering effects on an individual.
At MedPro Disposal, we consistently strive to save our customers between 20 and 40% compared to their current medical waste haulers; savings that can then be passed on to what matters: their patients. Our pricing is based on simple measures, only the frequency of pickup and the amount of waste being picked up. There are no hidden fees for anything, the price you see is the price you pay.
Along with medical waste disposal, MedPro Disposal also offers a pharmaceutical mail-back program for expired and unused medications, as well as OSHA compliance training. Our pharmaceutical mail-back program is designed for simplicity. We mail your practice a 2.5 gallon bucket that you fill as needed with old or unused medications. Once that bucket becomes full, you simply attach the pre-paid label that we provide, and the bucket is mailed from Washington, DC to our closest disposal facility. Your facility is then supplied with a new bucket to begin filling up again!
For OSHA compliance in the Washington, DC area, MedPro Disposal offers a robust, simple to use online portal that allows an entire workforce to be trained at individual paces, eliminating the need for an outside consultant to come in and train the whole workforce, taking away valuable work hours. The online portal also allows administrator access for checking individual progress, and assigning job-specific tests. On top of that, all employees’ certificates of completion are stored in the online database for easy retrieval should your facility ever be OSHA audited.
Medical costs are consistently rising across the country, and Washington, DC is no exception. Let MedPro Disposal take care of your RMW, pharmaceutical disposal, and OSHA compliance needs, all while putting your hard earned money back in your pocket.
About Washington, DC:
The centers of all three branches of the US federal government reside in Washington, DC, including the Supreme Court, Congress, and of course, the President.
In Washington, DC, tourism is the areas second largest industry, accounting for an estimated contribution of $4.8 billion to the local economy yearly. Tourists from all around the world and US come to visit the historic monuments in the capital area, including the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument, among others.
A popular attraction for tourists is the Smithsonian Institute along with its many museums including the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History.
Interestingly, six of the top ten buildings in the American Institute of Architects’ 2007 favorite architecture ratings are located in the District of Columbia. Some notable mentions from the rankings include the White House, the Washington National Cathedral, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the United States Capitol building.