May 04, 2022
Riverside, CA – Riverside Community Hospital is focused on growing our sustainability programs to reduce the environmental footprint of our delivery of care.
One of the most impactful initiatives we are pursuing is the reprocessing and remanufacturing of single-use medical devices. This allows us to recycle and reuse single-use medical devices that would otherwise end up in landfills. Participating in this program will enable us to divert much of our hospital waste away from local landfills. Our reprocessing partner, Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division, collect the devices from our facility and then inspect, clean, function test, sterilize and package them for safe reuse by following strict FDA guidelines.
Because of our strong waste diversion 2021, Riverside Community Hospital was awarded the Bronze Environmental Excellence Award which designates our facility diverted 10,050lbs of waste during the year.
“Thank you to all our staff who make this program such a success and allow Riverside Community Hospital to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Jackie Van Blaricum, Chief Executive Officer at Riverside Community Hospital.
Several Riverside Community Hospital team members were critical in obtaining this accolade, including Taya Porter, RN, Clinical Resource Director, Savaria Stuart, OR Materials Manager, Nick Johnson, Vice President Surgical Services and Sonia Maldonado, Lead Supply Chain OR Tech.
Riverside Community Hospital receives Environmental Excellence Award. From L to R, Nick Johnson, Vice President Surgical Services, Chris Gooden, Stryker, Taya Porter, RN, Clinical Resource Director, Nathan Javadi, Stryker and Jackie Van Blaricum, President & CEO.