Standardization Reprocessing Services for Single Use Devices -- Stryker Sustainability

The Gen/Med Category Team has identified a savings opportunity with Stryker Sustainability for reprocessing services. The projected savings for CHI is $10M or 45% based upon local adoption of this program. This standardization moves reprocessing services away from Sterilmed, the current reprocessing vendor.

At Stryker Sustainability all devices are reprocessed in FDA regulated manufacturing facilities. Devices are disassembled and cleaned by highly trained staff. Device components are individually inspected and, depending on the device, may be replaced. Once rebuilt, each device is inspected and function tested based on validated processes and backed by a comprehensive quality system. Devices are then packaged, labeled and sterilized and quarantined before being shipped back to customers.

A representative from Stryker Sustainability will be conducting education in-services in all facilities. Please watch for dates and times to follow in the coming weeks.