County Hospital District
The largest public hospital district in Texas is comprised of three hospitals and 12 community health centers, 3 specialty centers, and 8 school-based clinics. The main hospital, a 650 licensed bed facility located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, is a Level I trauma center and one of the busiest trauma centers in the US. It is also a teaching hospital for a college of medicine.
Treatment System Installation:
Micro-Waste purchased the standard components for an ABB Sanitec, Inc. Microwave Disinfection Unit, Model HG-A-250, and had them configured into a mobile system. This mobile system was sold to the hospital district in 1993, placed in operation in April 1994, and is the only mobile ABB Sanitec, Inc. system owned and operated by a healthcare facility. The mobile system, permitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), had been used for up to 20 hours per day, 7 days per week, driven daily between the two main hospitals for processing the regulated medical waste (RMW) from the facilities. The RMW from the other hospital district facilities was transported by the hospital district's transportation department, under a registration by the TCEQ, to the hospitals for treatment as allowed by Texas regulations. Under special permission of the TCEQ, the system was also used to treat RMW generated at the Astrodome by the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina.
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