County Hospital District
The Hospital District is a public hospital serving the citizens of North Texas. The System is comprised of a hospital and 7 clinics. The hospital, a 968 licensed bed facility consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the United States, is the primary teaching hospital for the major medical and research facility, is a Level I trauma center, and has a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. It is the busiest maternity hospital in the USA and second busiest in the world, and has the second largest regional burn center in the USA.
Treatment System Installation:
Micro-Waste®sold and installed an ABB Sanitec, Inc. Microwave Disinfection Unit (MDU), Model HG-A-250S, under a contract with a commercial medical waste treatment company in 1992. The unit was used by the Hospital District for 3 years and processed an estimated 6,900,000 pounds of regulated medical waste. The system was removed in 1996 upon termination of the contract. This system provided a reported savings of over $650,000 at a total operating cost of approximately 16¢ per pound.
Micro-Waste®installed a second Microwave Disinfection Unit (MDU), Model HG-A-250S, manufactured by Sanitec, Inc., in 1997. This system is owned and maintained by Micro-Waste Corporation®, and is used by the Hospital District under a long-term fee-for-service agreement. This system has processed over 19,600,000 pounds of regulated medical waste. The cost to the Hospital District is currently calculated to be less than 12¢ per pound, substantially less than typical commercial medical waste treatment costs of 20 to 30¢ per pound.
The system installation at the Hospital District was a Finalist in the Clean Texas 2000 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.
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