Colorado Medical Waste proudly announces the owner and CEO Beverly Hanstrom has been named Denver Business Journal’s 2016 Outstanding Women In Business winner in the small business category.
The medical waste disposal company continues to make advances in the industry and feels this award demonstrates the community’s recognition of their commitment to their customers and the environment. The Denver Business Journal recognizes women in 13 categories. Nominees are judged on their professional accomplishments, their leadership in the community, innovation and entrepreneurship.
This is only one of many ways Colorado Medical Waste has been recognized. The company was recently featured in ColoradoBiz magazine. In addition, it was named a Colorado Companies to Watch winner just a few short months ago, and the latest award is one the company is especially proud of.
Medical Waste Management for the 21st Century
“We are thrilled to be honored in this manner and are proud of our work to move the medical waste industry into the 21st century. With our introduction of ozone processing to the state in March 2014, we turn medical waste into confetti in our Aurora facility. This reduces waste volume by 90 percent and no emissions are produced during the process,” Hanstrom explains.
Medical waste comes in many forms, including blood-soaked bandages, bodily organs removed from a patient, surgical gloves, surgical instruments which have been used and immunization needles. The Medical Waste Tracking Act, enacted in 1988, outlines specific rules for the disposal of these medical waste products.
In addition, laws may be enacted by a state that supplement the federal law created by this act. Unfortunately, incineration, the traditional method of disposing of this waste, comes with its own hazards, often resulting in the release of pollutants into the air humans and animals take in.
The process used by Colorado Medical Waste eliminates the environmental contamination and public health effects of outdated energy and heat intensive systems that are heavy consumers of natural resources. The only sustainable facility in Colorado, the company makes use of an industrial shredder, electricity and ozone gas which is created and reverts back to oxygen to reduce the health and medical waste carbon footprint while conserving water and natural gas. This shows the company’s commitment to being on the forefront of environmental stewardship.
Experts in Medical Waste Management
Medical waste isn’t merely found in hospitals and clinics. Dental and doctor offices, blood banks, research facilities, medical labs, animal clinics and patients at home often create medical waste, along with others. The key is to make it easy to dispose of these items, regardless of how big or how small the load of waste product is. If the items are not handled properly, health care workers, patients, the general public and waste handlers may be exposed to toxic effects, infection and more.
Colorado Medical Waste accepts a range of products, including animal and laboratory waste. In addition, consumers find the company takes vitamins, over-the-counter medications and crime scene waste, along with other waste products. Acupuncture, hotels and the military call on the company for assistance in disposing of medical waste materials. The company provides biohazard waste containers, liners, labels, signs and sharps containers for the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of these products.
“Whether you need help with consulting services, product sales, HIPAA compliance or a written waste management plan, call on us. We are here to serve you in any way we can when it comes to your medical waste disposal. The all-inclusive pricing makes it easy to budget for these services, and service can be scaled as client needs change. Contact us today to learn more,” Hanstrom recommends.
About Colorado Medical Waste, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Colorado Medical Waste is a local, minority, woman-owned small business and functions as an industry expert. Combining 24 years of experience in the field, cutting-edge technologies, award-winning service and sustainable processes, Colorado Medical Waste truly stands out in the industry.
It remains known for offering value added service while providing the most environmental means of processing waste from the medical field. The recognition and awards bestowed on the company reflect their commitment to customers and the environment, and the business values remain strong and steadfast. Colorado Medical Waste serves as a pioneer and leader in the sustainable medical waste management industry.
3131 Oakland St. Aurora, Colorado 80010-1508