TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - SteriPro Canada has reached an agreement with Women's College Hospital (WCH) to take over management of the hospital's Sterile Processing Services, effective December 3, 2012. SteriPro Canada specializes in the sterilization of reusable medical devices. The initial term of the agreement is 10 years with SteriPro providing services both at WCH and from its Mississauga central sterilization facility.
Women's College joins Humber River Hospital and Trillium Health Partners (formerly Trillium Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital) as one of the first hospitals to take advantage of SteriPro's facilities and services to further enhance patient care and safety. Additionally, SteriPro is providing services to community health partners (including district health units, general practitioners and surgical centres) throughout Ontario.
"Our agreement with SteriPro offers a number of very significant benefits. Most importantly, it allows us to continue providing our patients with the highest standards of quality and safety. It offers us the best solution for our medical device sterilization needs by taking advantage of the most advanced sterilization equipment available today. It also enables us to utilize SteriPro's efficient instrument tracking system for the maintenance of our surgical instruments. This agreement allows us to exceed quality standards, utilize the latest in sterilization technology and be financially efficient."
Heather McPherson, VP Patient Care and Ambulatory Innovation, Women's College Hospital.
"SteriPro Canada operates with a patient first mindset. Quality and safety are our primary goals. Our focus on exceptional reusable medical device reprocessing allows our partners to focus their efforts and resources on direct patient care. With highly qualified and experienced staff operating in a purpose-designed and controlled environment, SteriPro is able to offer our partners the highest quality of sterilization services."
"SteriPro is delighted to partner with an organization that has been providing exceptional care focused on women's health for over a century. Women's College's reputation for excellence is renowned throughout Canada and the world and SteriPro is proud to be a part of Women's College Hospital's exciting future." Lynne Trott, General Manager, SteriPro Canada
SteriPro is Canada's first and only third party re-processor of reusable surgical instrumentation and medical devices. As a subsidiary of Dalkia Canada, SteriPro is aligned with Dalkia's goals of providing responsible, efficient, environmentally and financially sustainable solutions to its partners. SteriPro is offering hospitals and community healthcare providers off-site reprocessing and sterilization, advisory services, contingency services, and hosted instrument tracking solutions. By using the cleanest possible steam for sterilization, purposely-fit cleanroom with high efficiency air filters and air flow changes, and state of the art reprocessing equipment, SteriPro's large central facility in Mississauga meets or exceeds all Canadian requirements and complies with Accreditation Canada quality standards. SteriPro's solution also allows its hospital clients to eliminate their on-site use of steam so improving their energy efficiency and costs. SteriPro has received ISO 9001 certification and its Quality Management Systems that processes and its facilities comply with all applicable standards.
SOURCE: SteriPro Canada LP
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