Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Kentucky
Kentucky is the home of horse racing in America, and has been hosting one of the most prestigious races in North America for more than 140 years. The Kentucky Derby has taken place at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday of May, since its inauguration in 1875. Every year, 20 thoroughbreds go head-to-head over the one and a quarter mile track, to the roar of attending crowds and those watching at home. Often referred to as the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, The Kentucky Derby attracted over 170,000 attendees to the 2018 annual event.
However the Kentucky Derby is just one of the reasons why the state is well renowned for its relationship with racehorses and the horse racing industry. In Kentucky, it’s in the ground. Famous for its iconic Kentucky Bluegrass, which is recognized as one of the best pasture feeds for working horses, and helps to produce and sustain their unique equine specimens. It’s also the reason the state is known as the Bluegrass State. In addition to its equine industry, Kentuckians also have a firm hold in the liquor business, through its production of bourbon whiskey. Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon and now supplies 95% of the world’s demand, due to its ideal climate and access to pure limestone water. Kentucky is also famous for sporting triumphs of the non-equine kind, with Louisville being the birthplace of 2 sporting legends. The Louisville Slugger, the official bat of the Major League Baseball and boxing great Muhammad Ali.
Kentucky has great horses, sporting history and bourbon - and it has great healthcare facilities, too. In the 2017 results of U.S. News and World’s Report Annual List of Best Hospitals in the United States, 7 of Kentucky’s hospitals were acknowledged among the best in the country. With hospitals, comes medical and biohazardous waste, and that’s why Daniels Health is here, to provide safe, effective and reliable waste management solutions for healthcare professionals and facilities in Kentucky, and beyond.
We started Daniels Health with one goal: to revolutionize waste management. We take a customized approach when it comes to solving medical and biohazardous waste problems, and work with you to reduce overheads, maintain the highest safety standards and minimize your eco-footprint.
Our services can really help our Kentucky-based clients navigate their medical waste disposal needs. Our 18,000 square foot clean processing and treatment facility in Walton Kentucky was established in 2010 and, in the last seven years, has washed over 1.5 million containers! Out of our Walton facility, Daniels currently service Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, south Illinois, Missouri and West Virginia, providing containment, service and disposal of sharps, regulated medical waste, pharmaceutical, chemotherapy and hazardous wastes. All services are delivered via our own trucks, drivers and compliance experts – we personally take care of your facility throughout the entire waste journey. Currently the state has no specific environmental regulations for medical or biohazardous waste generated at healthcare facilities, however there are some regulations on air quality in relation to medical waste incineration. The ambiguous nature of the regulations in Kentucky, makes our partnership with you all the more valuable. We work with you to ensure you understand, and are compliant to the regulations set out by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste Management.
Our innovative approach to healthcare safety is what makes us an industry leader.
Our passion for healthcare safety and medical waste reduction is what drives our business, and our green solutions for device recovery in the operating room are a great example of this. The Daniels Surgismart container was designed as a single container for the collection of surgical devices and sharps disposal in the OR. Working with reprocessors of our customers’ choice – our Surgismart system increases collection success of medical devices by between 30-50% and provides a safe compact solution for waste collection in a space-restrictive environment. This single system delivers an immediate reduction in costs, increased buy-back potential of reprocessed devices, and greater simplicity for surgeons and nurses.
We don't believe medical waste bins have to be ugly!
What does this mean? It means that when we think of a patient environment – it bothers us to think of a dirty red medical waste bin or a cardboard box sitting in a corner to collect medical waste. If you wouldn’t put a dirty trash bin in your living room, why would you put one in a patient room? Involving clinicians in our design processes and engaging clinical feedback during trials of sharps containers and our world-leading Medismart container – we have developed a range of clinically compatible standards-approved containers that achieve the following results:
Clinical differentiation - color, label and design recognition drive better segregation and safer handling
Clinical outcomes - reduces waste, infection and lowers the risk of cross-contamination
Safe handling – leak-proof design, overfill protection, hands-free use, no assembly, bags or double-packaging required
Tamper-proof design – double secure locking mechanisms enhance security profile and facilitate safe pharmaceutical and sharps disposal
Clean Aesthetics – forward-thinking design, non-porous and cleanable surface enhances the patient environment
Efficiency – we deliver solutions that enable you to mount, move and position containers exactly where you need them. No more medical waste boxes in closets! Safety necessitates point-of-use disposal.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Kentucky State.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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