Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in North Dakota
“A world of beauty and color and limitless space…” was how Teddy Roosevelt referred to the “Rough Rider” state. Today little has changed, however there’s more to North Dakota than its rugged terrain, farms and ranches.
A visit to the 70,000 acres of hiking trails and colorful canyons at Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a great way to understand the love affair he had with this state. Cycling and horse riding is a heck of a way to see the “Maah Daah Hey Trail,” which connects the north of the park to the south. The International Peace Garden, northeast of Minot, sits on the Canadian border and commemorates peace between the 2 nations. West of Washburn step back into time with a visit to the Knife River Indian Villages, go hiking or see where Sakakawea lived before she joined Lewis and Clark.
North of the capital Bismarck, Lake Metigoshe State Park has a beautiful beach and is perfect for walleye fishing or visit the popular Lake Sakakawea, where you can sail, scuba dive, camp or bird-watch as well as checking out Garrison Dam. For a truly North Dakotan experience stay in an earth lodge, go ice fishing at Devils Lake or Lake Audubon, see the Medora Musical held every summer in the outdoor Burning Hills Amphitheatre, celebrate winter at the “North of Normal Frostival” in Fargo or head to Garrison for the “Dickens Festival” each Christmas. Wherever you are, there’s amazing local food like Knoephla, walleye and Fleischkuekle, and the only way to finish your meal is with a slice of apple, blueberry or cherry Kuchen.
There is no shortage of things to do and eat in North Dakota, however there is one thing they are short of and that’s doctors. In 2017 the University of North Dakota released a report highlighting a potential state-wide physician shortage by 2025. To prevent this, the medical school now offers incentives through their rural medical scholarship program. Graduates from the UND SMHS in primary care or general surgery, who opt to practice in a rural North Dakotan community for 5 years, are eligible to have their tuition reimbursed by the state. Where there are medical schools and healthcare, there’s medical and biohazardous waste issues. In North Dakota the Department of Health ioversee the handling and disposal of this waste. North Dakota’s regulations state that all healthcare waste must be maintained in a “non-putrescent ” state, with the onus on the generator to manage and maintain the correct collection, disposal, and treatment. Facilities are required to take a “cradle to grave” approach when processing medical waste, as they are liable from the point of generation to its final disposal; this is why partnering with a compliant waste management partner with all the appropriate transport and disposal permits is paramount.
Daniels Health is your “Cradle to Grave” waste management specialist. We’re different to other healthcare waste management service providers, here to protect and manage your entire medical and biohazardous waste journey, while assuming full responsibility for the security of your waste.
In North Dakota, the generator is responsible for their waste until it is disposed of, so having a partner that assumes the full responsibility of your pickup, transport, treatment and disposal is crucial. We don’t use third parties… we use our own drivers, trucks and processing facilities to manage and dispose of your waste. Our commitment to customer service ensures your facility, large or small can rely on the following:
Timely scheduled services and clear communication
Minimum disruption to patient care
Safe and secure waste handling practices, compliant with all state and federal regulations
Cost-effective and customizable solutions for your facilities' individual needs
Industry leading containment systems for sharps, rmw waste, trace chemotherapy, pathological and hazardous/non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in North Dakota. Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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