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UVA Health clinicians are working to increase efficiency, reduce waste and generate cost savings, while continuing to ensure outstanding patient care, by incorporating sustainability into their departments.
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A team of UVA and University of California at San Francisco researchers surveyed surgeons’ perspectives on operating room waste and found that an overwhelming majority acknowledged contributing to waste and were willing to adjust their workflow to reduce waste.
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By Amy Preddy Hughes; Photo by Kay Taylor
With little fanfare, UVA Health’s Sustainability Work Group hustles diligently behind the scenes to make UVA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place. Recently, the Work Group completed a project that turned heads. It earned the UVA Medical Center more than $108,000!