King County Medical Industry Round Table


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Waste Prevention Round Table


Bringing together professionals in the medical industry and government to exchange ideas on innovative practices and technologies to prevent and reduce waste - lab, solid, and hazardous - and conserve natural resources and energy.


"The information provided by MIRT has been invaluable as far as reducing waste and taking some of the mystery out of the whole process."
     - Don Kilgore, Inland Northwest Health Services, Spokane

"Cost Savings - 50% reduction in the volume of lab waste, better price on batteries. Saved time and expense trying to get answers."
     - Bill Montgomery, St. Joseph's Hospital - Bellingham

"Because of the information we learned… we are doing a hospital-wide inventory to determine what mercury-containing products we have so we can phase (them) out."
     - Gary Nicholas, Highline Community Hospital, Burien

"I can state that a direct result of the knowledge that I have gained has been a safer environment for our lab employees."
     - Nancy Robertson, MultiCare Health Systems, Tacoma

"Boy ... was that last M.I.R.T. a good one! I'm glad we were able to have two of our Environmental Services people, and one representative from our Central Services there. They came away with some pretty good information."
     - Brian Umrysh, Children's Hospital, Seattle


Hospitals for a Healthy Environment MIRT is a Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Champion, encouraging hospitals to reduce waste, prevent prevention, and virtually eliminate mercury-containing waste.


Updated: July 2006