Good Samaritan Hospital of L.A. Signs Medical Waste Deal with Sanitec Industries; Microwave Technology Turns Medical Waste Into Non-Hazardous, Landfill Ready Material

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Sanitec Industries, Inc., the global patent holder for the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System,™ announced today that Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles has signed a two-year contract with the zero-emission healthcare waste processing firm. Using either onsite or mobile units, Sanitec® systems transform dangerous healthcare waste into low-volume, unrecognizable non-infectious material that requires no further treatment and can be safely disposed of in municipal landfills. Sanitec is the world’s largest processor of healthcare waste using microwave technology.

— Sanitec Industries, Inc., (http://www.sanitecindustries.com) the global patent holder for the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™, announced today that Good Samaritan Hospital (http://www.goodsam.org) of Los Angeles has signed a two-year contract with the zero-emission healthcare waste processing firm. Using either onsite or mobile units, Sanitec® systems transform dangerous healthcare waste into low-volume, unrecognizable non-infectious material that requires no further treatment and can be safely disposed of in municipal landfills. Sanitec is the world’s largest processor of healthcare waste using microwave technology.

Founded in 1885 and located in the heart of Los Angeles, the 408 bed not-for-profit Good Samaritan Hospital performs approximately 4,200 in-patient surgeries and receives 25,400 emergency room visits each year.

“We are delighted to announce that Good Samaritan Hospital is now among one thousand-plus healthcare facilities in the US, ranging from large Veteran’s Administration hospitals to single practitioner doctors’ offices, that turn to Sanitec Industries to safely and affordably treat and dispose of healthcare waste,” said James Harkess, President of Sanitec Industries. “Throughout its history Good Samaritan has been a model corporate citizen, compassionately serving residents of Los Angeles. By implementing Sanitec systems, Good Samaritan is taking a leadership role in reducing the impact of healthcare waste on the local environment.” Harkess said.    

About the size of a bus, the on-site and mobile (truck-based) Sanitec® units are fully automated, self-contained and are approved for use in all 50 states and DC. Unlike incineration and autoclaves, which merely transform biohazard material into other dangerous waste products including dioxin, Sanitec® systems are self-contained disposal units that utilize a patented microwave disinfection system that completely eliminates all bacterial and viral pathogens.

About Sanitec Industries

Sanitec Industries, Inc. is the global patent holder for the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™ technology, the most efficient environmentally friendly process available to process dangerous medical waste. Sanitec systems are operating both at hospitals and at regional waste treatment centers in the United States and in six foreign countries (Brazil, England, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia), have processed over 300 million pounds of infectious medical waste. And, each month Sanitec units process an additional 7+ million pounds plus of waste.

About the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™

Used by over 1,000 hospitals and healthcare facilities on four continents, the Sanitec® Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System™ transforms dangerous hospital waste into low-volume, non-infectious material that requires no further treatment and can be safely disposed of in municipal landfills. The system is entirely self-contained and emits no harmful vapors, wastewater or byproducts.

Unlike incineration and autoclaves, which merely transform biohazard material into other dangerous waste products including dioxin, Sanitec systems are self-contained disposal units that utilize a patented microwave disinfection system that completely eliminates all bacterial and viral pathogens. The end product meets the highest standards for municipal landfill disposal.

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