At the suggestion of Anderson and Clermont Hospitals’ Patient & Family Advisory Councils and leadership teams, the hospitals are expanding a medical item recycling program.
The hospital is doing this by donating unused medical supplies and equipment to Supplies Overseas (SOS).
Clermont Hospital clinical administrator Lindsay Sandefur initiated the program, which has now grown to embrace both Clermont and Anderson Hospitals.
Anderson Hospital has collected two pallets of supplies for donation and Clermont Hospital has collected five.
Sandefur first started recycling medical supplies and donating them to various medical relief agencies after a medical mission trip two years ago.
Clermont Hospital has been collecting and distributing supplies, with Sandefur organizing donations to various relief agencies, ever since.
Earlier this year, the hospitals partnered with SOS to distribute the donations.
Medline is transporting the donations for SOS.
Supplies Over Seas is a Louisville, Kentucky-based Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO), one of just fifteen organizations of its kind across the United States.
It’s also the only organization of its type in the immediate region.
As an MSRO, SOS is committed to responsibly recovering, sorting and distributing unused, leftover and “under-used” medical supplies and equipment.
Once SOS sorts donated materials, it ships them to medically impoverished communities.
It also supplies medical mission teams with the supplies they need in order to treat under-served patients around the world.