Winter Park Memorial Hospital, a part of Florida Hospital Association based in Winter Park, Florida, has purchased three Streamway system units from Skyline Medical for its new endoscopy wing, expected to open in the autumn of 2013.
The hospital reviewed all the available fluid waste management technologies on the market and selected Streamway systems after successful trials.
The Streamway system, an automated, direct-to-drain surgical fluid disposal, reduces the risk of exposure to hazardous waste.
Winter Park Memorial Hospital surgical services director Karen Crosby said that of all the fluid waste management technologies on the market, the hospital’s staff found the Streamway system the easiest to use and the safest.
"The personnel here will no longer run the risk of exposure when dumping canisters of colonoscopy fluids – you never know if you’ll accidentally be exposed to something hazardous," Crosby added.
"The Streamway system installation will go a long way in alleviating concerns of safety and helping us all do our jobs better and, as a result, give our patients the best care and attention they deserve."
The eco-friendly Streamway system is designed to reduce overhead costs to hospitals and surgical centres and streamline operating rooms.
The surgical fluid disposal system reduces exposure to blood, irrigation fluid and other potentially infectious fluids found in the surgical environment.
Skyline Medical CEO Josh Kornberg said that the Streamway system is designed to contribute to a safer work environment for hospital and surgical centre personnel.
The system is likely to be installed at other hospitals within the Florida Hospital Association Network, which comprises eight hospitals, 18 urgent care centres, more than 1,300 physicians and multiple ancillary providers.
The network serves the group health care needs of businesses and members within the Tri-County area in Florida including Orange County, Osceola County and Seminole County.