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    1. On a Mission to Reuse Medical Equipment Wayne Brown Amanda Holloway Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

    2. Mayo Clinic Background Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated group practice in the world. Specialists from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." 1,600 doctors and scientists (Rochester, MN) 30,000+ allied health staff (Rochester, MN) Recycling Center on-site 2006 Recycling Total = 4,171.3 tons plus an additional 731.8 tons food waste as hog feed

    3. Rochester Medical Relief Mission Group Created by Mayo physicians as a way to supply personal mission trips Eventually formed as a non-profit organization with physician board leadership Have sent donations to every continent except Antarctica

    4. Rochester Medical Relief Mission Group How do employees donate items from their work units? Asset Action Request Form Collection points on hospital docks Partnership with Stockroom, Environmental Services, Distribution staff Contact Recycling Center with disposal questions Set up program with specific departments (i.e.. Linen & Central Services)

    5. Rochester Medical Relief Mission Group Exam tables Beds & Mattresses Gloves Dressings/Gauze Linens Wheelchairs Medical Equipment Lab Glassware Office Supplies

    6. Rochester Medical Relief Mission Group

    7. Rochester Medical Relief Mission Group 2006 Total Donated = 132.5 tons

    8. Salvation Army Furniture Donations Program started in early 1990s Furniture/Cabinetry in good condition is donated

    9. Salvation Army Furniture Donations Program Process When areas update or remodel, all old furnishings are sent to a Mayo Clinic Facilities warehouse for evaluation Items that can be reused within Mayo clinic are stored for future reuse Items that are no longer needed at Mayo Clinic are set aside for donation or disposal

    10. Salvation Army Furniture Donations Program Process Salvation Army picks up donations at the Facilities warehouse daily and resells items in their thrift store Mayo Clinic employees receive a 25% discount on Mayo items

    11. Community Food Response Food that is still useable and safe for consumption is donated to Community Food Response Kitchen staff collect food that is suitable for donation Community Food Response picks up the food several times per week Food is donated to community members in need

    12. Donation Benefits Reduces the waste stream thereby reducing disposal costs Items are reused Benefit to the community local and international Possible tax benefits

    13. Contact Information Wayne Brown, Brown.Wayne@mayo.edu 507-266-2521 Amanda Holloway, Holloway.Amanda@mayo.edu 507-538-1616