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STERIS Announces Sponsorship of CleanMed 2014

Company joins Practice Greenhealth and will be lead sponsor of health care’s premier conference on health care and sustainability

(Reston, Va.)— CleanMed, the nation’s premier conference on health care and sustainability, announced today that STERIS Corporation is the Host Sponsor for the CleanMed 2014 conference, scheduled to be held in Cleveland next spring. Last year, CleanMed drew a record 900 health care leaders to discuss best practices, learn from each other and preview innovative new technologies. CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm.

In addition to serving as the host sponsor for CleanMed 2014, STERIS has formally committed to ongoing environmental stewardship by joining Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for healthcare organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. STERIS is a leading global provider of advanced infection prevention, surgical, GI and perioperative workflow solutions.

“STERIS has a long history of product development that incorporates lean manufacturing and environmentally sound principles and features to help our Customers reduce their environmental footprint and waste,” states Cary Majors, vice president of sales and marketing strategy for the STERIS Healthcare Group. “For example, we continue to develop systems and consumables that help reduce utility and water use, and we offer paperless workflow management and documentation options, among many other initiatives. We look forward to joining other health care colleagues to advance our collective sustainability efforts, and to making use of Practice Greenhealth resources to expand our own environmental contributions.”

“We are so pleased that STERIS Corporation joins more than a thousand health care-related organizations who are members of Practice Greenhealth,” said Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth. “Our strength comes from the collective expertise and knowledge that members bring to the table about what works to make our health care more sustainable. We’re also very excited to welcome them as the host sponsor of CleanMed 2014, where health care leaders can learn so much from each other.”

Last year’s CleanMed event included 55 educational sessions and workshops on health care’s most pressing sustainability issues, including: reducing toxics and chemicals of concern; sourcing and purchasing environmentally preferable medical products;  providing sustainable, local food choices in hospitals; reducing energy and water use; and better waste management through recycling, reprocessing of medical instruments and smarter supply chain management.

CleanMed 2014 is held in a different city each year, and next year’s conference will be held at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, visit


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STERIS Corporation is a leading provider of infection prevention and surgical products and services for critical healthcare, pharmaceutical and research markets. Approximately 6,000 dedicated STERIS employees around the world work together to deliver a broad array of equipment, consumables and service solutions that enhance Customer productivity and quality. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol STE. For more information, visit To learn more about STERIS Corporation’s environmental stewardship, please go to

About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth ( is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment.

About CleanMed

CleanMed ( is the premier conference on environmental sustainability for the health care sector. The conference attracts leaders and key decision makers from across the industry, convening healthcare professionals, university researchers, designers of professional buildings, and vendors of cleaner and safer products and services. Its mission is to accelerate the healthcare sector’s commitment to environmental sustainability and regenerative health to improve the health of people and the environment.


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