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{Past Event} - Pharmaceutical Waste Management – Case Study – Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

January 12, 2007 - 1:00 pm - January 12, 2007 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Kendall SharpSafetyPrerequisite: Listen to H2E's 2006 Teleconference entitled, Pharmaceutical Waste – Learn Best Management Practices and How to be in Compliance with RCRA.

Takehome Value

Learn real life success story from Abbott Northwestern, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to move beyond the regulatory requirements and hear first-hand about the process of taking complex regulatory information and initiating a system in a health care setting with off-site clinics.


Charlotte Smith, PharmEcology Associates, LLC
Charlotte Smith is President of PharmEcology Associates, LLC which she founded in 2000 to assist the healthcare industry in reducing and managing pharmaceutical waste. She co-founded Capital Returns, Inc., a nationally known pharmaceutical reverse distributor in 1991 and for 10 years served as President and Chief Regulatory Advisor. Ms. Smith is a Registered Pharmacist who received her BS in Pharmacy and MS in Continuing and Vocational Education from the University of Wisconsin. She is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services. She serves on the NIOSH Hazardous Drug Working Group and is Chair of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors.

Steve Waderich, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Steven A. Waderich is the Safety and Hazardous Waste Program Manager, and Haz Mat Emergency Coordinator at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a 646 bed community and teaching hospital in Minneapolis Minnesota. As a Safety Professional in the healthcare sector, Steve is recognized as an expert in Safety, Hazardous Materials and Waste, and Fire Prevention. His hazardous waste program responsibilities also include nearly 30 hospital based clinics and more than 20 off campus clinics of which two are ambulatory clinics with surgery suites. He also chairs the Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Regulated and Hazardous Waste Committee with the purpose to standardize education and training materials, establish best practices, and address issues related to the regulated and hazardous waste processes for eleven hospitals and nearly fifty Allina Medical Clinics. Steve also has an extensive background with the JCAHO Survey process and has participated in five JCAHO Surveys since 1997. His areas of responsibility have included the Statement of Conditions and the Environment of Care functions of Safety, Hazardous Materials & Waste, and Fire Prevention with participation in Emergency Preparedness. The past two years his staff has used the H2E JCAHO checklists as a tool for the Hazardous Materials and Waste annual review to identify gaps and issues and performance improvement plans. In his spare time and as an ordained minister, Steve organizes youth camps and participates in mission trips among other church related activities.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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