Triumvirate’s implementation of the new pharmaceutical waste program brought both of the network’s hospitals to EPA, OSHA, DOT, NFPA, Joint Commission, and state compliance. In addition to this, the hospital’s consolidation of all waste under the management of Triumvirate cut disposal and transportation costs and simplified the training and oversight of compliance programs. This clarified program requirements and resources for the key personnel at both of the hospitals.
Other enhancements include pharmacy formulary characterization, reverse distribution review, waste stream profiling, satellite accumulation area setup and collection, training program, consolidation and disposal, site specific education opportunitie, and ADVISE - Enterprise-wide EH&S Management Platform.
Today, Triumvirate continues to provide onsite support and disposal services for hazardous, universal, and pharmaceutical waste streams. While other vendors would have completed onsite services and disposal of these waste streams in three days per week, Triumvirate completes all services and conducts compliance inspections within one day. Additionally, Triumvirate has implemented waste diversion initiatives at both hospitals to reduce costs by pushing to waste into lower-cost waste streams while maintaining compliance.
Our account management and operations teams now attend monthly Environment of Care meetings, where they use ADVISE™ to present compliance data and analytics. They also perform quarterly audits of the program to ensure that goals are being met. Triumvirate maintains constant communication with the healthcare network’s director of materials management and continues to customize the program for each hospital as it grows over the years.