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Meet Nicole Nikkari, BSN MA, Clinical Integration Manager

Nicole shares her passion for the environment and eliminating plastic pollution from healthcare. Having been in healthcare for many years, my drive and inspiration is helping and caring for people.  For most of those years, the day after day of throwing away single-use plastics always bothered me. Like most nurses, and healthcare professionals, my priorities…

North Bay Business Journal – GameChangers

Sugarcane plants and operating rooms have nothing in common, and yet when Rob Chase, president and founder of NewGen Surgical in San Rafael, struck on an idea to bring them together, it was a logical pairing that had the potential to deliver benefits for generations to come. His concept was to create surgical equipment out…

Business at Hand

At Dominican, Rob Chase MBA ’00 gained the tools to develop and build a successful healthcare business. Now he’s paying it forward, creating internships for Dominican students and serving as a mentor as they embark on their own careers. Marco Estebez ’19, and Jacquelyn Jacinto ’20 began their internship with the marketing department of NewGen…

Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis

By: Sister Mary Ellen Leciejewski Three years ago in Paris, Dignity Health was privileged to be among the delegations from around the world that came to consensus on how we needed to urgently curb our carbon emission rates or face irreparable harm. Now, as many of those same representatives meet at COP24 in Poland, disaster…

Plastics Today features NewGen Surgical in article on sustainably designed single-use devices

By: Norbert Sparrow, Plastics Today Medical, Sustainability, Materials We have expectations of efficacy and safety in medical products that are brought to market; should we also factor in sustainability? Absolutely, says Rob Chase, founder and President of NewGen Surgical, a medical products company based in San Rafael, CA. NewGen Surgical’s skin stapler is made with 69%…

Q&A: How NewGen Surgical Is Redesigning Sustainable Healthcare

The U.S. healthcare sector is the second most intensive commercial user of energy. Hospitals are one of the largest energy users, contributing 8 percent of the U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the purchase of healthcare goods and services, and produce more than 4.67 million tons of waste each year. Realizing the significance of these…

Healthcare Purchasing News names NGSNC Needle Counter a product pick for May 2018

By HPN Online – April 23, 2018 Sustainable needle counter NewGen Surgical’s latex-free, Prop 65-compliant sustainable needle counter combines good clinical performance with a sustainable, plant-based material for eco-conscious healthcare providers. Features include easy-to-read numbers for securing of needles, a secure latch with audible closure feedback, compliance with OSHA requirements and ASTM F2132 for puncture…

Sutter Health CPMC SF turns earth day into earth week celebration.

In celebration of Earth Day, the “Green Team” of Sutter Health CPMC Pacific Campus O.R. San Francisco will be hosting a week of activities and interactive exhibits, April 23-27. Activities will create awareness of how small sustainable changes can help “green” the O.R. and lead nurses to be more conscious as the “Green Team”. NewGen…

AORN attendees embrace action with NewGen Surgical at the Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018

 by Rob Chase NewGen Surgical exhibited for the first time at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018 in New Orleans and we had a remarkable time. In addition to having a steady flow of nurses and other healthcare professionals stopping by our booth, we were pleased to meet the many perioperative nurses who heard…

Meet Katie MacCallum – NewGen Surgical Celebrates International Women’s Day & Women in Science!

Science and gender equality are both vital for sustainable development. Yet women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science: less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women, according to UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Culture Organization). The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on February 11 and…