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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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New surgical products instrumental to enhancing OR experience

As long as the demand for more complex surgical procedures continues to grow alongside emerging research, medical device manufacturers will continue to develop the products that surgeons need to perform them. “New products and innovations are being developed all the time and facilities and their healthcare workers have a responsibility to assess these new technologies…

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MBA grad turns Capstone project into health care product company

The road to Rob Chase’s role as founder and president of NewGen Surgical traveled through Dominican in more ways than one. Rob grew up near the University and routinely would take after-dinner walks with his mother through campus. He eventually stayed on campus, first to earn his MBA in Strategic Management in 2000 and later…

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Trending: New Plant-Based Solutions for Non-Recyclable Health, Home Products

While there’s plenty of discussion surrounding single-use plastics — namely straws, water bottles, food packaging, coffee stirrers, etc. — the topic of disposable needle counters doesn’t typically enter into the conversation. But with hospitals across the US generating more than 12,000 tons of waste per day — 30 percent of which come from operating rooms…

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Climate Change & NewGen Surgical Impacts – A Perspective

The healthcare supply chain is built on plastics, designed for single use and disposal. Plastics are made of oil, and the use of plastics in healthcare supports fossil fuel dependence, contributing to climate change. To promote public health and curb pollution, the healthcare industry must improve the supply chain, with better material inputs and healthier…

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