The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Health Care Facilities Project, a partnership of Maryland Pesticide Network and Beyond Pesticides, in collaboration with Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MDH2E), has recognized The Steritech Group, Inc. for outstanding achievement in implementing a “green pest management program” at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The use of low and zero impact pest management practices in health care facilities is critical due to the sensitive nature of the environment and patient health. Steritech has partnered with the IPM in Health Care Facilities Project since 2007 to help build a pest prevention program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus that relies on proactive practices to reduce the likelihood of pest introduction, safely excluding and eliminating pests through alternative methods such as structural modification, monitoring, and physical removal.
“Steritech exemplifies what is possible in the pest control industry’s transition away from reliance on chemical solutions and toward defined IPM that protects patients, staff, and the environment from the hazards of pests and toxic pesticides,” said Matt Wallach, IPM in Health Care Facilities Project Director, in a press release announcing the award.
“Just as evolving medical technologies advance the care delivered to patients, pest management providers must mitigate pesticide risk to help build healthier environments,” said Rich Ennis, Chief Operating Officer and President at Steritech. “Steritech is proud to partner with Johns Hopkins in revolutionizing their integrated pest management program through Zero Tolerance® Pest Prevention and our EcoSensitive® System. We take particular pride in the results that have been achieved at Bayview Hospital, where our dedicated Service Specialist Bob Fields has embodied the spirit of environmentally responsible pest prevention and made it his goal to educate others on the process.”
To read more about Steritech’s award, download the IPM in Health Care Facilities Project press release. For more information on the IPM in Health Care Facilities Project, the Maryland Pesticide Network or Beyond Pesticides, please visit: http://www.mdpestnet.org/projects/ipmHealthcare.html or http://www.beyondpesticides.org/hospitals/index.htm.
The Steritech Group, Inc. provides specialized brand protection services for the hospitality, retail, food processing and healthcare industries. The premier provider of food safety, quality assurance and pest prevention services, Steritech is a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading brands. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Steritech has operations throughout North America and serves clients in 30 countries. For more information on Steritech, please visit www.steritech.com or call 704.971.4703.