Increased Productivity And Resource Conservation At Albert Einstein Hospital: An Analysis Of The Benefits Of the The Rubbermaid HYGEN Microfibre System


The Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE) is a private, 674-bed hospital with nine ambulatory clinics in São Paulo, and is one of the most highly respected healthcare institutions in Latin America. HIAE holds three key accreditations from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the most prestigious standard in global healthcare, and is ranked the #1 hospital for quality, safety and efficiency in South America by business magazine America Economia.

HIAE is committed to improving resource productivity and efficiency by focusing on efficient management of non -renewable resources and waste to reduce their environmental impact. This vision is critically important in the present era of limited water and resource supply.

Microfibre possesses superior cleaning and decontamination capacity compared to other commonly used materials. Microfibre products also significantly reduce the amount of water and harsh chemicals necessary for effective cleaning and require less labour to clean. Additionally, the major ergonomic hazards of conventional cleaning systems are reduced or eliminated resulting in a reduction of worker injuries, lost work time and compensation claims.

The Rubbermaid HYGEN Microfibre System provides many health and safety benefits, significantly reduces the environmental impact and provides substantial cost savings while maintaining high cleaning standards. Based on the success of the trial, the Rubbermaid HYGEN–Microfibre System has been implemented in all 10 HIAE facilities. Implementing the microfibre program has provided simplicity, economy and effectiveness, as well as conservation and environmental benefits.


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