North America's First Fully Digital Hospital
From Concept to Reality
The Sterile Processing Department is at the heart of the hospital, serving as the last point of contact for instruments before they touch a patient. That's why it's critical that every element of the department from workflows, to equipment, to ergonomics, to consumables and instrument tracking is optimized.
That's why Humber River Hospital partnered with Getinge.
Partners in Sterile Processing Excellence
Case Story: A Getinge Sterile Processing Partnership
As North America's first fully-digital hospital, Humber River Hospital is constantly trailblazing new solutions across the healthcare continuum - and their Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD) is no different. Getinge powers Humber River with some of the world's most advanced automation solutions and software, ensuring that every instrument is sterile for its next surgery. Workflow optimization is at the heart of this department - and Getinge is a proud partner to Humber River Hospital.
One of the main benefits that I considered when choosing to partner with Getinge is that everything is under one umbrella. We have the [Sterile Processing] equipment, we have the consumables, we have the instrument tracking software, and we have the technical team to support us. Throughout the entire project, everything that I needed was available from Getinge.
Matthew Thomas, Medical Device Reprocessing Manager
Video & Photo Gallery
Explore Humber River's Sterile Processing Department without ever leaving your desk.
Images of Getinge installed equipment in Humber River Hospital's medical device reprocessing department
Video clips of Getinge washer/disinfectors and other equipment in action at Humber River Hospital
Building the perfect Sterile Processing Department is a complex process involving meticulous planning. Here's a snapshot of what went into building Humber River Hospital.
Planning & Design
2D drawings provide an overview of the workflow, the room functions and the proposed equipment’s placement and required space in the facility. 3D visualization help the space come to life, providing a realistic walk-through of how your future project will look. View this fly-through of the Humber River Hospital department
Sterile Processing Solutions
Receive, sort, pre-clean
After visual inspection, unclean items are either put straight on racks and loaded into the washer-disinfectors or manually cleaned.Read more
Inspect and pack
On leaving the washer-disinfector, the clean (but not sterile) goods enter the clean zone for sorting, inspection and packing.Read more
From Sterilization to the OR
Sterile goods are stored on racks or in storage and distribution trolleys for further transport within the hospital.Read more