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Vendor Q&A: Sealed Air Corp

OR Today keeps readers updated on the newest medical devices and products. Sealed Air’s Diversey Care Division’s Carolyn Cooke, Vice President Healthcare, North America, recently took some time to share more about the company and its products.

Q: What is the company’s history and how does it achieve success?

OR Today Magazine | Vendor Q&A | Sealed Air CorpCooke:Sealed Air Corp. creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. The company achieves success by helping customers achieve goals in the face of today’s biggest challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey® cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Diversey Care’s Solutions Designed for Healthcare™ is an integrated approach targeted to reduce the risk of HAIs, improve outcomes and satisfaction, and safely and sustainably enhance a facility’s image. Our solutions continue to help customers achieve success, and enable us to grow together. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Q: What are some advantages that your company has over the competition?

Cooke: Sealed Air’s Diversey Care Division offers a broad range of products from disinfectants and cleaning validation systems, to cleaning equipment, work stations and tools that enable us to provide an integrated solution that addresses infection prevention and productivity. As experts in the arena of cleaning and disinfection, we understand the challenges faced by healthcare facilities. Our sales and service team is made up of dedicated healthcare experts who work with customers to assess their current programs, identify opportunities, and then work with customers to implement solutions that help them achieve their goals. Whether it is improvements in compliance, patient safety, productivity, speed of turnover, or patient and staff satisfaction, Diversey can help design an integrated solution to address a facility’s needs.

Q: What are the company’s core competencies and unique selling points?

Cooke: Diversey Care’s focus on the healthcare sector is incorporated in all aspects of its structure, from research and development, marketing, application expertise, and sales and service professionals. This enables Diversey Care to invest its resources in product and process innovation which is designed to deliver the lowest total cost for customers.

It would be very rare that a Diversey Care representative would ask only about current products used. They have all been trained to look at the total program of a facility including its processes, products, training and validation programs. By looking at all these components, they can help ensure that AORN recommended practices are introduced, that the most efficient and effective products are being used, and that implementation and monitoring programs are supported with customized training materials and a validation system.

Finally, sustainability is incorporated in everything we do. It is part of our DNA. From more sustainable packaging, to super concentrates used with dilution control equipment, to systems designed to use less energy, chemical and water, we have a legacy of ensuring our products and practices reduce the environmental impact both internally, and within our customers’ environments.

OR Today Magazine | Vendor Q&A | Sealed Air Corp

Q: What product or service that your company offers are you most excited about right now?

Cooke: We have two very interesting products that can really improve the performance of operating room staff. The first is our Oxivir® Tb Wipe, which is powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) technology. The wipes are effective against a broad spectrum of pathogens, in just one minute. The second is TASKI machines and tools. Our machines, work stations, and tools are designed to increase the speed and efficiency of any job, decreasing turnover times. Even better, the ergonomic design puts less strain on workers, and enables them to get more done on each shift, while reducing fatigue.

Q: What is on the horizon for your company? How will it evolve in the coming years?

Cooke: At Sealed Air Diversey Care, we continue to work on innovative solutions that will create a safer environment for patients while creating a better environment for staff. Most of these innovations look at the overall cost of a process, and seek to reduce labor, inefficiencies and risk. It is all about optimizing outcomes!

Q: Is there anything else you want OR Today readers to know about your  company?

Cooke: We are very focused on helping our customers “step up.” We understand that every facility has its own challenges and needs, and by working together closely, our goal is to jointly find solutions that help achieve at least a step change toward quality improvement or cost control.

For information, about Sealed Air Corp go to www.diversey.com.

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