Crothall Healthcare Partners with Ascendco Health to Revolutionize Sterile Processing

Crothall Healthcare

WAYNE, PA — Crothall Healthcare and Ascendco Health have announced a strategic partnership. This collaboration aims to enhance instrument tracking capabilities and elevate the overall quality of sterile processing, promising significant improvements in patient safety and surgical service quality.

Afif Escheik, Regional Director of Operations at Crothall Healthcare, emphasized the groundbreaking nature of this alliance. “This partnership represents a significant leap forward for Sterile Processing,” Escheik said. He noted that Ascendco’s technological prowess combined with Crothall’s commitment to implementing best practices would make a profound impact on enhancing patient safety and surgical services.

Crothall’s achievements in the field of sterile processing are notable, boasting an audit compliance improvement of approximately 90%, a reduction in process errors by up to 50%, and productivity gains of up to 62%. When paired with Ascendco’s innovative technology, these accomplishments are expected to drive sterile processing to unprecedented levels of efficiency and reliability.

Central to this partnership is Ascendco’s Sonar Tracking System, heralded as the industry’s most thorough platform for managing surgical devices. Sonar’s detailed tracking capabilities throughout the surgical workflow offer crucial data and insights, optimizing instrument utility and reducing the possibility of errors.

Significant benefits have already been observed from the use of Ascendco’s Sonar platform, including reductions in Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) rates by up to 10%, sterile return rates by up to 25%, and return to decontamination rates by up to 5%. These improvements signal enhanced workflow efficiency, better inventory management, and heightened quality assurance, contributing to superior cleaning and decontamination processes.

Brian Reed, CEO of Ascendco Health, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration. “We are delighted to join forces with Crothall Healthcare,” Reed stated. He praised Crothall’s unwavering commitment to quality, which aligns with Ascendco’s mission to innovate sterile processing. Reed underscored the partnership’s goal to equip sterile processing professionals and Crothall workers with the necessary tools to ensure all products entering the Operating Room are prepared for use.

The partnership between Crothall and Ascendco will lead to the development of state-of-the-art protocols and analytics, empowering sterile processing technicians with the knowledge and resources needed to consistently achieve exemplary outcomes. This collaboration is set to redefine the standards of efficiency and quality in sterile processing departments across the country, prioritizing the safety and well-being of patients.

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