ECC vs. Reprocessing


EC²M² = Essential Clinical Commodity Management & Savings Multiplication

In 1905 Einstein changed world energy forever when he created his famous formula, E=mc². HYGIA did the same for healthcare when it pioneered a valuable new method of managing high volume essential clinical commodities (ECCs). We have added real substantial cost savings on everything from stethoscopes to ECG leads to bed alarms and blood pressure cuffs, not to mention dramatic reductions in waste. Our specialization and focus is exclusively on ECCs, giving us unique perspectives and protocols that are non-existent with other manufacturers or reprocessors.

All of our processes are engineered specifically for these essential items that are non-invasive and non/semi-critical. HYGIA delivers a distinct service and utilizes reprocessing protocols that are highly specialized and appropriate for these single use devices (SUDs). For most reprocessors, a few “non-invasive” items are available for reprocessing, but they use inappropriate chemical treatments and have little experience in the broad range of issues and possibilities with ECCs. As our customers have learned, reprocessor alternatives do not come close to what HYGIA provides.  

Difference in the Numbers

Our formula for success is very different. HYGIA is not in the business of simply providing our customers less expensive, reprocessed items. We engage with our customers to create savings that are not only guaranteed but also grow over time. Our service-oriented approach to business includes a multiplication of savings program, complete with savings boosters that ultimately reward you financially.


We feel our precision and exclusive concentration on ECCs translates into extreme quality, market-tested, FDA cleared process that features 375% less discards, an astounding (and documented) defect rate of 2 in 1,000,000, environmentally friendly production, and a dramatically higher dollar and waste reduction potential. 

The Math

EC²M² = Essential Clinical Commodity Management & Savings Multiplication. Our equation for success is easy to understand. We maximize the value of your high volume essential clinical commodities. We create exponentially higher savings. We subtract tons of waste and add a green reputation. HYGIA equates to your choice for an environmental adjustment that simultaneously increases revenue.  

  • I highly recommend HYGIA to my peers. Our implementation was, by far, the easiest. HYGIA representatives took responsibility for making this work well and we were highly successful. This is one of the few projects that has low clinical sensitivity, high ease of implementation, and large savings. As an added benefit, this is a guaranteed successful H2E (Green) project.

    Jeff Purvis RN, MS, MBA, Director of Nursing Business Operations
    Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    Baltimore, MD