Get to know WHS Industry Partner

September 26, 2019

Stericycle is committed to supporting health care organizations’ success and helping protect their staff, patients and surrounding community. An industry leader in sustainable, regulated medical waste management, Stericycle helps businesses improve employee and customer safety, ensure regulatory compliance, and safely manage waste streams, such as sharps, pharmaceuticals and numerous other types of medical and hazardous wastes. Stericycle’s regulatory expertise offers various forms of compliance training, including OSHA, HIPAA and coding. Their award-winning drug takeback programs along with their controlled substance waste containers, CsRx®, have been noted for mitigating drug diversion, addressing the opioid epidemic and protecting the environment.

Stericycle is proud to welcome Kurtis Drake as Stericycle’s Major Account Manager for WSHA. Kurtis comes to the role with approximately 15 years of industry experience. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and has worked with managing the various waste streams for health care organizations nationwide. Kurtis relocated to the Pacific Northwest with Stericycle and has worked with Washington hospital systems for the past five years. He has a passion for growing healthcare business partnerships, implementing/managing sustainable business practices and helping hospitals achieve adherence to regulations. For more information about Stericycle or to reach Kurtis, contact Ed Phippen, WHS Senior Director, Program Development at or (206) 216-2556.


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Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

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