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Increasing Hospital Operating Room’s Storage without Breaking the Budget

va hospital's electric mobile storage shelving with colored binsKeeping supplies on-hand and ready to use is critical for hospital operating rooms. But when you’re a VA hospital, expanding your building and new construction are often times out of the question because of the high costs. So when you need supplies, but have limited space, you need a creative solution to solve your storage problem. For one VA hospital, that solution was electric mobile storage shelving.

Electric Mobile Storage Shelving the Designed Solution

The large number of surgical procedures being performed each day was causing strains on the already tight budget. The lack of storage area was causing the hospital to buy supplies on a more frequent basis, causing the hospital to pay a higher price for material. To solve the storage problems in the OR, the hospital installed electric mobile storage shelving.

Part of the electric mobile storage shelving was designed with wire racks positioned at a self-advancing angle, which allows the stored supplies to automatically move forward for easy access. Another section was designed with color coded bins for organizing supplies. And because the mobile shelving increased the hospital’s storage capacity without adding more space, they are now able to buy supplies in bulk, cutting costs by more than 40%.

Benefits of the Hospital’s Electric Mobile Storage Shelvingself advancing wire racks on the mobile storage system in the operating room

The new electric mobile shelving system offered many benefits to the hospital including:

  • Almost doubled the storage space in the operating room.
  • Customized shelving assures easy access to stored materials.
  • Color coded bins allow for fast supply retrieval
  • Increased efficiency since items can be stored and on hand with no wasted space.
  • Makes sure stored items follow first in, first out principles.
  • Created room for future growth.
  • Decreased cost of materials due to bulk buying capability with increased storage.

Contact Us for Mobile Storage Shelving For Your Operating Room

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for electric mobile shelving systems to hospitals. We will even provide a free consultation to determine your exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


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