Hygienic Storage for Hospital Items
A central hospital with 3,200 employees, about 600 patient beds, and 350,000 patients per year recently extended their premises. To use their new space most effectively, the hospital wanted to make their logistics smarter and more efficient in addition to saving storage space. Their storage would also need to be easily maintained and hygienic enough for medical supplies. Vertical stainless steel lifts with ERP software provided both hygienic storage of hospital items and the smart logistics solution they needed to stay on top of patient care. Click here to learn more about automated storage systems.
Vertical Lifts with Stainless Steel Trays Promote Cleanliness
With the extension of the hospital and growing number of patients, nurses would need roughly four hours per shift to pick and distribute items such as gloves, injection materials, linens, gowns, etc. To save space and time, the hospital's goal was also to reduce the amount of stored items in their inventory.
The vertical lifts are 82 feet tall with 5 access openings across 5 floors. Each opening includes LED pointers and is equipped with 125 stainless steel trays and dividers for enhanced hygienics. Ten locations sizes were defined to accommodate each size of goods and each item is allocated to a specific location size. The lifts also integrate with the hospital's ERP in addition to 100% operational security due to two backup PCs. Handheld devices allow staff to easily find what they need within the lift. Click here to learn more about vertical storage lifts.
The hospital experienced numerous space and logistical benefits after installing the vertical lifts to improve their storage. Some of these include:
- Nurses are able to pick and distribute items faster, allowing 75% time savings and more time for patients
- The same amount of goods are stored using just 10% of their floor space
- The space savings have allowed for 4-5 more patients per floor
- Eliminated picking errors due to handheld devices and pick-to-light LED indicators
- Reduced capital bound in stock by 90%
- Enhanced security with 2 cold standby/backup PCs
Contact Us for Stainless Steel Lifts & ERP Software
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for vertical stainless steel lifts and ERP software for hygienic storage of hospital items as well as a variety of other applications. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications 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.