Problems the Hospital Experienced Storing Beds
A children’s hospital, consistently ranked one of the best in the country due to its commitment to superior patient care, needed help storing beds. At any given time, between 10-12 percent of their 500 beds are out of service for repairs. With no other options, beds were stored in hallways and in unused rooms throughout the four wings of the hospital – completely filling up two rooms.
Not only did this lead to frequent code violations, but staff had a difficult time locating beds. Hospital administrators needed a better solution, preferably something that would keep the expensive beds safe, free-up valuable space for other functions, and organize beds in one central location.
SSG Introduces the Hospital to Vidir BedLifts
Unsure of their options, the hospital reached out to Southwest Solutions Group® (SSG) representative Jim Deller. Having worked with Jim in the past, they hoped he would have a solution to their bed storage problem. And they were right. Jim introduced the hospital to Vidir BedLifts. These innovative machines are designed to stack and store beds one on top of the other to use overhead space instead of floor space. Beds are simply rolled onto platforms that are raised up with the push of a button.
Since the hospital primarily uses Advanta™ 2 Med Surg Beds with a patient helper bracket, Jim recommended the hospital choose a 3-high heavy duty BedLift. Because this is a larger model of BedLift, it easily accommodates the larger bed with accessories. Excited about the prospect of having their bed storage problems solved, the hospital chose to install eleven 3-high BedLifts in their Environmental Services Department.
Benefits the Hospital Experienced with Vidir BedLifts
By installing the BedLifts, the hospital recovered 60% of the floor space that was previously occupied with broken beds. Additional benefits the hospital experienced included:
- Time savings: beds are now kept in the same room that the repairs are performed in.
- Better use of space: the space where the beds were stored is now used for other supplies.
- Protection: the beds are stored safely out of the way, which prevents damage.
- No more violations: now that beds are properly stored, the hospital isn’t violating codes.
- Easy operation: the BedLifts are easy for any staff member to operate and use.
The hospital was so impressed with how great the BedLifts work in this area that they’re already considering installing even more in a new wing that just recently opened.
Contact Us for More Information on Vidir BedLifts for Your Hospital
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for Vidir BedLifts. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your hospital's 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.