A Matter of (National) Health and Safety

A Matter of (National) Health & Safety

Efficient Storage: The right prescription for a healthy defense.

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There are roughly 60 military hospitals across the country and most have a military treatment facility (MTF) component within them. From storing records to distributing medicine and supplies, MTFs play a huge role in protecting those that protect us. Here are a few examples of how Spacesaver’s team of military storage experts can provide solutions to increase readiness, prevent property loss, and optimize space for those who serve.

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Providing Value, A Mile High

Like many military medical facilities, Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, CO was facing a lack of space and inefficient operations regarding inventory control. Knowing a change was needed, they reached out to Spacesaver’s local expert to assess what could be done to replace its aging high-density mobile storage (HDMS) system.

Upon meeting with hospital’s property manager and members of its administrative team, our consultant was able to present options to remove and replace the system with one that better fit its available space and future need. Knowing the installation would be in the basement, the resulting HDMS solution included water-resistant document boxes and antimicrobial paint to ensure items would be protected.

A Solid Foundation for Access

Due to inefficient storage products at a US Air Force Medical Center, surgical kits and soft supplies were being stored on opposite floors, unnecessarily extending surgical case preparation process. Additionally, regulations at the Center state that all high-density storage solutions must be built on top of the existing floor with no floor penetration, and flooring material be manufactured from stainless steel.

As both factors are critical in controlling the spread of contaminants, Center staff called their local Spacesaver consultant to help develop a solution. The result included Spacesaver high-density storage systems with the capacity to collocate supplies, installed on engineered-to-order stainless steel tread flooring. Still, the Center’s existing wire carts were installed directly on the Spacesaver high-density mobile carriages, resulting in significant cost savings, and allowing space for an additional system using “waterfall” wire shelving.

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Innovative Military Storage Solutions

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Medical Storage by Land and Sea

The USNS Comfort is a 1000-bed hospital ship that has been deployed on humanitarian missions around the globe. While docked in Manhattan to help relieve New York City’s overburdened healthcare system during the COVID-19 crisis, Spacesaver’s systems played a crucial role in keeping the ship’s pharmacy and sterile supply storage areas organized and safe.

Although the Comfort is a massive ship with a displacement of approximately 70,000 tons, interior storage space is limited. In addition, staff were concerned about the previous storage systems and how they would slide along the rails unpredictably when the ship was underway.

To remedy this situation, Spacesaver’s local consultant was brought in and worked with the ship’s medical staff and Spacesaver’s engineers to design safer solutions. The resulting Spacesaver systems use roller-guide carriages with in-rail anti-tip, as well as synchro drive and mechanical clutch brakes, allowing crew to lock down storage and prevent movement when the ship is both stationary and underway.

(Patch)ing Up Storage Ailments

Spacesaver’s storage solutions are making a difference for the United States Air Force (USAF) base in Stuttgart, Germany. With basement storage that had become a cluttered mess, Patch Barracks’ busy pharmacy was experiencing issues with controlling storage and maintaining quick access to the medications and supplies it housed for the base. Outdated and inefficient static shelving blocked visibility and failed to provide enough capacity for the growing number of medications needed to be on hand.

In need of support, base officials contacted Spacesaver’s team of storage experts to assess the situation and provide solutions to best accommodate the limited space of the pharmacy’s basement. We installed new flooring, shelving with butcher block work benches, a FrameWRX® Storage System with standard and bin shelving, and mechanical assist mobile systems to maximize capacity and organization. The result was a more organized Pharmacy with more than double the pharmaceutical storage capacity and two additional work areas for staff.

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How Healthy Is Your Storage?

Whether you operate by Land, Sea, or Air (or all the above), Spacesaver’s team of military storage experts have the solutions to keep your base running heathy and efficiently. Reach out to set up a free assessment with your local consultant!

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