Healthcare Storage Solutions
Strategic supply management impacts every aspect of healthcare. When designed properly, comprehensive healthcare storage solutions help hospitals and other healthcare facilities improve patient care, control costs, and save space.
Improve Patient Care
Proper healthcare storage directly impacts the patient experience. Well-organized storage areas promote better patient care by:
- Allowing staff to spend more time with patients
- Reducing risk of mix-ups
- Reducing risk of infection
Nurses spend on average of 21 minutes per shift searching for lost equipment and supplies.
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Well-organized storage areas help control costs by promoting:
- Streamlined inventory processes
- Restricted access to costly assets
- Less staff time spent restocking and looking for supplies
- Less idle equipment
- Fewer idle supplies
An estimated $4,000 of equipment per bed is lost or stolen in the average U.S. hospital annually. A 300-bed hospital could be losing $1.2 million of equipment each year.
Hospital workers experienced an injury/illness incidence rate of 7 percent. That’s higher than private construction (4%), manufacturing (4.4%), and mining (3.7%)
Improve Staff Morale
Accessible, well-organized healthcare storage solutions boost morale by reducing frustration and minimizing physical strain, allowing staff to devote their attention to patient care.
Reduce frustration associated with looking for lost items.
Store items at point of need.
Prevent musculoskeletal strain.
Every square foot of a healthcare facility that’s used for storage is a square foot that can’t be used for patient care. But because proper storage is vital to optimizing assets and promoting patient health, it makes sense to maximize space with compact storage.
Healthcare Storage Products
Steel pegboard provides sturdy storage for bins and hanging items.
Services Your Trusted Partners
Spacesaver and its network of local consultants can help design, build, install, and maintain flexible storage systems that integrate with existing equipment while saving space and providing room to grow. Our projects are engineered and manufactured in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, the same small town where Spacesaver was founded more than 45 years ago.