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.
Proper healthcare storage directly impacts the patient experience. Well-organized storage areas promote better patient care by:
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:
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%)
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.
Steel pegboard provides sturdy storage for bins and hanging items.
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.