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7 Differences Between Pharmaceutical-Grade and Household Refrigerators

By CME Corp Staff on Apr 1, 2021 7:15:00 AM

What’s the difference between a purpose-built pharmaceutical-grade refrigerator and a common dorm or household refrigerator picked up at the local big box store? The CDC gives very clear guidance in their Vaccine Storage and Handling Tool Kit about why these style units are never acceptable.

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Post-Pandemic Tips for New Hospital Construction and Renovation

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 24, 2021 9:09:23 AM

As the nation continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, economies are beginning to re-open, and it may be time to start planning your new hospital construction or renovation projects. Where do you begin? How can you even source and procure your equipment when it may or not be backordered?

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PAPR vs. N95 Respirator: Why One Healthcare System Chose PAPRs

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 17, 2021 11:20:13 AM

Ensuring the safety and protection of their frontline healthcare workers has been a real fear as lack of PPE resources, in particular the N95, meant they have been unable to adequately protect their staff and patients. Like so many other healthcare providers throughout the United States, ProHealth Care based in Waukesha County, WI, has felt the pain of PPE supply shortages that has been caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Four Ways CME Can Make Your Next Veterans Home Project a Success!

By Cindy Juhas on Mar 11, 2021 11:02:10 AM

Veterans Homes are facilities that provide nursing home, assisted living, and adult day care services for American Veterans. They are owned, operated, and managed by state governments and further funded by the federal government. In 2018, approximately 7% of our population were veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Even though the Veteran population has been shrinking, the percentage of Veterans with disabilities is growing, which makes Veterans Homes even more essential. CME Corp is proud to work with many states in providing products and services for new or renovated Veterans Homes. Recently, CME partnered with Rhode Island on their new, 208-bed Bristol Veterans Home to source, procure, assemble, and install the requested medical equipment, furniture, and physical therapy apparatus. 

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4 Keys for Successful Healthcare Facility Equipment Installations

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 3, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Ordering, receiving, and installing major capital equipment items presents challenges for many healthcare facilities. The challenge becomes even more complex when multiple large pieces of equipment need to be ordered, received and installed at different locations within a limited period of time without interrupting patient care and workflow.

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Give Me Your Capital Equipment Request & I will Give You Peace of Mind

By CME Corp Staff on Feb 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you are in charge of ordering medical equipment for a hospital or healthcare facility, you understand the challenges. You’ve searched for easier ways to manage the process, but everything seems to fall short. So what do you really need for ease of mind when it comes to dealing with medical equipment ordering?

We’ve compiled a list of factors you should look for to make the lives of hospital purchasing agents and department managers less stressful.

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Enhance Operational Efficiencies & Reduce Costs with Smart Curtains

By KleenEdge on Feb 3, 2021 10:01:33 AM

Privacy curtains are one of the top, high-risk touchpoints in “patient zones” within medical facilities. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) already pose great risks to patients, and if you couple that with the risk of COVID-19, it is critical to ensure your privacy curtain exchanges are within protocol and in compliance with governing standards.

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Transparency in Supply Chain Management: The Key to On-Time Delivery

By CME Corp Staff on Dec 21, 2020 8:45:00 AM

As healthcare supply chains struggle to meet product demands during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been one noteworthy expectation voiced to CME Corp repeatedly: Healthcare supply chains need more visibility and more accurate communication when it comes to equipment logistics.

Timely and intentional delivery of crucial medical equipment has always been a primary pillar of our industry’s stated mission, but today and into the future, supply chain members must have global visibility into the entire supply chain, from the manufacturer to the end-user, including any issues that arise along the way.

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4 Key Tips to Keep in Mind for Your End-of-Budget-Year Procurement

By CME Corp Staff on Nov 24, 2020 1:30:00 PM

The end of year is a busy time in the healthcare industry, and if you’re responsible for equipment purchases, you’re surely aware of time running out for budgeted items. Add a global pandemic into the mix and you'll understand that time is of the essence. You may have approved items that have yet to be purchased before year-end or else you'll lose the approval.  Or, you may have a budget allocated that, if unspent, it will be reduced next year.

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