During a recent visit to a large medical academic center in California, CME Chief Strategy Officer Cindy Juhas walked across campus through an underground tunnel system that connects their buildings. Every underground path was lined with retired equipment. She walked among forgotten hospital beds, stretchers, mobile ECG units, shelving units and carts. The tunnels had become an equipment catacomb. There must be a better way, and there is! Those retired pieces of equipment should be viewed as a revenue stream for the facility.
Equipment disposition has long been a problem in many healthcare systems. The responsible department varies by facility, often landing in the gray areas between the Biomedical team and the Facilities Management department.
Cindy discusses the 5 Pathways of Disposition with Healthcare Purchasing News.
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About Cindy Juhas: It’s not uncommon to see an article by Cindy in an industry magazine. As the owner of Hospital Associates, Cindy made a name for herself as a leader in the healthcare industry. She was the first woman to chair the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) and the first woman inducted into the Medical Distribution Hall of Fame. Her focus for developing the company go-to-market strategy is paramount to CME’s success and goal of being the leading comprehensive healthcare equipment and turnkey logistics company.
About CME: CME is a comprehensive healthcare equipment and turn-key logistics company providing personalized support and service. With service centers nationwide that offer more than 1 million medical products from over 1,400 manufacturers, CME works to be a healthcare system’s complete equipment solution providing product selection, procurement, warehousing, assembly, staging, direct-to-site delivery, installation, and biomed services for all of its equipment. For more information, visit www.cmecorp.com.