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When the Pandemic Subsides, What Do You Do With Your Excess Equipment?

By Binta Paye | May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic intensified before many healthcare systems were able to prepare accordingly. It disrupted the supply chain, sending healthcare systems into a frenzy as they sought after the necessary equipment. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that resources go quickly when the world is scrambling for the same materials at the same time.

The Harvard Business Review affirms that it is natural to focus on the shortages of equipment and act on them urgently. However, it is imperative to identify future depletions as early as possible; the sooner they are pinpointed, the earlier they can be resolved before the pandemic peaks.

If you’ve already read HPN’s COVID-19: Next Steps and Future Considerations, you understand the importance of staying prepared for and protected from the next pandemic. As countries around the world are working diligently to flatten the curve, what will you do with your excess equipment once the pandemic subsides? How can you ensure your healthcare system is timely prepared for the next pandemic? As the leading source of healthcare equipment in North America, CME Corp has the solution for you.

Utilizing our Direct-To-Site (DTS) services and our service centers across the country, CME will not only pick-up your equipment, but we will also store the equipment for you in our warehouse. With an expandable capacity up to 600,000 square feet, we have more than enough space for storage. This will help free up space in your facilities without actually diminishing your resources.

From there, we will catalog, reassemble, and deliver the equipment when you need it again. Whether you decide to repurpose the equipment, dispose of the equipment, or seek a storage solution, CME is here to help you manage your crucial emergency preparedness equipment.

Specifically, CME will:

  • Schedule the pick-up of your equipment

  • Transport the equipment to your local CME Service Center

  • Disassemble your equipment

  • Handle the cleaning and disinfecting of your equipment

  • Label and catalog your equipment to prep for its’ warehousing and storage

  • Utilize our Biomedical and Technical Services to properly maintain equipment

  • We’ll evaluate it to employ our Disposition Services

  • Once you need the equipment again, we will assemble and stage everything in our warehouse

  • Deliver the equipment when you’re ready

As you begin to assess your most recent pandemic response, determine what went well and what could’ve been handled more efficiently. CME will work with you to help you meet the goals of your supply chain directives. Contact us today for a free post-pandemic service evaluation. We have services centers, installation personnel, logistics, equipment specialists, and Biomedical Service Technicians (BMET) strategically located across the US to support any of your pandemic preparedness needs.

Each of our products and services can be customized to meet your specific desires and exigencies. Today's careful consideration and preparation will help to expand tomorrow's resources and, overall, patient outcomes.

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About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers.

With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

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