Ann Fahey-Widman, APR
Vice President, Corporate Communications
See how Medline’s Complete Deliver System (CDS) has helped this 224-bed acute care hospital improve overall efficiency and flow of their supplies in the operating room and dramatically reduce inventory supply costs. With CDS, Anaheim Regional Medical Center is experiencing significant reduction in surgical case prep time, optimized OR storage space, a streamlined supply chain, as well as happy staff and happy surgeons.
When Aspirus Wausau Hospital, a 325-bed facility in Wausau, Wisconsin, needed help optimizing their supply chain distribution system for greater efficiency and cost savings, they turned to Medline for a solution. Medline’s Service Center Supply Management Program consolidates materials management functions, including inventory replenishment, receiving, warehousing, central distribution, inventory control and transportation of medical and other stock supplies, into a single operation.
Bloomington Hospital, a 297-bed facility in Bloomington, Ind., was searching for a more efficient system to organize its surgical supplies. Medline’s Complete Delivery System (CDS) was the solution as it places all the components for a surgical procedure in one container, reducing staff time picking each component for a case and improving OR turnover rate.
This Inverness, FL community hospital created a partnership with Medline to help them keep on the cutting edge of new products and clinical support, while at the same time working to keep costs down.
Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed non-profit teaching community hospital in Rome, Georgia, reduced CAUTI rates by 83 percent and catheter usage by 23 percent throughout the hospital by employing the ERASE CAUTI catheter management system.
Michael Turner, M.D., Neurological Surgeon at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine Institute in Indianapolis, IN, explains how he uses Optifoam AG to create an effective barrier between the open hair follicles, sweat glands, implants and his hands. He also discusses how combining this practice with the use of Arglaes Film has resulted in reduced infection rates.
Medline has partnered with HLS, the largest healthcare laundry in North America, since they went into business over 35 years ago. Medline also was there when the company was looking for help in creating a sterile processing area in 2002.
Jennie Edmundson Hospital, a 225-bed hospital in Council Bluffs, IA, reduced its pressure ulcer incidence rate from nine percent to zero in 90 days with Medline’s Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program. Today, the combination of comprehensive education with best-in-class products helps keep the incidence rate at zero.
By employing Medline’s color-by-discipline program, patients at the Medical Center of the Rockies can easily identify the hospital’s employees by their color-coded uniforms. Since using the program, the 136-bed facility in Loveland, CO., has seen its patient and staff satisfaction scores improve dramatically.
Watch how this 230-bed Baltimore-area hospital used Medline’s Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program to drive the prevalence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers from 26 percent to zero – in just six months.
This 1,200-bed teaching facility in Dearborn, MI, has improved its hand hygiene compliance from the national average of below 50 percent to 80 percent by partnering with Medline and its Hand Hygiene Compliance Program. The clinical leadership attributes the improved compliance rates to the program’s extensive staff education and highly effective products.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the leading healthcare-associated infections. Parrish Medical Center, a 210-bed hospital in Titusville, FL, is partnering with Medline and its ERASE CAUTI program, featuring a “revolutionary” one-layer tray design and comprehensive education, to reach a goal of zero CAUTIs.
Looking to reduce costs, this 285-bed, Boston-area hospital with 14 operating rooms had the “smoothest transition they ever experienced” as Medline standardized their OR products, streamlined their case carts and redesigned their storage location.
See how an innovatively designed oral care system is helping the staff at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio improve compliance and patient care and reduce the chance for ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Surgical packs are a crucial element to any successful patient operation. So when Tampa General Hospital, a 950-bed teaching hospital in Tampa, FL., decided to switch to Medline packs, the conversion had to be smooth and efficient. Learn how Medline worked with Tampa General to convert this key OR product.
Unity Hospital, a 329-bed facility in Rochester, NY, is focused on reducing hospital-acquired conditions. In particular, the hospital is partnering with Medline to implement its ERASE CAUTI and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programs to improve quality of care and patient outcomes.