Lenexa, Kan. – Most American hospitals dedicate expensive square footage to store expensive, broken hospital beds awaiting expensive repairs. Sometimes called “bed graveyards” by industry insiders, these storage areas can cost facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
“Our customers spoke, and Sizewise listened,” said Tim McCarty, head of sales. “Busy hospitals need beds that are durable and ready when the hospital is at capacity. We hear time and again that broken equipment slows down patient care – resulting in lost revenue and decreased patient satisfaction.”
Sizewise Worldwide introduced two solutions to those problems: Sizewise Alliance™, a durable, low-maintenance Medical-Surgical (Med-Surg) bed; and the optional Sizewise Shared Risk Program, an industry-first loaner program specifically for hospital beds. The program is made possible by around-the-clock staffing out of 68 Sizewise locations nationwide.
“Our expert team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said McCarty. “We’re so confident in our ability to respond to, repair, and redeploy Alliance beds, that if we’re unable to do so within 48 hours, our hospital customers get a free loaner until the equipment is back in service.”
In trials of the Alliance bed, some estimates showed hospitals saving up to 20 percent per year on equipment costs by maximizing bed uptime and reducing unused and underutilized equipment. Sizewise offers a free, no-obligation bed usage review to hospitals looking to streamline bed costs. Call 800-814-9389 to request a bed usage review.