Lessons Learned Program - Lesson: Materials Handling
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Rockville, MD 20852
Activity: Other / Misc
Keyword: Materials Handling
At the ANMC a 6 inch diameter pneumatic tube system was installed connecting all the major Medical Departments. The system has worked very well saving time and staff hours for the many deliveries required between offices.
The potential of saving time and staff hours is available by incorporating a dependable pneumatic tube system in all large health centers and hospitals. The system can also help to solve departmental adjacency demands. Case in point; lab work sampling can be taken in Internal Medicine and forwarded directly to the Laboratory for analysis, eliminating the need for the Lab to be in close proximity to Internal Med.
Perform a design/ economic analysis and incorporate a pneumatic tube system where possible in new health centers and hospitals.
ANMC – Anchorage, AK