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Benefits of Standardizing Cold Storage: Case Study in Medical-Grade Refrigeration

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 by Colleen Holtkamp

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Margaret Mary Health (MMH) is a critical access hospital with a core clinical laboratory as well as a satellite lab located in the oncology and outpatient clinic. Several years ago, Annette Gillman, MT(ASCP), Laboratory Manager at MMH, realized the value of implementing medical-grade refrigeration that is designed to maintain the specific temperature ranges required for their reagents and other temperature-sensitive products.

Over time, Margaret Mary Health has standardized on a single vendor for medical-grade refrigeration. This has enabled MMH to achieve consistent storage protocols, effective monitoring, and efficient inventory control. Inventory control is very important for operational efficiency. Helmer Scientific products support effective inventory control. For example, refrigerators with glass doors provide better product visibility, and configurable storage options support improved organization. This enables efficient stock rotation and better inventory management.

Because of the strict temperature ranges required for their stored products, accreditation requirements, and the benefits of effective inventory control, MMH has realized value from implementing medical-grade cold storage from Helmer Scientific. Read the full article to learn more.

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Colleen Holtkamp

Written by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer designs, manufactures, and markets specialized medical and laboratory equipment to customers in more than 125 countries. With an extensive background in Helmer products, Colleen’s focus is on the Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank segments.

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