Swedish Medical Center Realizes Significant Cost Savings from Automated Trash and Linen Removal System: New Case Study Available

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TransVac's automated system keeps dirty material away from patients and staff.

When it came to waste and soiled linen collection solutions, TransVac offered the best option.

TransVac, the trusted leader in automated trash, recycling and soiled linen collection and transport solutions, today released a case study focused on best practices for managing waste and linen in hospitals.

The case study is about Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah, WA, a 175-bed, 200,000 square-foot facility in suburban Seattle. From its inception, hospital planners envisioned a state-of-the-art facility that was appealing, warm and inviting. In support of that vision, the hospital selected TransVac for its proven, cost effective and technically-superior solution for trash and soiled linen collection and transport.

Since completion in 2011, the TransVac system handles thousands of pounds of waste and over 1,000 pounds of soiled linen each day. The system transports material at high speed through dedicated, sealed tubing to its final destination near the dock. Personnel do not need to load, unload and manually transport dirty material from floors to the dock, and carts are not needed, eliminating associated repair, storage and replacement costs.

The result is a hospital that manages dirty material efficiently and away from patients and staff, reinforcing that image of Swedish as an advanced, clean, and attractive healing environment. “When it came to waste and soiled linen collection solutions, TransVac offered the best option,” says Swedish Medical Center Support Services Manager Steve Case. “It keeps all of our dirty material away from patients and staff, and it will pay for itself in less than four years and will continue returning cost savings year after year for the life of the hospital.”

Contact TransVac Solutions to request this case study.

About Swedish Medical Center
Based in Seattle and established in 1910, Swedish is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the Seattle area. Swedish has several hospital locations in the metro area including two hospitals in Downtown Seattle, a hospital in Ballard, a hospital in Edmonds, a hospital in Issaquah, and a freestanding emergency room and specialty center in Redmond and in Mill Creek near Everett. Swedish is affiliated with Providence Health & Services, which is a Catholic, not-for-profit organization founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1856 with 27 hospitals, 214 physician clinics and almost 53,000 employees across five states.

About TransVac
TransVac is a Denver-based professional design and engineering company with more than 40 years of success providing turnkey solutions for hospitals, utilizing industry-leading capabilities in LEED and EBD design and space utilization.

TransVac sets the standard for waste, recycling and soiled linen collection and transport solutions for hospitals. The company provides proven, best practices for making hospitals cleaner, more sanitary healing environments for patients while saving money on the collection and transport of dirty materials. TransVac has installed systems in many of the world's leading healthcare facilities, and continues to expand its advanced technologies into other applicable markets including hotels, airports, mixed-use developments and large entertainment venues.

Visit http://www.transvacsolutions.com to learn more.

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