New Parkland Hospital to Implement Transvac’s Automated Waste, Recycling and Soiled Linen Collection System

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Significant annual cost savings is one reason Parkland selected the automated solution.

Once we understood how the TransVac system worked and the long-term return on investment, the only question asked was: How can we not do this?

TransVac, the leading provider of automated trash, recycling and soiled linen collection and transport systems in hospitals, today announces that it is installing its system in the new Parkland Hospital, which is part of Parkland Hospital & Health System in Dallas, Texas.

TransVac was selected because of the significant annual cost savings the system will provide Parkland. Additionally, the system promotes a healthy, clean and efficiently designed environment, which improves patient and staff satisfaction.

The new Parkland Hospital, currently under construction, is one of the largest hospital projects in the U.S. At a budget of $1.2 billion, the new 2.5 million square foot facility will support an 862-bed adult in-patient hospital, outpatient center, parking and central utility plant and a logistics building. The new hospital project is planned for completion in 2014.

"TransVac will remove clutter from the hospital in areas normally occupied by manual resources for waste removal including people and trash carts, which immediately improves facility aesthetics and patient safety," says Kurt Dierking, Parkland’s Vice President of Facilities Support Services. "Once we understood how the TransVac system worked and the long-term return on investment, the only question asked was: How can we not do this?"

TransVac's team of engineers and designers is working with facility owners, architects and consultants to implement the TransVac system into the building's design and infrastructure. TransVac will install trash and soiled linen loading stations throughout the hospital to enhance operational efficiency and support the hospital's infection control initiatives.

TransVac will incorporate a network of vertical and horizontal sealed tubes throughout the hospital. The system will pull material from each loading station through use of computer monitored and controlled air-vacuum technology. Traveling at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, material will be transported to a centralized, final collection point, offering considerable health, operational and financial advantages.

"We're very excited to be involved with the Parkland project," said TransVac President Harry Pliskin. "We're confident the TransVac system will help Parkland accomplish its goal of providing the best possible healthcare environment by increasing operating efficiency and minimizing exposure to infectious materials, both of which improve patient safety and satisfaction, while returning Parkland's investment in just a few years."

About Parkland Memorial Hospital

Parkland Memorial Hospital is Dallas County’s public hospital. Parkland operates 770 staffed adult beds and 65 staffed neonatal beds in its hospital, 11 primary care clinics and many outreach and educational programs. Parkland was the first Level I trauma center in North Texas, is one of the busiest ERs in the country, operates a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is home to the second largest civilian burn unit in the U.S.    

About TransVac

TransVac sets the standard for waste and soiled linen collection solutions for hospitals. We provide 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 the world's leading healthcare facilities, and continues to expand its advanced technologies in other applicable markets including hotels, airports, mixed-use developments and large entertainment venues.

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