(PRWEB) August 29, 2013
A one million square-foot medical campus located in the Southwestern U.S. has contracted with TransVac to install an automated trash, recycling and soiled linen collection and transport system to boost operational efficiency and to promote a healthy, healing environment.
With expected completion in 2016, the $1 billion advanced medical center will combine best practices in medical technology, architectural aesthetics, and patient-centered LEED-certified design. Recognizing that traditional trash and linen collection with chutes, carts and elevators may be inefficient, messy and a potential infection control risk, the hospital selected the TransVac solution, which reduces exposure time to dirty material by approximately 80% compared to traditional methods.
The computer-controlled TransVac system features loading stations for trash/recycling and soiled linen on each floor. An air-powered, dedicated sealed network of 16-inch vertical and horizontal tubing pulls trash, recycling and linen at high speed through the hospital complex to a central collection destination for each type of material. The TransVac system will serve seven floors across the medical center.
The system offers significant space, maintenance and labor savings, enhanced operational efficiency, improved infection control and hospital-wide cleanliness.
“Today, leading hospitals demand the application of best practices, green building technologies and LEED-certified applications,” says TransVac President Harry Pliskin. “Our solution fits within the context of best practices for the safe, efficient and rapid handling of trash, recycling and soiled linen in hospitals.”
TransVac is the trusted leader in automated trash, recycling and soiled linen collection and transport solutions for hospitals. Our proven, best practice solutions make hospitals cleaner, healthier environments while saving millions in operating costs, enabling smarter real estate allocation and a stronger bottom line. TransVac is a professional design and engineering company with industry-leading capabilities in LEED, evidence-based design (EBD) and space utilization.
For more than 40 years, TransVac has installed systems in many of the world’s leading healthcare facilities, and continues to expand its advanced technologies in residential/mixed-use communities and public venues such as sports arenas and hotels. To learn more, visit http://www.transvacsolutions.com.