Why A Needs Assessment?
Medical facilities and nursing homes face unique challenges when it comes to managing their waste and recycling. Medical facilities produce a variety of waste types, often in large volumes. The physical size of buildings and intricate floor plans add to the complexity of efficient mitigation of this waste. Managers need efficient ways to deal with the excess waste that is produced in patient care, kitchens, cafeterias, lobbies, shipping areas, laundry services, and more.
Often times, facilities managers may not realize that their current system of managing waste is inefficient and costly. They may be utilizing standard trash receptacles that take up valuable employee time to empty on a frequent schedule. Their outside open-top dumpsters might also be emptied more often than necessary if they do not utilize a compaction system. Some facilities do not participate in any sort of cardboard, plastic, aluminum, or textile recycling program to recoup lost revenue from these commodities being thrown into the waste stream.
Even if Facility Managers have implemented compaction and baling systems for their waste and recycling, some of these solutions may be out-of-date, inefficient, or in need of repair.
Where can medical facilities managers turn to get an honest assessment of their current processes without high sales pressure or inaccurate information?
Harmony Can Help
Harmony Enterprises is offering a free, no-obligation needs assessment for hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. As a part of this needs assessment, our highly trained staff will travel to your location and work WITH you to evaluate the overall efficiency of your current practices.
Together, we will look at the overall floor plan, types of collection systems used, staff FTE’s required to complete the tasks, number of pulls taken by the haulers, and condition of all current equipment in use. Harmony will use that information to create an action plan, if needed, to improve your facility’s bottom line.
Because Harmony is the innovative global solutions provider, we are able to recommend quality products like our SmartPack Automatic Trash Compactor, which is ideal for lobbies and cafeterias, or our 450SS Stainless Steel Compactor, which serves the needs of kitchens and patient care floors.
Harmony is also able to provide larger affordable equipment, such as vertical balers, or stationary and self-contained compactors should the need arise. All of these products are available with wireless monitoring that allows you and your staff to perform your waste handling tasks on a “just in time” basis.
In addition to equipment recommendations, Harmony Enterprises is able to provide service and replacement parts for any brand or model of equipment nationwide.
Long Term Partnership
Many hospitals and care facilities have taken advantage of Harmony’s needs assessment, products, and services. Harmony’s Proven Process involves a True Partnership approach long after the initial needs assessment is performed. We will be there with you as your needs change and your facility grows.
Harmony understands that as waste and recycling is optimized in medical facilities, it has a positive impact on the environment, patient and employee experience, and can lead to an overall reduction in costs for both the health care provider, and potentially the patient.