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Central core design in state-of-the-art surgical suites

In the central core approach to storage of perioperative supplies, an area amounting to a quarter or a third of the overall size of the surgical suite is devoted to storage.  Union Hospital (Terre Haute, IN) has a new surgical suite which incorporates this concept.  This article compiles brief interviews with various manufacturers’ reps and discusses storage solutions such as carts and carousels.

Source: Akridge, J.  Storage makeovers revamp OR revenue streams.  Healthcare Purchasing News;35(10):14-16, 18, Oct. 2011.  For full text click here: http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2011-10/1110-OR-Storage.html  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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