Selecting and purchasing reliable hospital and clinic appliances that will work well for your healthcare facility can be a real challenge. Appliances are likely not part of your everyday purchases or existing product formulary. Between the wealth of options, spectrum of features and today’s supply chain challenges, it can be a difficult purchase to navigate. In this post, we’ll break down the options available, what features you can expect, and what logistics and installation services you can tap into to make delivery day a breeze.
Hospital and Clinics Appliance Purchasing Guide
Step 1: Select the right brand for each space
Different appliance brands specialize in various products and feature sets that make them better suited for some applications and rooms over others. Parsing through all the options can be time consuming. That’s why our healthcare product experts curated popular and reliable items for you below.
Choose residential appliances for spaces that serve a smaller subset of staff or patients, like breakrooms, satellite kitchens, inpatient rehabilitation and other areas. Here are our recommendations for leading brands offering a full spectrum of appliance types, including refrigerators, ranges, range hoods, dishwashers, washers and dryers, and microwaves.
Product Spotlight: GE Residential Appliances
These reliable residential options from GE are top picks by our product experts and customers alike – and backed by a leading brand in home appliances and beyond.
Commercial Laundry Rooms
Laundry demands are never-ending in healthcare facilities. Commercial laundry equipment is designed to endure high usage rates, drive efficiencies with larger capacities and provide enhanced overall durability to stand up to the unique care needs of your patient population.
Product Spotlight: Speed Queen by Unimac
Rated #1 in Appliance Brand Reliability by Consumer Reports June 2022.
Speciality appliances include full-size refrigerators, freezers, beverage refrigerators, medical refrigerators and more.
Product Spotlight: Accucold Refrigeration
Designed specifically for medical and pharmacy applications, Accucold Refrigerators offer high-performance features to help ensure consistent cooling, including advanced temperature control, alarms for safer monitoring and a narrow +/-1℃ Temp.
Small Space Appliances
When you’re short on space, explore our selection of combination appliances, compact refrigerators, countertop appliances and more. These types of appliances are perfect for break rooms, offices, locker rooms, extended-stay patient rooms and anywhere else where space is at a premium.
Step 2: Choose from Delivery & Installation Services
Now that you’ve selected your hospital appliances, it’s important to think through the logistics of getting these appliances into your facility and installed correctly. Especially when it comes to large appliances, complex installations or multi-equipment orders, leveraging delivery and installation services can save you and your staff time and money.
Direct Supply offers a spectrum of delivery and installation services to align with the healthcare appliances you ordered and the unique needs of your facility.
Included with your purchase, this option gets your products dropped off to a single location of your choosing.
Rely on a professional team to ensure your hospital appliances are set in place and properly installed, while minimizing disruption to your staff and patients. This service includes removal and disposal of all the packaging.
Choose this option for in-patient settings where you wish to have items delivered directly to patient rooms and left in the packaging.
Room Delivery & Uncrating
Get hospital appliances delivered to the patient’s room, uncrated and set in place. Our installers will inspect items and work proactively with the manufacturers if there’s a problem. This service includes removal and disposal of all the packaging.
Eliminate the hassle of dealing with old appliances. Our team will disconnect old appliances and safely move them to a different area of your facility, or we can haul them away and responsibly dispose of them.
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