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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2019

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3 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 1 9 W hen is it time to upgrade your endo- scopes? When you're spending more to repair your scopes than it would cost to replace them. Some weeks here at our 3- room GI center, we were sinking thousands to keep our aging fleet afloat. We finally stopped throwing good money after bad when we renovated our facility. The 6- month project, which cost several million dollars, includ- ed an overhaul of our capital equipment: high-definition endoscopes, video towers and monitors, as well as new sterilization equipment. That was a significant investment for our small center, so we worked hard to make the numbers work. They key was finding a ven- dor willing to negotiate a payment plan in order to reduce the up-front costs of our equipment upgrade. My advice to you: If a vendor won't Jimmy Henderson | Jonesboro, Ark. Bring Your GI Suite Up to Speed Without Breaking the Bank Pay-per-use financing helped us fund our facility-wide makeover. • BETTER EQUIPPED The Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro (Ark.) added space-saving automatic endoscope reprocessors, which feature RFID tracking capabilities and a 2-scope capacity. Jimmy Henderson

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