A Metro Shelving Success Story

Sibley Memorial Hospital, a 344-bed community hospital serving the Washington, DC area, recently underwent renovations that created new, state-of-the-art operating rooms. As part of these renovations, new storage solutions were necessary — including mandates requiring that all supplies be entered into a computerized materials management system in order to eliminate hallway clutter and create one centralized storage location.

For the past 22 years, Sibley had been using Metro shelving throughout the hospital, from hallways and storerooms to operating rooms. During the year-long renovation project, all new shelving had to be ready for changes at any time. Metro’s new Super Adjustable Super Erecta™ was the perfect solution. Shelves can be assembled and used for months, and adjusted when the need for a change in storage presents itself. The patented release lever allows shelves to be adjusted simply and easily at a moment’s notice. Sibley used these features to adjust its shelves so their storage bins fit between them and could be pulled out smoothly, with no wasted space on the shelving unit. With Metro storage solutions, Sibley was able to consolidate its five storerooms into one room, and even gain space for eight additional shelving units.

Not only did this save space and improve organization, but since using centralized storage, Sibley has lowered its usage and storage costs by 10% per month. It saves time as well — the task of taking inventory used to take three or four people most of a day to complete, a task that can now be done by one person in less than two hours.

A wide line of Metro shelving solutions, including the Super Adjustable Super Erecta™ line, is available from Material Flow and Metro-Wire.com.