Moving Healthcare Equipment Demands Precision, Care, Expertise
Whether you are relocating an entire medical facility or a small amount of medical equipment, choosing the right healthcare mover is the best strategy to ensure a seamless transition. Here are 10 key criteria you should consider when selecting a healthcare moving company:
#1 Experience Matters
The most important criterion when choosing a healthcare mover is experience. When considering healthcare mover candidates, search for a company that has a proven track record of relocating healthcare equipment safely.
#2 Handling Sensitive Equipment
Healthcare facilities typically house delicate, high-value medical equipment. Your chosen mover should have extensive experience in breaking down, packing, and transporting high-value equipment safely. They should use specialized packaging materials and techniques to ensure the equipment’s integrity during transit.
#3 Setup and Testing
After transporting your equipment to a new location, a reputable healthcare moving company should be able to assist with setting up at the new location. They should have technicians who can ensure that all medical devices are functioning correctly after the move. This is crucial for minimizing downtime and ensuring continuity of patient care.
Time is crucial in the healthcare industry. An experienced healthcare mover understands that every moment counts and can work swiftly to effectively minimize disruption to patient care.
#5 Organizational Skills
Healthcare equipment relocation can be very complex. It is important to choose a healthcare mover that is well-organized and provides a clear moving plan with real-time communication. For healthcare moves especially, move plans should include specific timelines.
#6 Contingency Plans
Planning for the unexpected is one of the marks of a top-quality healthcare mover. Be sure that your move plan has contingency plans built in to ensure the success of your move, even if obstacles arise.
Nothing is as constant as change. Medical emergencies and other unexpected situations can upend moving plans early on or at the last minute. An experienced healthcare mover is agile enough to pivot as needed to ensure you achieve the result you desire.
#8 Established Reputation
Does your healthcare mover have proof of their past performance moving other healthcare facilities? Take the time to speak with previous clients to learn how well your candidates have performed in similar situations.
#9 Licensing and Insurance
What if? Be sure that you fully understand your insurance options for your healthcare equipment relocation. Be sure you are comfortable with the level of protection for your move.
#10 Transparent Pricing
Be sure, when you are comparing prices for your healthcare equipment relocation, that the quotes are equivalent. Some costs that may not be included are steps, availability of freight elevators and loading docks, temporary storage, fuel surcharges, setup, breakdown, packing materials, and more. A comprehensive move plan (and quote) will include every cost.
In conclusion, selecting the right healthcare mover is a critical decision that can greatly impact the success of your healthcare equipment relocation. By carefully evaluating potential movers based on the criteria mentioned above, you can ensure a smooth and stress-free transition, allowing you to focus on providing the best possible care to your patients.
Interstate Logistics has more than 80 years of experience handling complex moves of sensitive assets such as medical equipment. If you would like to know more about how we can assist you with your healthcare move, call us today at 800.745.6683 for a free, no-obligation estimate.