How to Cut Costs When Opening a New Medical Facility
Opening a new medical facility can be an expensive undertaking. Whether it is a physician’s office, a specialty hospital, a medical clinic, or a veterinary facility there are numerous costs associated with it. One way to cut costs is to purchase used medical equipment from companies such as WEMed.
Not many people are familiar with the concept of buying used medical equipment. Some may even wonder if it is safe or hygienic. Rest assured, as long as the pieces are purchased from a facility that specializes in this area, all pieces are just as good as new equipment. By purchasing pre-owned pieces, facilities may be able to save up to 75 percent off their equipment costs.
There may be used items for sale that can be found on Ebay or Craigslist. These most often come from physicians who are closing down their practice and want to sell off all of their old equipment. Although the price may be tempting, this is not the best route to take. By purchasing from the physician, one cannot be assured that the items work correctly or have been cleaned to standards. It is best to purchase directly through a retailer that puts all pieces through a process to ensure they are top quality.
There are three basic classifications of used medical equipment. These are reconditioned, refurbished, or remanufactured. The common thread among all of these is that each process will ensure the item is up to OEM standards. When purchasing used pieces, one should be sure they buy only from a reputable company. They should be knowledgeable about their products, and be up to date on all product recalls. It is also a plus if they offer a parts and labor warranty as well as an in-house repair center. WEMed is an example of such a company.