(PRWEB) September 02, 2014
The Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL, in southwestern Chicagoland, constructed a new 290,000 square-foot West Pavilion patient tower, which included the selection of 500 Tufftec® Lockers from Scranton Products for the nurse’s lounge near the maternity ward. Established in 1930, Little Company of Mary Hospital’s $180 million, four-year Campus Transformation project is culminating in late Summer 2014 with the connection of the West Pavilion tower to the North Pavilion, as well as the West Pavilion driveway and east courtyard.
The Tufftec Lockers replaced metal lockers, which were subject to dents, rust and other maintenance problems. The Z-shaped locker design enabled them to be stacked top and bottom, which greatly maximizes space by enabling two lockers to fit into the space of one. The new lockers each have a shelf, hangars, hooks and separate shoe space, which is important to reduce the spreading of bacteria from the bottoms of shoes to clothing.
“The new lockers are much more hygienic than metal because bacteria cannot live on the surface for very long,” says Mary Grimm, RN, Nurse Manager for Maternal Child Services. “Whereas crevices and rust on metal can harbor bacteria and viruses, the Tufftec lockers are very easy to clean and wipe down.” She also noted they are GREENGUARD Gold Certified to meet the strictest standards for indoor air quality.
Tufftec Lockers are available in eight classic and two speckled colors to complement virtually any style or décor. The lockers were selected in beige color to match the nurse’s lounge’s neutral colors.
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