Medical Construction & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

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60 Medical Construction & Design | M AY/ J U N E 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Products Stonhard provides long-term solution for medical center experiencing continuous fl ooring damage World-Class Facility Seeks World-Class Solution Crozer-Chester Medical Center is a 400+ bed, tertiary-care teaching hospital located in Upland, Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. As a Level II trauma center, the medical center admits more than 19,000 patients, treats approxi- mately 53,000 emergency department patients and delivers about 1,700 babies annually. It also includes the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center. Like many healthcare facilities, vinyl sheet goods were used for its operating room fl oors — only to fi nd the need to replace and repair the fl oors often. Though vinyl sheets may appear seamless, they are not truly weldless, making them at risk for compromising infection control practices. This type of fl ooring also does not have the necessary physical characteristics to stand up to the demands of a high-traffi c environment over time. In addition to wear, operating rooms also face impact from surgical instruments, abrasion from heavy equipment and stains from harsh chemicals and rigorous cleaning. Meeting infection control standards are of the utmost importance in these spaces. Bacteria and other microorganisms can harbor and grow within any opening or damaged area of a fl ooring system. Facing continuous damage, Crozer knew it needed to fi nd a durable, long-term solution. Stonhard recommended Stonres RTZ, a urethane mortar system preferred for operating rooms for its ergonomic, resilient, noise-reducing and stain- resistant properties. Like all Stonhard resinous fl ooring systems, it has no welds, seams or joints. This off ers the highest level of support in fl ooring for infection control programs in healthcare facilities. This cannot be found with vinyl products; only a poured fl ooring system can provide this type of protection. In addition, the fl ooring is easy to clean and maintain and is formulated to withstand falling surgical instruments and heavy traffi c from equipment and personnel. Since 2008, Stonhard has been delivering Crozer custom Stonres RTZ products and installations to meet its needs for long-term fl ooring replacements and solutions. For its operating rooms, Crozer selected custom colors with custom borders and patterns. Stonhard crews removed the existing vinyl sheet goods and installed Stonres RTZ one operating room at a time. To date, three operating rooms and a hybrid operating room have been completed. In addition to the ability to customize, Crozer is pleased with Stonhard's turnkey approach because it is working with one company from start to fi nish — from specifi cation, to installation, to the maintenance of the fl oor systems. With poured-in-place Stonres RTZ, operating rooms no longer have to be shut down to make costly repairs. Visit FLOORING A poured-in-place urethane mortar system provides this operating room with weldless, long-lasting, stain-resistant fl oors. Stonres RTZ offers a vast color palette with the option to incorpo- rate traditional patterns or custom designs.

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