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Posted on Jul 21, 2016

In need of a gurney? Check out free hospital surplus list

Need a baby incubator? Lab centrifuge? How about a gurney or stretcher?
Those are just a few of more than 120 surplus medical and office items the Quincy Valley Medical Center wants to give away next month. You read that right … that baby incubator and other items are all free.
“All this stuff is in decent shape,” said Newton Moats, medical center purchasing manager. “We stored the items with hopes of using them someday, but that day isn’t coming. We just want to get rid of it now. We’re hoping the public will take it off our hands.”
The hospital equipment will be given away — first come, first serve — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at a storage area in the basement of Providence Funeral Services, located on the corner of Division Street East and Second Avenue SE in Quincy. (Do not use electronic maps or GPS, said Moats. You’ll be directed to the wrong location.)
The hospital items vary in age — anywhere from 2 months to 10 years — but for the most part are fully functional, said Moats.
A complete list of items is up on the hospital website.
Stored in the basement of a funeral home, the equipment also includes office items such as cabinets with multiple drawers, a computer desk and office wall dividers. Electronic gizmos on the list include a video camera system, video players, video monitors and a microfiche reader.
Other medical gear: an electrocardiogram machine, a patient lift system, a mobile infant warmer and an operating room garbage can holder. Also, don’t miss the Spacelabs vital signs monitor and the Gomco 404 Suction Machine.
“We rent that huge area in the basement of the funeral home, and we’d really like to empty it,” said Moats. “We just don’t need those things anymore.”


— By Mike Irwin, Wenatchee World

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