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Lakewood Health System wins Akro-Mils Before and After contest

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Lakewood Health System has been named the nationwide winner of Akro-Mils Before and After Room Reorganization Photo Contest.

Members of Lakewood's material management department, as well as members from the emergency, medical surgery and hospital nursing departments, in cooperation with Process Improvement, were responsible for transforming Lakewood's supply rooms using two-bin reorganization system products from Akro-Mils.

For winning the contest, Lakewood received free Akro-Mils bins. "The two-bin reorganization system we are implementing is new to the hospital environment, and has been very successful for us so far," said Material Management Director Melanie Bestland. "These implementations will go a long way in continuing to increase patient care and decrease costs for Lakewood."

This system puts everything in its place, which reduces searching for supplies, as well as eliminating unnecessary counting during supply stocking.

Akro-Mils is a nationwide manufacturer of storage and organization products, based in Akron, Ohio.

For more information on this award or the newly implemented reorganization system, contact Melanie Bestland at or (218) 894-8828.