Medical Centers: Acute Care, Hospitals, Surgery Centers and EMS


In healthcare—for hospitals, acute care or surgery centers, or EMS—your goals are to cure, save and satisfy patients.

And, with ongoing business pressures related to rising costs, growing competition and mounting regulations—not to mention declining reimbursements—you must now adopt the “new normal.” What is it? A new “volume-to-value” model in which less frequent, yet higher-quality delivery of care is required.

Provide more care, receive more consistency

Operating in this new paradigm will require you to find ways to consolidate and better utilize resources to provide a more cost-effective and flexible infrastructure necessary to operate effectively today. Turn to Airgas for medical gases and value-added services that can function as part of a highly integrated patient care delivery system.

 

Medical gases and expertise

At Airgas Healthcare, an Air Liquide company, we have a long history providing medical gases to leading acute care facilities, hospitals, clinics, practices and EMS operations. We provide the following:

  • Medical gases
    • Oxygen, USP
    • Liquid oxygen, USP
    • Nitrogen, NF
    • Liquid nitrogen, NF
    • Nitrous oxide, USP
    • Laser mixes
    • Specialty gases
    • Drug/Device gas mixtures
  • Flexible gas delivery modes
    • Cylinders (available in a wide variety of sizes)
    • MicroBulk delivery
    • Bulk delivery
    • Walk-O2-Bout® portable cylinders
  • Gas-related equipment and services:
    • Medical gas regulators
    • Emergency oxygen equipment
    • Carts, stands and wall mounts
    • Accessories
    • Safety products
    • Oxygen therapy equipment
    • CO2 absorbant
    • Medical gas piping
    • Piping certifications
    • Design, installation and training

  • Reduce cost without compromise

    We'll help you streamline vendor management and standardize your supply to reduce overall costs and administrative expenses. Plus, our local service supported by national resources provides healthcare facilities and practices with more coverage and better distribution.

    Take advantage of a full scope of services—from gas delivery to hospitals and medical centers to medical gas system design, pre-construction consultation, annual inspections, preventative maintenance, testing and certification.

    • Consolidate vendors to streamline billing and administration
    • Improve positive outcomes by devoting less time to vendor management and more to quality care
    • Keep workforce trained on effective handling of medical gases

    Our medical gas installers, inspectors and verifiers are credentialed technicians following ASSE compliance guidelines. We also enforce “Authority Having Jurisdiction” (AHJ) standards for approving equipment, materials, installation and procedures for all our projects. Airgas offers:

    • Medical piped gas and vacuum systems
      • Installation
      • Testing
      • Repairs
      • Preventive maintenance
      • Shut-down services
      • Schematic drawings
    • Indoor air quality assessments
      • Evaluation of OSHA-regulated substances
      • Pressure differential in isolation rooms
      • Problem solve employee complaints
    • Education
      • Medical Gas Systems Installer School
      • Become ASSE 6010 Qualified and meet NFPA requirements

    Medical piping components

    We offer medical piping components from most major manufacturers, which can be custom configured to meet your exact needs, including:

    • Area alarms
    • Master alarms
    • Digital manifolds
    • Zone valve boxes
    • Medical gas outlets
    • Gas control panels source equipment (manifolds, medical air compressors, vacuum pumps, etc.)

    Find the right products and the right solutions—at the right time

    We’re always looking for ways to bring more economy and efficacy to your supply chain. As a leading single source for all things gases, welding and safety, we had a few breakthroughs of our own, including developing customized online tools for purchasing and inventory management, and providing a multichannel customer service model:

    • More than 1,100 locations nationwide
    • Expert account managers
    • Industry specialists
    • Dedicated telesales team
    • Robust eProcurement platform

    INTELLI-OX

    Increase patient safety & optimize time

    Accurately track Medical Oxygen usage and clearly identify the time remaining before run out.

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    TOTAL GAS MANAGEMENT

    Iron out the logistics

    Get expert guidance with Total Gas Management, a third-party partnership that provides you with a dedicated onsite TGM Specialist.

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    WALK-O2-BOUT

    Always ready when you are—wherever you are

    Simplify supply with our safe, reliable and easy-to-use solution for first responders and healthcare practitioners.

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