After many years of servicing “source equipment” in medical centers and other healthcare facilities, Scales Industrial Technologies has launched a subsidiary — Scales Medical Technologies, Inc. (SMT) — to provide a broad spectrum of medical gas solutions for hospitals/medical centers, nursing homes, laboratories and ambulatory surgical facilities.
“Our ability to design, supply, install, test, and maintain medical gas systems and equipment means customers will be able to fully rely on SMT for the solutions they need,” says Jay D’Agostino, Sales Manager for Scales Medical Technologies, who was recently chosen to run this newly-formed subsidiary. “A couple of years ago, Scales’ management identified that many healthcare facilities needed and wanted a single-source service provider for both source and ‘pipeline’ equipment. While recognizing that the hospital and industrial markets have their differences, Scales’ years of experience supplying, and servicing medical-based compressed air systems gives our company a unique perspective on their specific operating requirements.”
In addition to offering a complete line of source and pipeline equipment, as well as components, Scales’ Medical Technologies has devoted a special team of factory-trained and credentialed technicians to focus exclusively on the healthcare market. Thanks to a fleet of fully-equipped service vehicles, they’ll be available to perform 24/7 emergency services for a broad array of healthcare facilities in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Just as important, SMT is offering complete maintenance agreements to assure the efficiency and reliability of medical gas systems.
“Scales has an exclusive agreement to represent Ohio Medical Corporation in these states,” says D’Agostino, “and will provide their complete medical gas equipment product line to plumbing contractors for new construction projects. We’ll also be able to supply a full range of replacement options for all their medical gas equipment needs. The SMT team will have the expertise and resources to effectuate required annual testing services, deficiency repairs, trace gas analysis, preventative maintenance, and air exchange rate testing, among other capabilities. And, of course, as our current customers have come to expect of Scales, our SMT team will give free consultations and estimates for all services offered.”
According to Scales Industrial Technologies’ Chief Operating Office Niff Ambrosino, SMT’s NITC-credentialed 6030 medical gas verifiers can provide state-of-the-art verification services to plumbing contractors and healthcare facilities for new construction projects in accordance with the latest edition of NFPA 99-Standard for Healthcare Facilities codes. Their new subsidiary’s medical gas specialists deliver expert medical gas system design and specification assistance to mechanical and plumbing engineers, as well. NITC 6010 medical gas installers offer complete turn-key solutions for most medical gas installations.
“The creation of Scales Medical Technologies represents a major business commitment for our company,” asserts Ambrosino. “That’s why we will continue to staff SMT with expert certified technicians. It’s the only way our customers have the peace-of-mind of knowing that, during unwanted breakdown of essential life-safety medical gas systems, critical help will be there…whenever it’s needed, day or night.