Reminder: Scrub dispensing machines being phased out

February 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Say so long to the “Scrub Ex” machines.

As a reminder, the scrub uniform dispensers are being phased out across Michigan Medicine in response to feedback from the annual employee survey. Instead, team members will be able to grab their scrub uniforms from accessible, open-rack shelves without the need for credits or tracking.

The new “grab-and-go” program was successfully piloted last year in the operating rooms at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Many Scrub Ex machines have since been eliminated, with all machines across the organization slated to be replaced with open racks by the end of February.

To help with the transition, there are few things all faculty and staff should keep in mind:

  • Take only what you need: Take only one bottom and one top at a time.
  • Return used scrubs: All used items should be returned promptly in order for them to be properly handled by the laundry team for appropriate care.
  • Keep laundry areas tidy: Maintaining neat areas will help the linen distribution team ensure accurate stock and for colleagues to find what they are looking for.
  • Do not wear scrubs outside the hospital: As health care professionals, it is your duty to ensure the safety of all employees, patients and families — and removing scrubs in the hospital goes a long way toward achieving that goal.

Please review the Infection Control Policy for awareness and more information. Talk to your supervisor if you have additional questions.