PHOENIX, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ongoing recession is a constant reality across the country, from New York to California. With economic hardships hitting small businesses the hardest, small companies might be forgiven for not placing the environment high among their priorities. However, Maldonado Medical, a regional leader in Durable Medical Equipment in the Southwestern United States, has an environmental green initiative; proving that one of the best ways to remain in the black is to go green.
Maldonado Medical's green initiative is multipronged, affecting and improving every aspect of their business. Video and telecommunication reduces travel costs and time while allowing for the members of management in different states to communicate face-to-face at any time via high definition video conferencing. Electronic signature capture allows patients to sign documents and paperwork by notebook computers equipped with styluses and touch pads, saving over ten thousand sheets of paper annually. In Santa Monica, California, the local delivery vehicle is a four door G.E.M. Car, which is a licensed electric vehicle that can operate for up to 30 miles on a single charge and drive on any street with a speed limit up to 35 miles per hour.
"It's not just good for the environment, it's good for business," states Brandon Maldonado, President of Maldonado Medical and spearhead of the ongoing environmental program. "Our investments in paperless recordkeeping, electronic signature capture technologies with convertible tablet PC's, state of the art HD video conferencing and low emission vehicles have already paid for themselves in travel, fuel, ink and storage. Additionally, the positive response from our clients, doctors and patients has helped our company grow during a time when many in our healthcare sector are downsizing."
With the green program netting positive, tangible results, Maldonado Medical plans to further their environmental initiative, with goals to continue regional expansion while attaining carbon neutral status by 2015.
SOURCE Maldonado Medical