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Claim Your Items from the Red Sticker Event until July 19

Updated July 22, 2019

The ‘fire sale’ for free items ended on July 19. Over 100+ hospital items were repurposed – everything from office furniture to ultrasound machines. All unclaimed items will be assessed and donated to community organizations or deposited at the landfill. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Many of us have heard the late comedian George Carlin’s legendary monologue about “stuff.”

“Everybody’s gotta have a little place for their stuff, that’s all life is about. That’s the meaning of life, trying to find a place to keep your stuff.” – George Carlin

The bottom line is that we all have too much of it. And with the fast-approaching opening of the Mission Hospital North Tower on October 5, there is a lot of stuff that will need to be moved around.

“Eliminating unused items and decluttering work spaces today will make for a quicker and easier move tomorrow,” said James Gomez, a quality improvement advisor with Mission Health.

To ensure the new space is safe, clean, organized and efficient, a “red sticker” event was held last month across Mission Hospital’s flagship campus in an effort to tag and disposition outdated and unnecessary materials, supplies and equipment before the big move.

Hundreds of items were tagged during the process, ranging from radiology equipment and file cabinets to framed artwork and ink and toner cartridges.

One person’s trash is another’s treasure. 

A list of tagged items has been compiled and posted online. All Mission Health hospitals and facilities are eligible to claim items on the list. The list will only be available until Friday, July 19. Click here to view the list.

Here are some helpful tips to help you browse and search for items:

  • Use the drop-down filter on the teal-colored header row to select one or more categories of interest, such as disposal clinical supplies or equipment.
  • To perform a keyword search, hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key on your keyboard and press the ‘F’ key, which will open up a dialogue box where you can enter text.

Ask and you shall receive.

If your department is interested in claiming any items on the list, please reach to directly to the item’s contact person via the email address provided in the list. The receiving department must arrange for transport, as items will not be automatically delivered. Important: Be sure to notify James Gomez (see contact information below) about any items that are being claimed, so they can be removed from the list.

Any unclaimed items will be surplused, donated or trashed based on the condition.

James adds, “Hopefully some departments will be able to avail themselves from this bounty and keep some of the better ‘stuff’ from ending up in our landfills!”

Aye aye, captain.

Questions? Contact James Gomez at (386) 956-5079 or email


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