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Health Care and Medical Ice Machines


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Ice machines used in the medical world and in health care facilities are often different from those used in the foodservice industry. More often than not, we see nugget ice machines and flake ice machines put to use in health care facilities. There is an added emphasis on sanitation in these areas, so countertop, hands-free ice makers enjoy greater popularity. Nugget ice is popular as it is easily chewable, and helps reduce choking risks among patients. Flake ice may be used to treat injuries such as sprains, bruises, or contusions, and it is also used to transport medical supplies and delicate organs and tissues. The articles listed below examine some of the more popular health care ice machines and ice makers provided by Ice Machines Plus, so you can find the perfect one for your facility.

Ice-O-Matic MFI0800A

Ice-O-Matic’s MFI0800A Saves the Day when the Power’s Away

(May 29, 2013)
Ice is often one commodity that is overlooked in emergency situations. From small injuries to major power outages, ice is almost always sought after, but rarely found. This is why all disaster and emergency establishments should be equipped with a working ice maker that can make a great amount of ice every day. If you will be without power for several days or weeks, you are going to require ice to keep your perishable goods stored safely. Read on to find out more about Ice-O-Matic flake ice machines for use in emergency situations.

Scotsman MDT2C12A

Scotsman Countertop Ice Makers: Which One for My Health Care Facility?

(May 17, 2013)
The ice maker required for your business will depend largely upon the type and amount of ice that you require on a daily basis. With this in mind, we created an easy to read chart so that you can accurately compare Scotsman's most popular countertop ice makers, and compare their ice making rates and ice styles. If ice will be used for injury treatment or organ and tissue transport, a countertop flake ice maker will suffice. For consumption, a countertop nugget ice maker may suit you better. Continue reading to find the best Scotsman ice maker for your health care facility.

Scotsman Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

Countertop Ice Makers Offer Nugget Ice Anywhere

(May 15, 2013)
The countertop nugget ice makers from Scotsman's MDT Series are perfect for a variety of different uses, but they are especially useful in the hospital and other health care facilities. They can make over 500 pounds of nugget ice per day, so they are especially desirable in places that are in operation 24 hours a day. All of the MDT countertop ice makers are operated via a sensor as well, and do not require the user to touch the ice maker, making MDT ice makers incredibly sanitary as well. Continue reading for more information on individual models.

Hoshizaki Hands Free Ice Maker

Hoshizaki’s DCM-270BAH-OS: Hands Free Ice Dispensing

(April 25, 2013)
With the prevalence of germs in and around the hospital or health care facility, why should your ice maker be one to contribute to the potential spread of illness? This hands-free ice maker from Hoshizaki allows the operator to access ice and water without ever touching the ice making machine. This makes the DCM-270BAH-OS one of the most sanitary ice makers available.

Flake Ice in Glass

The Best Ice to Pack Your Cooler- From a Flake Ice Machine

(April 2, 2013)
While this article does not examine flake ice in a health care environment, it does provide greater insight into flake ice and the benefits it provides. Flake ice is perfect for packing coolers, and works well to keep sensitive organs safe when being transported. Read more to find out why flake ice does so well when perishable items require ice.

Ice-O-Matic EF Flaker

Medical Science… On Ice, with Flake Ice from Ice-O-Matic

(March 21, 2013)
This article focuses on the ways in which an Ice-O-Matic ice machine can benefit you in your health care facility. All of Ice-O-Matic's ice machines - from the undercounter EF Series to the larger flake ice making heads - were designed to create ice reliably, so ice is always had on hand when required.

Hospital Ice in Cup

Get Hospital Ice at Home with the Ice-O-Matic GEMU090

(February 26, 2013)
Hospital ice: If you've spend time in the hospital, you've probably had a positive experience with it. It is soft and chewable, unlike the standard, boring cubes found in most beverages. With the Ice-O-Matice GEMU090, you can have hospital ice without being required to take the stressful trip to the hospital. This ice machine is incredibly popular, especially since the discontinuation of the Scotsman NU130. Read on to find out more.

Manitowoc Undercounter Flaker RF-0399A

Flake Ice from the Manitowoc RF-0399A Keeps Products Cool

(December 11, 2012)
Whether you've got to keep your lunch cool, or keep transplant organs cool, the Manitowoc RF-0399A can help! In this article, we examine the way a flake ice maker like the RF-0399A helps keep products cool at a minor league baseball stadium. As mentioned earlier, flake ice is very versatile, and can be used across a broad spectrum. Having an undercounter flake ice machine like the RF-0399A on hand in any medical facility is never a bad idea. Keep reading to find out more about this unit.

Ice-O-Matic Logo

Ice-O-Matic’s GEMD540: Slim, Sanitary, Pearl Ice Production

(November 29, 2012)
In the doctor's office, hospital, and other health care facilities sanitation is very important. Thankfully, Ice-O-Matic's GEMD540 provides a touch-free operating, countertop ice machine that makes Ice-O-Matic's famous Pearl Ice. This is the soft, chewable, nugget style ice that is enjoyed by many. The GEMD540 also dispenses water from a separate spout, eliminating the need to use the water fountain where germs may congregate and spread.

Scotsman Ice Logo

Scotsman’s MDT3F12: Flake Ice For Health Care

(November 20, 2012)
Unlike other countertop ice makers, the MDT3F12 from Scotsman makes flake ice, and for a smaller ice maker (14 inches wide), it makes a lot of ice. This Scotsman ice maker operates via a hands-free sensor, so it senses when a user's container is present, and dispenses ice accordingly. The touch free sensor works to eliminate cross contamination and the spread of illnesses. The MDT3F12 also operates quietly, making it great for quiet hallways in health care facilities.

Scotsman Ice Logo

Scotsman’s MDT5N40A: Nugget Ice 24/7

(November 15, 2012)
One of the greatest benefits of the Scotsman MDT5N40A is its around-the-clock performance. In hospitals and health care facilities, employees are often required to work overnight shifts, as emergencies and problems can occur at any time. Those who work these shifts do not deserve any less ice than those working during the day. With the MDT5N40A and its 500+ pounds per 24 hour production, you can have ice on hand no matter the hour of the day or night. This is also one of Scotsman's hands-free ice machines, so operators are not required to touch the unit.

Scotsman Ice Logo

Nugget Ice From Scotsman’s MDT5N40: Countertop Convenience

(October 19, 2012)
This article provides detailed information regarding Scotsman's MDT5N40A, and the conveniences it provides in health care facilities. The touch-free settings allow users to gain access to ice and water without physically coming in contact with the machine, making the MDT5N40 one of the most sanitary ice machines available for the hospital, doctor's office, or other health care facilities.

Manitowoc Snowflake

Manitowoc’s Touch-Free SN-12AT and SN-20AT: Don’t Facilitate the Flu

(October 19, 2012)
Tired of seeing coworkers coughing up a storm, then pushing the lever on the drinking fountain to get a drink? If you fear the using the phone or turning the door handle, then the Manitowoc SN-12AT and SN-20AT may be the ice machine for you and your business! This countertop ice maker is for the "germaphobe", as it is incredibly sanitary, dispensing both ice and water without the user even touching the machine.

Scotsman Ice Logo

The Secret of Nugget Ice from Scotsman

(September 26, 2012)
What is it that makes Scotsman's nugget ice so lovable? We examine that and more in this article. Find out more about nugget ice machines, and the areas in which they excel. Nugget ice is great in health care settings as it is soft and easily chewable, helping reduce choking potentials.

Scotsman MDT5N40

Scotsman Countertop Nugget Ice Makers

(April 17, 2012)
Scotsman's countertop ice maker and dispenser units from the MDT Series are excellent for those who desire an ice machine, but don't need a larger ice making head and ice bin taking up a great amount of space. These countertop units are ideal for health care facilities, hospitals, and doctor's offices, but they also work well in corporate offices, schools, cafeterias, and anywhere else that people desire ice from a "self-service" ice maker. The nugget ice created by these units is the first choice of many health care facilities across the country.

Ice-O-Matic Ice Logo

Ice-O-Matic - GEMD Series Dispenses Pearls of Purity

(February 20, 2012)
The countertop ice makers from Ice-O-Matic's GEMD Series are gaining popularity at a steady rate, mainly due to the lovable Pearl Ice that they create. This soft, chewable ice has become a staple in health care facilities and hospitals across the country. Perhaps what makes them most desirable is their compact size, and their ability to create hundreds of pounds of ice, while requiring very little space to operate. If you wish to offer delicious ice to your customers or employees, consider one of these "self-serve", sanitary ice makers and water dispensers.

Manitowoc RN-4087

Manitowoc RN-0408A: Chewable Ice - Lasting Confidence

(February 20, 2012)
If you ever had a question concerning Manitowoc's RN-408A, it is almost certain to be answered in this article here. While Manitowoc is incredibly well known for their high quality ice machines, less is talked about regarding their nugget ice making heads. This article shines some light on those ice making units - the kind perfect for large scale nugget ice making in hospitals and health care facilities.

Ice-O-Matic GEMD790

The Power of Pearl Ice from Ice-O-Matic

(January 11, 2011)
In this article, one of our staff members recalls a recent experience in the hospital, and the influence Ice-O-Matic's Pearl Ice had on this experience. He spends a week in the hospital with a new child being expected, and the Pearl Ice served helps him and his wife survive the week long adventure. Continue reading for the story, and for a plethora of information regarding Ice-O-Matic's Pearl Ice maker and dispenser, the GEMD790.

Ice-O-Matic GEMD270

Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice: The People's Ice

(June 23, 2011)
Pearl Ice is growing rapidly in popularity- so much so that it can easily be called "The People's Ice". Ice-O-Matic is making it easier for people to get their hands on this ice with a long line of modular cubers, and a few different choices for countertop and undercounter ice machines as well. This ice is soft and chewable, leading some to also refer to it as "hospital ice", as it is frequently served in hospitals and health care facilities. Continue reading for information regarding "the people's ice".

Scotsman Luv the Nug

Scotsman Celebrates Nugget Ice's 30th Anniversary

(March 25, 2011)
30 years ago, Scotsman took a stand. They decided that ice was not required to be in cubed form, and created the now infamous nugget ice. This ice has revolutionized the world of ice, ice makers, and ice machines, and today it is the preferred ice in hospitals and health care facilities. This ice is soft and chewable - which allows it to be easily consumed by those in hospice, while minimizing choking risks. Check out the countertop nugget ice makers mentioned in this article from Scotsman's MDT Series - perfect for offices, cafeterias, and health care facilities. Read on to learn more about nugget ice and its versatility.