Since 1896, Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) has grown from a small, grass-roots organization to a full-service hospital and regional referral center offering a full spectrum of specialties. Through fortunate timing, North Carolina-based RadarFind Corp sought hospital input for a new type of real-time location system (RTLS) it was designing specifically for hospitals and asked WMH to serve as a beta site. The hospital agreed to work with RadarFind to implement the RTLS and measure its impact on some of the hospital's processes. Each piece of medical equipment is tagged and assigned a unique ID number, and some tags enable hospital staff to trigger a switch that indicates equipment is in use with a patient, needs cleaning, or is available and ready. Nursing and clinical engineering staff report increased efficiency due to quick location of equipment available for clinical use or preventive maintenance.