Day in the Life: Rosalie Garzia | Medical Equipment Planning Intern

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Day in the Life Internship Series

July 18, 2022

My name is Rosalie, and I am a junior studying biomedical engineering at the University of Missouri. I learned about opportunities at Ross and Baruzzini at my school’s career fair and was excited because their headquarters are in St. Louis, my hometown. They have worked on countless projects around town, and their commitment to building communities is important to me.

Since I am interested in medical devices, the Medical Equipment Planning team is a great fit for me. The team works with hospitals and other healthcare systems to make sure they have the proper equipment on hand to save lives. We also streamline the process of getting the hospital up and running by managing the procurement, logistics, and even installation of the products.

The main system we use is Planview, created in-house specifically for Medical Equipment planning at Ross & Baruzzini. We also look at room drawings to match our equipment plans with the architect’s plans. My first week was spent learning how to use Planview through training sessions and videos. After that, I began my first project. I received a list of equipment that a university will be purchasing for an expansion and created the project in Planview. In addition, I completed an electrical audit to send to the architect to ensure each item has proper electrical sourcing. Within the first few weeks of my internship, I was already meeting with clients to share my report!

My other responsibilities include price matching, obtaining quotes, and ensuring the quotes reflect what we have in Planview. I also work on general database maintenance such as researching items and ensuring the information in Planview is current.

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