Facility Continuation Service
We understand how critical the continuance of your healthcare facility’s physical and utility infrastructure is to the expert patient care that you deliver. With that in mind, safety of the in-house engineering and maintenance department(s) along with external service providers that they contract with is of primary importance to the healthcare organization’s ongoing success. This facet of the institution often takes a back seat to the more visible clinical element that contains the medical practitioners and nursing staff. However; any facility disruption can negatively impact a healthcare professional’s ability to provide patient care and can significantly decrease the comfort of their stay.
Our involvement with your in-house facility management team can ensure that safety is integrated into all aspects of day to day operations. Services we professionally deliver include; assessment of staff safety knowledge and determination of training needs, a proven contractor safety management process, facility safety audits and practical corrective action plans for observed deficiencies, proficient incident investigations that include positive follow-up, experienced technical writing or policies and procedures, advocating safety considerations during the design and construction phases of new facilities and the remodel of existing facilities. The establishment and management of cultural initiatives that include; recognition programs, safety communication pieces, chairing safety committees and the creation of opportunities for program feedback from the front-line personnel are an important part of services we provide.
Our client’s incentives reach far beyond merely the peace of mind that accompanies knowing that workplace safety is present in that of the department(s) that we directly serve. We ensure the organizations overall compliance with Life Safety Regulations established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and adopted by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Workplace safety compliance with Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) Standards is also achieved. A decrease in disruptions and an increase in response effectiveness when they do occur is realized. Partnering with contractors and the assimilation of organizational policies and goals to their tradesmen becomes a reality. A reduction in losses and operational spending often results with increased client ownership of a comprehensive program. Ultimately, the sustained cost effective approach to the technological and clinical advancement of patient care, which is so vital in today’s competitive and political environment, becomes more and more reachable. It is true that businesses that operate without interruption are at the forefront of their industry.