The infrastructure of U.S. hospitals is continuing to age without being properly upgraded and maintained. Aging facilities and the added stress of growth have led to an increased risk of utility failures. By determining the effect utility failures have on patient care, facility managers are better positioned to negotiate necessary capital to properly upgrade infrastructure. The case studies presented will provide tools and guidance for developing strategic plans to proactively reduce the risk of failures and mitigate utility failures when they occur.
CHFM, MHSA, FASHE, FACHE,
Senior Associate Director of Advocacy,
American Society for Health Care Engineering
Director of Engineering,
HGA Architects and Engineers