Identifying Risks When Making a Healthcare Facility Relocation

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For hospitals, medical clinics, and other healthcare-related facilities, moving to a new location brings opportunities for improved patient care. Healthcare facility moves require efficiency, accuracy, and a thorough grasp of exactly what’s needed when transporting all kinds of medical equipment to ensure continuity of patient careA Patient Centric approach requires assessing in-house expertise and then establishing what outside resources would be required to supplement or lead transition efforts. This process typically involves multiple discovery sessions that lead to a scope gap analysis and a risk assessment analysisThere are many instances that bring risk to a transition project such as normalization of equipment lists or just managing the complexity of handling the medical equipment or biohazards once they leave an existing healthcare campus to negotiating patient intersect points within the moveThere are many variables that need to be addressed as risks to be mitigated. Without in-house transition experience, they may not be mitigated. The key to managing all the variables and risks lies within the proper selection of a Healthcare Logistics Team that understands this as a core competency while allowing your patient-centric Team to focus on the patient. 

Other Risks Associated with Medical Moves for Consideration

Moving a healthcare facility comes with additional risks that need to be addressed. Here are a few examples of risks: 

  • Infection Control: The CDC defines Infection Control measures as actions that aim to prevent or stop the spread of infections in healthcare settings. These measures are crucial for maintaining a safe environment for both patients and staff. They involve assessing how infections can spread and providing specific recommendations for tackling known pathogens. When new people are introduced to the existing space and campus, it's important to have infection control precautions in place to prevent the spread of infections. 
  • Patient Intersect Points: Before and during the move, the points where patients interact with staff should be carefully managed to ensure a smooth transition. 
  • Equipment Redundancy: Critical medical equipment should have backup plans in case of failure or stacking issues during the move. Experienced medical equipment movers are key.  
  • Workload Management: Staffing and workload need to be carefully balanced during the transition, including resources for life safety checks and infection control processes for medical equipment. 
  • Supply Chain Management: Coordinating logistics and schedules is crucial, especially when dealing with varying lead times for supplies.

Contact Our Experienced Team for a Smooth Healthcare Relocation

Choose Beltmann Integrated Logistics for top-notch healthcare relocation and transportation services. Our experienced team excels in logistics for healthcare facilities, hospitals, medical clinics, and dental equipment moves. With our comprehensive logistics solutions, you can trust that your medical equipment will be shipped securely and promptly, ensuring a seamless hospital relocation. Our medical movers will provide a hassle-free journey.  

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