Healthcare Facility Planning: Thinking Strategically
By Cynthia Hayward
This book focuses on predesign planning — a stage of the healthcare facility planning, design, and construction process that is frequently overlooked as organizations eagerly jump from strategic planning into the more glamorous phase of design. Healthcare executives have the greatest opportunity to express a vision for their organization's future during predesign planning, and decisions made during this phase have the greatest impact on long-term operational costs and future flexibility. This new edition addresses current issues — new financial incentives, fluctuating utilization and demand, constant pressure for technology adoption and deployment, rising turf wars among specialists, intense focus on patient safety, and aging physical plants — that affect the way facilities are planned, financed, and built. Detailed examples, guidelines, and case studies lead the reader step-by-step through the predesign planning process. This book is published by Health Administration Press and is part of the American College of Healthcare Executives Management Series.
Details and purchasing information can be found at the website of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
SpaceMed Guide — A Space Planning Guide for Healthcare Facilities
By Cynthia Hayward
The SpaceMed Guide workbook and CD-ROM present guidelines that reflect the dynamic healthcare environment. This standard reference for the healthcare industry provides state-of-the-art planning methodologies, industry benchmarks, and planning tips from decades of consulting to healthcare organizations throughout North America.
Clinical services and support functions are organized to reflect new organization structures that are replacing the traditional "departments" of the past and promotes operational processes that are focused around the patient, exploit new technologies, and provide more efficient use of staff, equipment, and space.
Each of the sixteen workbook sections includes descriptive narrative about current trends, key planning issues, space planning approach, achieving optimal performance, facility layout considerations, and potential facility planning pitfalls. Detailed space planning templates are provided for use in developing room-by-room space programs and an additional quick calculation of treatment spaces template is provided for selected diagnostic and treatment services.
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