– Blog written by Findorff’s Jeff Eckstein, Business Development Healthcare
In the last few weeks, this country has seen several unfortunate events resulting in tremendous despair. Recent hurricanes lead to significant flooding in Florida and Texas, where many were displaced from their homes. We’ve also experienced heartbreak in Las Vegas with a tragic shooting. At times like these, I’m reminded of the critical role healthcare facilities play in caring for people. Facility management during normal operations is a challenge at best on good days. During emergency circumstances, however, it’s truly an all-in, well-choreographed effort. Whether your facility is a large academic medical center, a community hospital, or critical access hospital, your role is crucial to maintain an environment of care. This is not news to you, regardless of the scale or location of your facility. As you plan for emergencies, you ensure vital systems are ready for that horrible day you hope never comes.
I’ve watched our own healthcare partners prepare for tough times. I’ve watched you learn about and adjust to the new CMS Emergency Preparedness rules that take effect on November 16, 2017. I know when your community needs your care, your facility is ready…like an airliner at the end of the runway waiting for takeoff. Regardless of the emergency, I’m confident you will provide the extraordinary environments that are necessary to serve your community. That said, let’s all take a moment to not only recognize National Healthcare Facilities and Engineering Week, but to also reflect on all you do for your patients, their families, staff, and administrators on good days and bad. It’s truly remarkable.