Facility Management

Does Your Facility Need to Invest in Ultra-Low Temp Freezers or Cold Storage Supplies for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Michael Gerhardt, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions and Greg Chavez, Senior Advisor, Pharmacy Advisory Solutions, Intalere Among the latest challenges and questions facing many healthcare facilities is the need to assess cold storage resources for a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine. Simply put, at this point, the situation is not clear as to which vaccines will win […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Parkview Health: Single-Use Medical Surgical Equipment Collection And Disposal

Issue Parkview Health generates over 10 tons of medical waste from the operating rooms and inpatient floors of their nine hospitals from single-use surgical and medical equipment. This waste is costly to dispose of and negatively impacts Parkview’s environmental footprint. Solution Utilizing the six sigma DMAIC process, Supply Chain developed a charter to review the […]

COVID-19 Facility Risk Mitigation – Use or Repurposing of Current Space and Additional Mobile Space

By Carleton Knotts, Advisory Specialist, Facility Management, Intalere As we continue to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plan for a possible second wave, many healthcare facilities are experiencing a surge of patients. Many of these patients should be placed in negative pressure rooms, isolation areas and the ICU. To manage the […]

Optimize Your HVAC Systems to Reduce Infection Spread Risks

Mike Gerhardt, Intalere Sr. Director, Facility Management Advisory Solutions For my healthcare facility manager colleagues out there, my thoughts are with you, your families and all your co-workers as you brace for the impending Coronavirus patient surge. I know most of you are on top of this, but I thought it may be helpful to compile […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Parkview Health-Supply Chain Takes on Construction RFP and Bid Management

ISSUE A major lesson learned from Parkview Health System’s rapid growth expansion over the past several years was that there were gaps in transparency of construction bids, contractual requirements and invoice review with which Supply Chain could have assisted. SOLUTION Teams were assembled to conduct a gap analysis and develop process improvements for construction acquisition […]

Pillars of a Successful Construction Project

By Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction, Capital and Facility Contracting To shape building or renovation plans, decrease costs and ensure projects meet functional requirements, healthcare providers must build a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of construction – from planning to furniture. Just as important as design specifications and functional requirements, are clinical resources and […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Fairfield Medical Center – Project Bright

ISSUE Fairfield Medical Center’s (FMC) facilities were out of date and did not provide the resources needed for the latest technology in surgical services, limiting Fairfield’s ability to provide the best quality services for their patients and community. There were also limitations in FMC’s healing environment that dictated the need to improve on patient recovery […]