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Healthcare Equipment Procurement Tips for New Construction

By CME Corp Staff on Jan 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Although capital equipment procurement is a critical aspect of new construction, this function often falls into no-man's land. Clients believe it's the responsibility of the architectural and design team, while A&D teams consider this the client's prerogative. What usually happens is that equipment vendors pick up the slack.

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PeaceHealth - The Story of a Hospital Expansion Project in Ketchikan, Alaska

By CME Corp Staff on Jan 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM

The PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center serves the local community of Ketchikan, AK as well as the many tourists and visitors to the remote island of Revillagigedo in Southern Alaska. To meet growing demand, the city agreed to fund a $62 million project to add a new wing and improve treatment facilities. This entailed adding 70,000 square feet of space and installing over 2,000 items of new medical equipment. Despite a four-week construction delay, healthcare facility logistics specialists at CME were able to condense their installation schedule and ensure the hospital opened on time in June 2016.

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How to Solve the Top 5 Pain Points of Off-Site Equipment Purchase

By CME Corp Staff on Sep 8, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Purchasing medical equipment for your newly constructed, expanded or remodeled off-site medical facility is not an easy task.  Off-site is different from reordering standard medical supplies, and requires additional research, order processing, tracking of shipments, receipt of products, end-use site delivery, and staging.

Being a complex task, it has several pain points that may include ordering errors, delivery challenges, damaged equipment, receiving, and opening delays.  At CME, we help customers to avoid these pain points when making purchases.

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5 Reasons You Need to Use an Equipment-Focused Distributor for your Medical Office Project

By CME Corp Staff on Aug 3, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Procuring all the different equipment items required to outfit a new construction, expansion, or remodeling project can be a daunting and stressful task.  That is why using an experienced equipment-focused distributor is essential for opening your new medical office on-time and in a cost-efficient manner.

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CME Delivers: A Multi-Million Dollar Hospital Project Completion Story

By Cindy Juhas on Jul 26, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Opening a new hospital requires years of planning.  Everything from what equipment to purchase, to how the work flows, to computer integration, are all challenges that need to be considered.  The list goes on and on. This list has gotten more complicated since the ACA (Affordable Care Act) was enacted.  Not only do you have to select the right product technically, you have to take into account how this equipment will impact patient satisfaction, patient outcomes, and the bottom line.

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VA Construction Projects - Managing Equipment Delivery

By CME Corp Staff on May 21, 2016 4:00:00 PM

The Veterans Health Administration operates under government oversight to serve one of the world's largest healthcare populations.  The group currently operates 152 hospitals, 800 outpatient clinics, 126 nursing home units, and 35 domiciliaries.  

These facilities serve a large population of veterans and service personnel, and many of them are over 60 years old. The need for new and updated VA facilities has prompted multiple medical construction projects.

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6 Key Features of Direct-to-Site Medical Equipment Delivery

By CME Corp Staff on May 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As medical facilities and healthcare organizations across the nation continue to experience dramatic growth and expansion of both services and facilities, they also must grapple with the logistics challenges presented by such developments.

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4 Equipment Delivery and Setup Keys For Your Healthcare Facility

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 3, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare facilities need the right equipment – delivered on time – to operate at peak efficiency and effectiveness.

Throughout the process, facilities need to be able to function seamlessly, without disrupting employees’ duties or patient care.

This can become even more difficult if your facility is having multiple large pieces of equipment from many different manufacturers received and delivered to a new or remodeled location.

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3 Questions to Ask to Avoid Hidden Costs when Ordering Capital Equipment

By CME Corp Staff on Dec 23, 2015 1:00:00 PM

With the new focus of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while increasing the quality of care they provide and patient satisfaction.  This means that even medical equipment procurement has to be as efficient as possible to help keep overall hospital costs down.  So how do you uncover hidden costs and ensure you know what you're paying for?

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