With 100 healthcare facilities belonging to its cooperative, the Atlanta, Ga.-based nonprofit Partners Cooperative (Partners) is one of the oldest, longest-standing groups within Vizient Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company serving more than half of the health care organizations in the U.S.
“Time is money for healthcare facilities, and when it comes to getting the proper equipment installed, the logistics have to be executed in the most efficient way possible,” says Tim Farinholt, Director, National Accounts for CME. “With our vast experience in outfitting hospitals from remote islands in Alaska to the towers of New York City, CME is a trusted resource for healthcare facilities tackling the most complex logistical challenges.”
In the summer of 2017, CME stood at the foundation of what would become the newest 740,000 square foot New York-Presbyterian facility, the David H. Koch Center for Ambulatory Care. The facility would be home to twelve operating suites, six interventional radiology procedure rooms, and eleven endoscopic rooms. With such size and complexity, this project was just the type the CME team has come to enjoy. Of course, as Cindy Juhas recently explained to Healthcare Business Today, this type of project carries several logistical challenges.
Opening a new healthcare facility on-time is the number one goal of all those involved in planning a new construction project. Every day a new healthcare facility opening is delayed can cost the healthcare system 100s of thousands of revenue dollars. CME Corp has been helping healthcare systems open their new facilities on time for over 20 years.
As anyone involved in new construction knows, a myriad of issues can impact the overall plan, many outside of the healthcare system’s control. Permits, strikes, floods, accidents, bad inspections are just a few of the more drastic problems. In a recent Medical Construction & Design (MCD) survey over 50% of the responders said their projects do not finish on time.
CME Corp Debuts Software Solutions to Automate Logistics, Direct-to-Site Services
Purchasing a single capital equipment item is usually a pretty straight forward process. The purchasing department prepares a purchase order, sends it off to the manufacturer or selected distributor and then waits for the item to be received.
However, when multiple items are being ordered from different vendors for a time sensitive, mid-sized to large construction project, a specified purchase order tracking process may be required so things don't get lost or fall through the cracks.
Constructing, expanding or remodeling your medical facility is an expensive venture. Medical facilities, like any form of property, need the occasional tune-up or complete reconstruction to stay competitive within their market. This can become a large undertaking for any business.
Thankfully, here at CME, we can offer our clients a Direct-to-Site delivery service that can eliminate many headaches associated with these large projects.
Our Direct-to-Site service manages all aspects of facility setup from start to finish, making it a stress-free and cost effective process; handling all phases of the project from initial orders, to delivery, final assembly and shipping material removal.
However, a stress-free experience and cost effective savings are not the only advantages to using our Direct-to-Site Delivery service. Below is a list of the top 5 advantages.