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Taking your Green Initiative to the New Medical Facility Construction Site

By Cindy Juhas on Jan 8, 2020 1:44:33 PM

Most healthcare systems have a Green Initiative and are making great strides in reducing carbon emissions in their daily activities. To a large extent though, many are not looking at what happens at a new facility construction site. CME Corp’s Cindy Juhas recently published an article, “When green sites earn black marks” in Healthcare Purchasing News. Cindy cited an article in Building Forward that stated “While green building and energy efficiency have been a rallying cry of the construction industry for nearly two decades, the amount of waste that’s produced at construction sites to build these more environmentally friendly structures has only continued to rise, as builders still simply throw out materials on-site that could be recycled or reused.” 

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3 Ways CME Corp Reduces Waste in Healthcare Construction Projects

By Cindy Juhas on Sep 26, 2019 9:05:53 AM

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as cited in a recent Building Forward article, 169 million tons of building construction and demolition waste was generated in 2015 (the latest period for which data is available.)  Only 38% of this debris was recovered for recycling.  This is a big number and one that many are looking to improve.  CME has been working on decreasing the amount of waste generated at a construction site for years.  Not only is it important from a green perspective but decreasing waste at a construction site also helps the healthcare facility streamline activities at the site and ultimately facilitates on-time construction schedules.  All of these factors are extremely important to healthcare facilities.  CME has focused on three specific areas to help decrease waste at healthcare construction sites.

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

By CME on Jul 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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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The categories of products you need when outfitting your new medical facility

By CME on Dec 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The task of opening a new medical facility is a huge undertaking.  It requires licensing, permits, community consensus, and financial support to make it happen.  Once you’ve got all of that sorted out, you get to the fun part, buying everything you need to outfit your new facility.

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Equipment Planners and Your New Construction Project: 5 Things You Should Know

By CME on Aug 27, 2014 11:14:09 AM

Success in design and construction of healthcare facilities is dependent on, among other factors, a strong focus on the patient experience, application of cutting edge technology, adherence to a predefined schedule, and strict control of the budget.  With procurement consuming between 30% to 50% of total project funds, involvement of reliable clinical consultants and medical equipment planners is critical to the success of the project.

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6 Critical Elements of a Successful New Hospital Construction Project

By CME on Aug 14, 2014 12:34:07 PM

New Hospital construction projects involve highly specialized, complex and expensive endeavors.  The construction of new hospital buildings require significant oversight because of patient safety and health requirements, strict regulations and advanced technology that need to be accommodated.

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New Hospital Construction: 3 Ways to Keep the Hospital CEO Happy

By CME on Jul 23, 2014 12:48:00 PM

New hospital construction is a costly venture that takes years to complete.  When you are working on a hospital team, you want to be certain you are using the best approach in order to keep the hospital CEO happy. Using modern business approaches to new hospital construction will greatly ease the minds of your superiors as well as ease the pressures placed on your budget.

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