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Unexpected Challenges in Remodel and New Healthcare Facility Projects

By CME Corp Staff | December 14, 2016

A new or remodeled healthcare facility is a fantastic way to improve the patient experience. However, unexpected challenges often arise when expanding, remodeling or building a new facility. Many times, the unexpected challenges are related to buying new equipment to outfit the new space. Be aware of these common pain points so you can plan ahead.

Product Selection

Healthcare equipment comes in many varied options. When ordering new equipment, it is important to get the right product for a competitive price, delivered at the right time. Inaccurate pricing in catalogs or confusing product listings can cause problems that may even delay the selection process. You can save time by having a specialist help you find the right product for your needs at the right price.

Product Delivery

New construction sites can be chaotic, filled with contractors and workmen with safety gear, lots of wires, ladders, hazards, etc. What you don’t want to experience is your new equipment being delivered to a partially constructed dock without proper personnel, without proper transportation or the ability to securely store everything. Most healthcare systems buy from 75-150 different vendors to outfit their new facility.

Coordinating that many deliveries, receiving the 300-600 pallets correctly and then figuring out a place to store them is a major undertaking requiring dedicated personnel, the correct moving equipment and a secure area to store that many pallets until the facility is ready to set up the equipment. You can save the hassle by having a company that specializes in medical equipment procurement and delivery take this burden from your hands.

Product Assembly & Setup

New medical equipment can cost thousands of dollars, and is best protected by using specialists to assemble and set up these valuable items. Getting it set-up properly from the beginning ensures that your staff can start using the equipment right away. You can maximize your efficiency by ensuring the equipment is functioning properly right from the start.

Understanding these pain points will help any healthcare design team know how to plan ahead. They also know that healthcare equipment specialists like those that represent CME, a leading healthcare equipment distributor, are equipment experts. CME's 30+ years of experience, breadth of available products, off-site warehousing, equipment inspection, staging, direct-to-site delivery and set-up, biomedical inspections along with packing material removal and cleanup, make it the prime choice for avoiding those unexpected challenges.

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About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers.

With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

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