Healthcare Facility Planning: Thinking Strategically
Cynthia Hayward, AIA, FAAHC, ACHA
Softcover: 216 pages
Health Administration Press
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Are you faced with the daunting task of spending millions of dollars on updating, reconfiguring, expanding, or replacing your facility?
Recommended by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), this book, Healthcare Facility Planning: Thinking Strategically is a practical guide to help you ensure that your facility is flexible and able to meet the needs of patients, caregivers, and payers long into the future.
The focus of this book is on predesign planning, a stage of the healthcare facility planning, design, and construction process that is frequently overlooked. Decisions made during this phase have the most impact on long-term operational costs. Detailed examples, guidelines, and case studies will lead you step-by-step through a proven predesign planning process.
Benefit from the author’s 25 years of experience in healthcare facility planning and her involvement in major projects around the country. This book will help you appreciate the importance of the predesign planning process, understand the trends affecting space allocation and configuration, and learn techniques for planning flexible facilities.
Cynthia Hayward, AIA, FAAHC, ACHA, founder and principal of Hayward & Associates LLC, has been an industry leader in healthcare facility planning and the development of space planning methodologies for healthcare institutions for 25 years. Ms. Hayward has assisted over 500 healthcare institutions throughout the United States in economically and efficiently planning their capital investments by integrating strategic business planning, operations redesign, financial analysis, and equipment/technology planning with facility planning. In addition to her consulting activities, Ms. Hayward has had a long history in research and development relative to healthcare facility planning.
The American College of Healthcare Executives, founded in 1933, is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management.
Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.
The Health Administration Press, founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses.
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