Healthcare facility succession planning can prevent future pain

May 22, 2017

Hospitals across the country are facing longterm facility department staffing issues, but most are not yet taking steps to avoid future problems, according to an article on the Health Facility Maintenance website.

Many have yet to embrace the concept of succession planning to fill key vacancies. In a recent survey, 44 percent of healthcare facility professionals surveyed said they had no succession plan in place.

“Many are taking a ‘we’ll deal with it when we get there’ approach, which is a mistake — kind of like buying a lottery ticket is not a good retirement plan,” Tim Adams, director of member professional development, ASHE, said in the article. 

“We are going to have a huge vacuum pretty quickly, not only in facilities management positions, but in skilled trades across the board in healthcare,” he said.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Sewage backup contaminated surgical instruments at VA hospital

Virginia healthcare facility forced to evacuate contaminated area


Rise in dementia leads to new food service options

Program addresses residents' potential malnutrition issues


Washington 'virtual hospital' provides second set of eyes on patients

CHI Franciscan's Clinical Operations Center in Tacoma monitors regional health system


Glasgow hospital lauded for hygiene turnaround

Previous inspections at Hairmyres Hospital found issues


N.M. board questions timing of potential new hospital

With the future of U.S. healthcare laws in flux, the state Board of Finance on Tuesday expresses doubt about new project


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.