Cancer center embraces proactive maintenance

January 9, 2020

Overseeing a maintenance and operations department for any large organization brings challenges that can easily be overwhelming, given size and scope of the facilities in question, according to an article from Facility Maintenance Decisions on the FacilitiesNet website. 

“We have more than 15 million square feet,” Samir Patel, director of operations and maintenance with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center said, adding that “building ages range from new buildings to those that are more than 50 years old.”

So when the realization came in 2015 that the organization needed to change its maintenance mindset from reactive to proactive to better support the organization’s goals, the undertaking was certain to be immense.

The solution was to develop a facility renewal program (FRP) that addressed facilities and infrastructure needs in all MD Anderson facilities. The program launched in 2016.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations

Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

Nursing Home Workers Who Work At Multiple Facilities May Be Behind Some Of COVID Spread

Florida facilities continue to see cases despite lockdown


Containing Healthcare Costs in the New COVID Normal

Navigating pandemic-induced financial strain to reduce expenses


Mayo Clinic Opens A Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen

Clinic now a validated gluten-free 'safe spot'


Focus: Infection Control

Mass. Hospital Keeping COVID Transmissions at Nearly Zero

The Boston hospital has dedicated COVID-19 units with airborne infection isolation rooms


Focus: Infection Control

UVC Disinfectant Not Easy to Use

UVC radiation disinfect requires many protocols to use safely


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.