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.

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