COVID-19 has kept the U.S. healthcare industry on its toes since February. From preparing for the coronavirus to arrive on our shores to new cases developing exponentially five months later, healthcare facilities have had to be nimble to accommodate for this ever-changing environment, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.
The facilities that have been able to adjust to the pandemic the fastest are not the facilities with the most full-time employees (FTEs), nor with the least. They are the facilities with the right number of FTEs.
There is no one-size-fits-all formula to determine the proper number of FTEs. Too many FTEs can lead to overcrowding, overlapping project responsibilities, and general confusion if not property managed. Too few means too much reliance on third-party contractors.
While there’s no exact formula for all facilities, there is a way to determine the right number for your facilities. Measure the following factors:
- Age of the building
- Infrastructure within the building
- Number of buildings on the healthcare campus
- Type of care provided
Read the full FacilitiesNet article.
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