Handbook Offers Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Managers

Resource discusses primary skills and concepts managers should use and understand

By Dan Hounsell
July 2, 2021

Among the many challenges facing healthcare facilities managers — beyond maintenance, compliance, safety, security, design, infection control, and personnel management, to name just a few of managers’ many responsibilities — is that there is no book on how to be a successful manager. Or is there?

Successful healthcare facilities managers wear many hats and have a direct effect on patient welfare, and the construction, maintenance and daily operations of healthcare facilities are heavily regulated by numerous, wide-ranging authorities. Beyond that, managers must respond to high-impact needs that are constantly and rapidly evolving, and the facility must provide continuous patient care.

Now a new handbook from the American Society for Health Care Engineering, “Introduction to Health Care Facilities Management,” discusses the primary skills and concepts a manager should use and understand, and it offers a detailed look at various types of healthcare facilities, a typical hospital’s structure and the business of healthcare.

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