One aspect that has emerged from the pandemic is that, while it affects every part of the country, it is doing so slightly differently in each area and local authority response has been equally varied, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.
This creates another layer of complexity for an entity like Medxcel, which manages hospitals around the country. But that variance also provides an opportunity to learn and share best practices across geographies that much more quickly.
When it comes to safety and emergency planning, hospitals must constantly plan for events that may never happen, but Matthew Keahey, national vice president of operations, Medxcel, said the pandemic has really highlighted the critical nature of the partnership between facility departments and hospital leadership.
One benefit of having such a large footprint was being able to see what kinds of requests and needs were coming in from across the portfolio and to work together to find solutions.
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