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Keep what worked, ditch what didn't as you plan now for next pandemic

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May 13, 2021

by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Whether you are planning for a new healthcare facility or considering renovations or improvements to existing facilities, know that the next pandemic could present even greater physical environment challenges. The time to plan is now.

For more than a year, maintenance teams, facility engineers, and contractors at hospitals across the country have stepped up to do yeoman’s work in meeting infection control needs as the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) swiftly overtook healthcare.

Now, as the PHE winds down, talk to your facilities and clinical staff about what new measures taken during the pandemic worked and what didn’t; consider what should be kept and what should be improved on for the next time.

Whether you are planning for a new healthcare facility or considering renovations or improvements to existing facilities, know that the next pandemic could present even greater physical environment challenges. The time to plan is now.



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