New York Presbyterian Hospital won the 2016 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its enterprise-wide space and asset management system. The award, presented by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association and sponsored by Trane, was announced during National Health Care Facility and Engineering Week.
The Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award recognizes individuals or facility management departments that implement new or innovative programs or processes to optimize the physical environment and improve patient care. The team at New York Presbyterian Hospital created a system to improve the reliability of its environment of care, improve the patient experience, and improve operational efficiencies.
The hospital, a 2,515-bed academic medical center that includes six campuses and 10 million square feet, merged three disconnected applications—space utilization, patient experience, and regulatory asset management—into a single, integrated environment.
“The tool allows interdisciplinary groups to collaborate seamlessly,” says Joseph Ienuso, group senior vice president for facilities and real estate at New York Presbyterian Hospital. “This common collaboration platform allows for rapid adoption in a dynamic health care environment of regulatory changes and best practices.”
The hospital has saved approximately $3 million through the project and has seen a 30% decrease in the number of physical environment deficiencies.