Healthcare is an ever changing industry and signs show that this will most likely be the case for many years to come. In order to have healthcare, companies must have facilities in which to provide said care. This paper will focus on those facilities and what it takes to keep them operating at an optimum state. Facilities management is a quite broad topic when looking at any industry but when it comes to the facilities required to provide patient care the spectrum is mind boggling.

Healthcare facilities must have people to maintain them. These people are required to be knowledgeable in many areas including but not limited to maintenance and construction activities. Employees in the facilities management field are required to be trained in many fields including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, and a host of other specialized areas. This paper will elaborate on the detailed training that facilities employees must complete in order to keep up with changes in the field.

With healthcare come regulations. This paper will elaborate on the many city, state, and federal regulations that are part of everyday life in a healthcare facility. These regulations are designed to keep patients, visitors and staff safe at all times. We will look into the reasoning behind the regulations and some new ones that are coming.

Taking care of patients is the number one priority in any healthcare organization. This paper will hopefully paint a clear picture of what goes on behind the scenes that makes it possible for surgeries to occur, babies to be born, food to be prepared and so much more. There are many people maintaining many moving parts of the machine that ensures each day is smooth for our patients and guests.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2017

Senior Project Advisor

G. Michael Barton

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health Care Administration

Document Type