Patient welfare and treatment depends on the ongoing management and upkeep of thousands of pieces of clinical, biomedical and diagnostic equipment and infrastructure in a hospital. Our technical professionals ensure that critical medical equipment and infrastructure are always performing at peak efficiency.
Clinical technology management
Maintaining sophisticated monitoring devices, scanners and MRI machines requires genuine expertise. Our objective is simple: to limit machine downtime so that medical teams can deliver quality service without interruption while controlling costs. In countries such as the United States, Thailand and Germany, Sodexo teams have already achieved convincing results with perfectly calibrated maintenance programs.
24/7 maintenance interventions
At Sodexo, teams in charge of maintaining hospital environments receive special training. We provide databases and online training modules to which our engineers and technicians can refer at all times. More than 128 courses are already available in the form of written or video tutorials to improve and update their skills.
Central budget planning
Infrastructure projects have to be prioritized and implemented on a timely basis in order to stay within budget. To make that possible, Sodexo offers a clear picture of infrastructure and capital needs in line with the strategic goals of the hospital.
In the United States, for the Nemours Group, we performed an in-depth audit of infrastructures at the Alfred I. DuPont children’s hospital, located in Wilmington, Delaware, focusing on heating, cooling, fire prevention and electric power systems. A five-year plan was then devised to renovate and renew hospital infrastructure and equipment. Having a clear overview of the hospital’s needs enabled the administrators to optimize their budget planning.
Quality of Life in action
In the United States, at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg, North Carolina, we undertook a plan to renew most of the equipment, some of which dated back to the 1980s and needed to be replaced. After rating the condition of each piece of equipment, we worked with the hospital team to draw up a priority renewal plan, including immediate replacement of the air purification system. Without engaging in exorbitantly expensive renovations, the hospital immediately became more attractive to patients and doctors alike.