With aging infrastructures in healthcare many hospitals are finding themselves in a position economically to build new facilities instead of renovating existing buildings. Many rural hospitals are purchasing larger parcels of property in order to accommodate additional growth that current properties are unable to support.
If your hospital is planning to build a new facility, it’s important to plan ahead and understand each step of the reclamation process when it comes to equipment impacted by the transition. There are many challenges and obstacles associated with reclamation of an old facility. Following are some thoughts to consider before the new infrastructure takes shape:
- Reach out to hospitals that have gone through a new build transition. Get their feedback on success stories and challenges they encountered during the reclamation process.
- Have third party companies experienced in the reclamation process involved in early meetings. Many of these companies can offer valuable insight in your planning process.
- Consult with a transition/moving company that has experience relocating hospitals.
- Have a clear timeline for the transition and when you will need to be out of the old building.
- Identify what the plan is for the old building. Will it be sold, transitioned into another business or demolished?
- Consult with an experienced liquidation firm to assist with assessing and selling assets that will not be moved to the new property.
- Determine if the current asset ledger is up to date and accurate. It will be important to know which assets are located in your current property and determine assets that will be viable for the new location.
- If the ledger is dated you may need to conduct a physical inventory of assets and equipment. These items may include medical, IT equipment and office furniture.
- When reviewing the approved capital budget for the new facility determine best course of action for assets that will be impacted by new purchases. i.e. trade-in, resale, donate or salvage.
- Determine which assets are going to be left behind and assess potential secondary market values
- Clearly communicate with employees which assets have approval to move to the new building. This will prevent unnecessary surplus from accumulating at the new property.
It’s not every day that new hospitals are built and those who have responsibility with reclamation of the old property are probably doing it for the first time. The more one can educate themselves and have clear goals/objectives in place the better to help minimize stress associated with moving.
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