The AHA’s American Society for Health Care Engineering has released a playbook to help health care facilities create a capital renewal program to identify, prioritize and execute maintenance projects. “Allocating capital funding to maintenance projects is a continual challenge for health care facility managers and hospital leaders,” said Don King, who helped develop the playbook. “To create the Capital Renewal Playbook, we looked at best practices across the country and identified 12 elements that are key to effective capital renewal programs in health care facilities.” For example, the playbook recommends capital renewal programs align with organizational strategies and include facility condition and risk assessments, metrics and multidisciplinary teams. “A comprehensive, strategic approach to capital renewal is a powerful tool that can help avoid costly interruptions in health care delivery,” said ASHE Executive Director PJ Andrus.

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