Hospitals have only a small margin of error when performing major construction and replacement projects. A single mistake in planning or oversight in project management may be enough to send a construction job into a tailspin that costs millions to resolve. When planning for the development of new facilities, hospitals must dedicate appropriate time for planning and decision making before any shovel is put to the ground. The planning should be grounded in the key foundations and issues described in this article. This will ensure facility investment decisions are sound and will provide the most value into the future.
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