By Cindy Juhas
In the summer of 2017, CME stood at the foundation of what would become the newest 740,000 square foot New York-Presbyterian facility, the David H. Koch Center for Ambulatory Care. The facility would be home to twelve operating suites, six interventional radiology procedure rooms, and eleven endoscopic rooms. With such size and complexity, this project was just the type the CME team has come to enjoy.
While a medical center located on York Avenue and 68th Street would be beneficial to the public, the surrounding narrow streets and shared loading docks that couldn’t accept tractor trailers would be a logistical challenge. Along with union regulations, limited storage space and $90 million in medical equipment, the newest New York-Presbyterian project would require accurate project tracking and the use of an offsite service center.
CME’s proprietary CME360 suite of healthcare equipment software solutions assured the right products were ordered. System generated quote sheets included specifications, necessary accessories, and details on lower priced, high-quality alternatives. Together and with the budget in mind, the client and CME team determined the final equipment list, having sorted out the products needed by each department. The CME360 project management hub tracked items as they arrived into a CME secured 20,000 square foot offsite service warehouse in nearby New Jersey.[Read more…] about Solving a Complicated Supply Chain Challenge