Reason #6: You’ll Reduce Stress
The Top 6 Reasons Your Hospital or Clinical Care Unit Needs a Move Manager
This is the sixth of a six-part series on how having an external expert as your partner can make the entire process of moving or renovating your clinical space easier from start to finish. As you’ll learn, a move manger is not a moving company -it’s much, much more.
In this series, we’ll discuss some of the common issues and considerations a hospital or clinical care unit experience when transitioning to a new space. Even a small one. From managing details, stakeholders, and construction time, to communication and to minimizing stress, this series offers informative suggestions to make your hospital or health care unit move a smooth and successful transition.
Hello again! I’m here to tell you about how hiring a move manager can help you reduce stress during your project. Maybe that almost goes without saying—moving and change are stressful for everyone! But with a move in a patient-care environment, the stress can be off the charts. Because in your world, you have life-and-death situations, and patient care must always come first.
That’s why it’s so important to have an outside expert handle your move. At Vargas Associates, we have decades of experience managing these types of projects, and extensive experience working with hospitals and clinical care facilities. We know how patient care works and what’s needed to maintain continuity of care. We’re also accustomed to working with doctors, nurses and administrators, as well as contractors and suppliers, all of whom are affected by change as the project progresses.
By engaging us as your move manager, we’ll take on the stress of helping you plan and coordinate your move and share our proven methods and timesaving shortcuts with you and your staff. This way, everyone will be calmer and ready when the moving team shows up.
I’ll always remember what one hospital administrator said to me during moving day a couple years ago. “I look at you and you always look calm and confident.”
That’s simply because we’ve already done so much to reduce stress leading up to the actual move. At Vargas Associates, we’re masters of planning and organization and have done so many of these types of projects. You want a move manager who knows how clinical care works—and cares as much as you do about your patients.
Our team has worked in many different environments. We know that hospitals and medical facilities require a distinct expertise that is different from office moves or educational space. Vargas Associates has as strong background with healthcare facilities. We know the ins-and-outs of how clinical space differs from other atmospheres and as a result, we significantly reduce the stress of a move and provide considerable value in these areas:
1. We save you time.
Taking on the massive amount of additional work and details required for a move can be overwhelming. Contracting with Vargas Associates lets everyone focus on their day job.
2. We maximize your construction days.
There are key deadlines to meet to make sure your project is done on time. With our detailed implementation plan, you can accommodate more construction days, because we know how to execute in super-tight timeframes.
3. We reduce your costs.
That same implementation plan works as a basis for competitive bidding. We can reduce your costs even more by assessing your true needs before you purchase any new furniture, fixtures and equipment.
4. We keep you organized.
With people, processes, equipment, supplies and technology involved, there’s so much involved in a move. Vargas Associates can coordinate the entire move, acting as your hub to take the workload off your team.
5. We streamline all your communication.
Between you and your senior management. Between your project management team and your administrators, doctors, nurses, technologists and other staff. And, of course, between you and your patients and their families. Because patient care always comes first.
I hope by now you can see why hiring an experienced move manager is one of the smartest things you can do when it’s time to start a new renovation or relocation project in your hospital or other clinical space. At Vargas Associates, we’d be honored to help you with your next project. We would like to help you—and everyone in your organization—feel less stress during the process.
As this is the last of the top six reasons to hire a move manager for your hospital or clinical care unit, I want to thank you again for reading. If you didn’t get a chance to read my earlier posts in this series, I hope you’ll scroll down in this space to read them all. I also hope that you’ll contact us at Vargas Associates with any questions you may have. And remember—reducing stress is just one of the many reasons to hire an expert move manager for your next project!