Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Preparing for New Challenges

Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Preparing for New Challenges

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Welcome to our triennial salary survey of health facilities operations and construction professionals, conducted in cooperation with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE).

Sponsored this year by Eaton Corp., the survey gives us an opportunity to track compensation trends among many of our top reader groups such as facilities management/operations/engineering, environmental services/housekeeping and construction/projects as well as to gather data on smaller samples of other titles within our readership.

Beyond the raw pay and bonus data, the salary survey also provides a closer look at how broader industry trends--such as merger-and-acquisition activity, shifting management priorities and the aging workforce--are affecting our readers and their organizations.

As I noted in this space last month, consolidation and the resulting increase in job functions of salary survey respondents are having a profound effect on the workload of health facilities professionals.

More than 20 percent of our survey respondents, who are heavily weighted toward facilities management/operations/engineering professionals, report having secondary responsibilities for construction/projects, maintenance, grounds, safety, security, environmental services/ housekeeping and/or laundry operations. …

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