Planning for the Future of Your Health Care Facility

By Martin, Deanna | Health Facilities Management, September 2017 | Go to article overview

Planning for the Future of Your Health Care Facility


Martin, Deanna, Health Facilities Management


As the average age of health care facility managers increases, many health care organizations are bracing for a wave of retirements over the next decade. Some health care organizations make succession planning a priority, but in other cases, facility managers can face challenges when trying to ensure the future viability and success of their organizations.

Which positions should be included as part of a department's succession plan? What skills and abilities will a facility manager need five or 10 years from now? Should you involve your staff in succession planning? Which staff members are ready to take on new challenges? How can you develop team members to expand their skill sets? What external sources can be cultivated to help with future staffing needs?

To help health care facility managers tackle these challenges, ASHE has developed a new monograph that explains the steps to succession planning. "Succession Planning: Preparing for the Future of Your Facility and Your Career" is available as a free PDF download to ASHE members.

Proper succession planning continually identifies the right people for current and future positions.

This process can help employees to reach their career goals and remain motivated, and can help organizations to maintain institutional knowledge and continuity. …

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