Just what the doctor ordered: Healthier patients through a quality environment. When clinics and hospitals are comfortable, connected and integrated, patient outcomes improve and satisfaction increases. We make investing in the healthcare mission easier.
The ever-growing pressure on healthcare institutions to implement new technologies and advanced systems while keeping up with patient satisfaction is becoming more challenging as infrastructure ages and budgets decrease.
Working with Johnson Controls, the hospital has invested CAD $13.6 million to provide critical facility upgrades that ultimately will save CAD $1.4 million per year, along with providing a healthier environment both inside the hospital and in the larger community.
The healthcare industry is in a constant state of flux, with patient experience as one of many emerging drivers. Fawn Staerkel, director of healthcare at Johnson Controls, shares insights into this rapidly evolving market.
An increased emphasis on patient experience and the need to reduce costs is driving healthcare systems to upgrade facilities, including infrastructure projects that improve energy, comfort and safety, and technology projects that improve processes, operations and ultimately, patient care.
We call it Healthcare Environment Optimization™. The technology integrates a hospital’s building automation system with its surgery scheduling to optimize air exchange rates and energy use – with projected annual savings of up to US$6,000 in each operating room.
Johnson Controls provides equipment, controls, security, building and clinical technology integration—along with funding mechanisms—for better building efficiency.
The Royal University Hospital (RUH) is a leader in providing acute-care services for the Saskatoon region, serving as the main trauma center for the entire region and housing many maternal and child, neurosurgery and cardiovascular surgery services.