Operating Room Renovation Project Management: A Case Study of A Joint Commission International (JCI) Accredited Private Hospital
Master of Science in Construction Project Management, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University
Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University
The objective of this research is to propose guidelines for improving operating room renovation project management to compliance with the Joint Commissioning International (JCI) standard. The research was conducted through interviewing 15 key informants (Project Development, Health Safety Environment and Infection Control Management, Operating Room, Engineering Services and Maintenance, Medical Equipment, Property Security, and Environmental Services) in a selected hospital. Based on the interviews, major problems in pre-, during, and post-construction phases were in these five categories: 1) Laws, regulations, and facility inspection requirements 2) Staff education 3) Safety and security 4) Organizing, and 5) Controlling. In order to reduce aforementioned problems, the following processes were recommended: develop and update the database of the hospital facilities especially as-built drawings regularly; develop explicit standards/procedures for hospital’s renovation projects; arrange a meeting with contractors to inform relevant standards and specific project requirements before bidding and contractor selection process; and arrange daily/weekly meetings during the whole construction process in order to set up plans and problem solutions and to develop effective communication between departments.