Facilities Planning and Management
Rapid Scientific, technological and medical advances in recent years have completely transformed the health care sector. Hospitals have become a dynamic industry. Professionals who are responsible for planning and designing hospitals and those who subsequently manage, maintain and operate them efficiently find the task of managing change quite challenging.
This book is a complete resource for those who are keen to understand the basics as well as the complexities of managing a hospital well. It has lots of ideas for the architect, who conceives of a viable plan for the hospital. It addresses the various issues which must be kept in mind by consultants, planners and administrators who subsequently run the hospital.
The book has been authored by an acknowledged hospital administrator, G. D Kunders, who has several years of experience and insight in this field. Profusely illustrated with drawings and pictures, it goes into sufficient amount of depth and is a repository of ideas for those who want to excel in the art of managing hospitals
Among the more interesting chapters are:
- Planning and Designing a Hospital: The Correct Way
- Planning and Designing Medical and Ancillary Services
- Planning and Designing Nursing Services
- Supportive Services
- Facilities Planning for Managing SARS
Topics of interest include:
- CATH Lab
- Hospital Information System
About the Author
G D Kunders is a highly acknowledged hospital administrator and a health care facilities planner. He has an unusually rich background and experience in hospital administration, having worked for many years in some of the leading hospitals in India and the USA.
Mr. Kunders holds a Master’s degree in English language and literature from the Madras University. Later he received his Master’s degree in business administration from the Atlanta University in Atlanta, USA, distinguishing himself by earning recognition from Delta Mu Delta national honor Society in Business Administration for high scholastic achievement. In the mid-1980s, Mr. Kunders had a unique privilege of being invited to work as a Visiting Hospital Administrator in two of Evangelical Health Systems’ leading hospitals in the Chicago area.
G D Kunders has written a number of articles on the management of hospitals. These have been published in leading health care journals. Based in Bangalore, Mr. Kunders currently offers his services as a consultant in hospital management. Among his other books, the most well known is HOSPITALS: Planning, Design and Management