In the United States, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, there are 6,200 hospitals supplying thousands of hospital beds to provide treatment. Not every hospital will succeed. There are four critical building blocks that can help a hospital achieve success. Here’s the foundation a hospital needs.

1. High-Quality Medical Equipment

Hospitals should always invest in high-quality medical equipment. Not only does it prevent potential problems in the future, but it increases the hospital’s efficiency. You can worry less about equipment breaking or malfunctioning, and high-quality equipment will typically be faster and more reliable. Also, when it comes to something like hospital beds, you improve the quality of care for your patients by making them more comfortable.

2. Engaged Leadership

While patients in hospital beds deserve focused attention, so do staff members. Engaged leadership ensures that employees of the hospital are satisfied with their positions and feel a sense of loyalty to the hospital. Leadership should listen to work environment concerns, and take steps to improve the work environment.

Leadership is responsible for setting the pace of the hospital’s culture. Leadership is also responsible for creating a team environment in every department.

3. Comprehensive Care Coordination

Prompt access to care and prompt coordination of care is very important to patient satisfaction. There should be care coordinators there to provide easy access to care for the patients. Patient satisfaction is key to the success of any hospital. An actionable plan that includes constantly improving patient access and care coordination is a building block of a successful hospital. The patient should always be a primary focus.

4. Risk Reduction Plan

An important building block of any successful hospital is a risk-reduction plan. Risk reduction plans help to keep costs down, and ultimately improve care. If there is not a strong risk reduction plan in place, the hospital may struggle to survive. The plan should include everything from controlling the spread of infectious disease to what to do in case of a natural disaster. Risk reduction is a fundamental building block.

A hospital’s success is tethered to many things. Other considerations are equipment investments, continued education training, and revenue cycles. Even the quality of hospital beds is important. Learn more about improving your hospital today.