MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Readiness Group Inc., a leading provider of operational readiness for capital development projects in healthcare, has established a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada. This partnership extends from the successful completion of a medical equipment and furniture decommissioning event at the Niagara Health System in St. Catharines, Ontario. The partnership model applied to a hospital decommissioning event helps ensure the legacy space is cleared on time, surplus items are directed to community not-for-profit organizations and significant materials are diverted from landfills.
To fulfil the aggressive goals of emptying two facilities within a 6 week period and ensure a significant benefit to the community, The Readiness Group worked in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Niagara, one of the 69 Habitat affiliates across Canada working to make affordable housing accessible to low-income families. Together, Habitat for Humanity Niagara and The Readiness Group were successful in decommissioning and reallocating 2400 non-clinical assets. This type of partnership model maximizes benefits to the local community and the environment, while generating funds from the surplus assets to support the construction of more affordable homes in Canada.
"We are proud to have joined forces with The Readiness Group," said Habitat for Humanity Canada's Rob Voisin, Director, National ReStore and Product Services. "Meaningful partnerships like this help to drive mutually beneficial outcomes and fulfill our mandate to build affordable housing and promote home ownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty."
"Partnership management has become a critical component to delivering outcomes now expected in a typical hospital decommissioning event" said Patricia Santiago, Principal at The Readiness Group Inc. "Our medical equipment decommissioning offering formalizes and strengthens these types of partnerships so hospitals can provide additional benefits to the local community."
About The Readiness Group
The Readiness Group Inc. is a leading firm in the area of operational readiness for healthcare capital development projects. The firm represents the next generation of healthcare leadership in the private sector with a commitment to client success and to advance the quality of healthcare in North America.
SOURCE: The Readiness Group Inc.
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