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Division of Facilities Operations

Facilities Operations - Picture of a facility

The Division of Facilities Operations includes the activities that support the operation of health care facilities to accomplish its ultimate goal: the delivery of health care. This Division is involved in the maintenance, repair, and improvement of:

  • Physical Plant (buildings),
  • Utility Systems (exterior and interior),
  • Clinical Equipment (medical and often non-medical),
  • Grounds, Roads, and Parking Lots,
  • and Building Service Equipment Systems that provide the physical environment for patient care.

Organizing these engineering related services include assessing the structure, utilities, and equipment, designing modifications, preparing engineering drawings and specifications for repairs and improvements, and troubleshooting major components or system failures. The Division is also responsible for the realty, clinical engineering, and facilities environmental programs.

The mission of the Indian Health Service, Division of Facilities Operations is:

To support delivery of health care and preventative services to American Indians and Native Alaskans and to safeguard interests in property. Without functional health care facilities, the efficient and effective delivery of preventative and curative services is not possible. The specific goal of the program is to ensure the optimum availability of functional, well maintained health care facilities and staff housing.