We are continuously updating our Frequently Asked Questions to better address your inquiries. Here is a current list:
The time frame is determined by the amount of work needed. As specialists in healthcare retrofits and installations, we assemble and distribute to all pertinent staff a schedule developed to limit the downtime of the space.
We do endeavor to use as much of the existing space as possible but, first and foremost, we always adhere to manufacturer specifications and requirements. You will be fully involved in the planning process and the final layout of your imaging room will be discussed with you in advance. See special considerations for more information.
Actually, as a multi-vendor service provider, the equipment manufacturers frequently request our expertise and recommend their clients to us. This is based on our proficiency in the retrofitting, mechanical, and site requirements (including electrical, HVAC, and size) involved with placing diagnostic imaging equipment, whereas our manufacturing vendor colleagues primarily focus on the equipment alone. When the manufacturer is contracted to provide all services, they contact CHR for their “Turn-Key” projects.
In addition to performing all mechanical work involved in getting your equipment up and running (see Services), CHR provides consultation services to the client, general contractor, architects, engineers, and equipment manufacturers. Generally, our consultation is offered at no cost as it enhances our overall professional approach to each and every project situation. Should a customer request consulting services ONLY, however, we would charge a fee commensurate to the time and travel necessary for each assigned CHR technician.
CHR & Associates does not charge a set rate. Instead, we look at the project location coupled with the equipment and related manufacturer specifications to determine the scope of work and related pricing. We are transparent in our fees and you will be completely aware of your costs prior to beginning the work.
We have experience installing almost every type of imaging equipment on the market. SeeModalities for a full list.
See question #2 or, for more information, see special considerations.
Yes; we take each client and each project seriously and will travel to your facility at no cost to you for the on-site assessment. We also feel that arriving by car is more professional than, say, horse or go-cart.
No; while we can offer turn-key solutions for your medical equipment installation needs, we still work very closely with the equipment manufacturer. Once the equipment is installed and operating successfully, you will continue to work directly with the manufacturer.
State laws dictate whether permits are required. In Texas, permits are needed if any walls are relocated and the square footage of the space alters. Other circumstances requiring permits include whether or not the type of imaging equipment changes, power to the building is upgraded, and if there are major changes to the air conditioning or plumbing. Don’t worry–whether you’re in Texas or not, we’ll do all the research and legwork for you regarding all regulations.