Euthenics is a Medical Equipment Planning and Interior Design firm, dedicated to improving the physical and mental well-being of people by controlled planning of their environment. Our Company has a long-standing reputation for service-oriented planning and design. In our multi-disciplinary, team-based operation, our talented group of equipment planners, interior designers, project managers, and technologists work together to create innovative and integrated solutions for our clients. Our wide range of clients include owners, architects, design-build firms, and project management groups.
Established in 1976 in St. Petersburg, Florida, Euthenics provides medical equipment planning and interior design services to an extensive clientele. These services are standalone or can be combined to provide complete interior planning. Our work consists primarily of health care and corporate projects, but also includes hospitality, broadcasting, institutional and retail projects.
Euthenics utilizes a single source multidisciplinary team of professional specialists who have the depth of experience necessary to meet the medical equipment planning requirements of each project. From a management standpoint, this provides for standardization, accountability and the common integration of data through a central point.
As one of the leading health care design firms in the country, Euthenics has the ability to handle the complexities of a given project in a timely manner. In order to facilitate this, we have developed sophisticated planning resources. These resources consist of an extensive equipment library system, equipment prototype/standards and an on-line computer system which contains a database of several thousand equipment items with current costs, utility requirements and detailed specifications. Our true asset is our staff of equipment planners and operations support personnel. Assignments of project responsibilities to our qualified staff insure the successful projects we are credited in producing.
The health care industry is experiencing a new era in cost containment. In the past, little attention was given to the financial impact of equipment related decisions. Reimbursement guidelines were favorable and mistakes could be easily discounted. Today, however, times have changed.
In this new health care environment, "state-of-the-art" is no longer sufficient as a planning criteria for selecting new technology. Today, for a technology to be appropriate, it must address the needs for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, productivity and at the same time, improve or maintain the quality of patient care. In addition, hospitals are finding themselves in an extremely competitive arena which puts an additional emphasis on a technology's marketability.
The equipping of a health care facility can easily account for 25 - 30% of the overall project costs.