New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Controls Over Major Movable Fixed Assets

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) operates eleven acute care hospitals, four long-term care facilities, six diagnostic and treatment centers, a certified home health agency, and more than 100 community-based clinics. We examined HHC’s controls over movable assets such as medical equipment and computers. We determined that many assets were not tagged, retired assets were included on the inventory record, assets retirements were not adequately documented, and asset locations either were not recorded or were recorded inaccurately. We also determined that many assets could not be accounted for. We recommended that the controls over these assets be significantly improved.

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