Medical Equipment Planning
Technology Assessment & Project Management

Deep Expertise

We have been providing medical equipment planning consulting services to hospitals and related healthcare facilities throughout the United States and abroad for 20 years. We understand the challenges involved in assessing, specifying, purchasing, storing and installing expensive medical equipment.

We’re known throughout the industry for our commitment to quality and customized service.

Our consultants bring a global planning perspective to your engagements and have delivered services for projects ranging from basic to highly complex, from minor to major infrastructure, from new to renovated construction.

Our team of experienced professionals includes project managers, equipment planners, architects, procurement experts, installation and relocation specialists, logistics experts and biomedical engineers. In addition to our core team members, we maintain excellent relationships with the major manufacturers of healthcare equipment, and include these suppliers as an extended part of our team.

All working as part of your team

No Ties To Manufacturers

As independent consultants, we have no ties to equipment manufacturers and maintain complete, unbiased objectivity with all of our vendors and contractors. We keep a strict “Code of Business Conduct” that prohibits team members from accepting money or gifts from suppliers and manufacturers.

We operate in your best interest and provide unbiased objectivity when recommending equipment and installation services.

We keep your budget and project timeline foremost in our mind. Our goal is to make each project as simple and inexpensive for you as possible.


Ferhat Salah
Principal and Founder

With over two decades of experience, Ferhat Salah directs the firm’s activities, overseeing Meplan’s focus on serving client needs. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in the planning and design of a wide variety of healthcare facilities, including replacement hospitals, specialty hospitals, medical colleges, ambulatory care centers and numerous hospital expansions and renovations. Under Ferhat’s leadership, Meplan has secured its position as a leading medical equipment planning firm by designing and efficiently delivering facilities that enhance care, improve operations, and grow business.

Prior to founding Meplan, Inc., Ferhat consulted for New York Presbyterian Hospital, providing complete Medical Equipment Planning Services for both Columbia and Cornell Campuses as well as overseeing equipment programming, budgeting, planning, specifying and purchasing.

In addition to establishing Meplan to better serve the medical equipment needs in the U.S. market, Ferhat founded S.a.r.l. Safemed in 1991 to provide hospital equipment management services, distribute medical equipment and provide biomedical engineering services to all hospitals in Algeria. Prior to this, he was  a department chief at En-Emedi, a national equipment company, responsible for equipment programming, specifications, documentation and procurement for all equipment to be imported.

Ferhat is fluent in English, French, Berber and Arabic and holds an engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Algiers (ENP).


We maintain active memberships in pertinent healthcare organizations:

  •  AIA New York Chapter Health Facilities Committee (AIA)
  •  New York Society for Health Planning (NYSHP)
  •  American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE-AHA)
  •  Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
  •  American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE)








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