Declining inpatient growth and increases in outpatient services are fueling the rise in ambulatory facilities. This trend is putting outpatient care in a strategic position to bring more services out of urban centers and into the surrounding communities and neighborhoods. As organizations face a tight capital environment and an uncertain future, innovation in building the facilities of tomorrow is paramount. Adapting today's built environment to meet tomorrow's health care needs is a strategic opportunity to deliver facilities with greater speed and at a lower cost in the center of the communities they serve.
This session will enable attendees to:
Identify the right conditions and target markets for repurposing existing buildings in a community.
Describe the challenges other building types pose to the planning process, construction, and infrastructure needs of a health facility.
Explain the cost-saving opportunities that can be realized by converting the existing built environment.
Identify the market forces driving the shifts in tomorrow's health care system.
AIA, NCARB, FASHE,
Executive Director Facility Planning,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences