As healthcare transitions to a value-based model with an increasing focus on wellness and preventative care, healthcare organizations are seeking opportunities to tailor their services to the communities they serve. To support these services, the facilities being planned are evolving as well, making the planning process more complex and involved than it has been historically.
Traditionally, master planning has focused on the acute care hospital campus by identifying ideal locations for expansion and addressing both infrastructure deficiencies and building obsolescence through a lens of future growth. In today’s competitive healthcare industry, the process must also address how to leverage an organization’s physical plant to support the full continuum of care and develop an ambulatory strategy that deploys wellness, primary care, and specialties. Below are insights for navigating and mastering the master planning process.