Smart Master Planning: How Health Systems Can Be Ready for the Uncertainties of the Future

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
2:45 PM–4:00 PM
Congressional B
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Moderator: Charles Griffin, Healthcare Sector Leader, EYP

Health systems and academic medical centers must facilitate stellar community and outpatient care while still supporting and managing hospitals dedicated to highly specialized acuity level needs. Since a significant number of health systems across the country are working in campuses built over decades, many with antiquated systems, technology, and design features, it can be challenging to remain relevant and resilient when faced with:

• Unanticipated effects of Mother Nature
• Impact of politics
• Need for high level of security
• Containment of unexpected epidemics
• Ever-changing landscape of healthcare delivery

During this panel discussion, expert presenters will explore several examples and strategies that showcase the value of maintaining flexibility in your master plan to allow for a variety of potential futures for your hospital(s). Regardless of any constraints – a unique campus or financial limitations, etc. – solutions for creating a future footprint exist and are achievable. Through this interactive session, the audience will:

• Discover actionable insight on the benefits of developing, implementing, and maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and long-range campus master plan
• Discuss growth and renewal strategies such as thoughtful master planning, maximum use of land, improving access, and optimizing investment

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