By Roxana Baiceanu
❝ Specialization is becoming a key component for service delivery. Opportunities are emerging in … specialty or outpatient surgical centers, such as those focused on spine or cardiac care; rehabilitation and therapy inpatient centers; memory care or behavioral health; wellness centers or medical ‘malls’; addiction recovery facilities; etc.❞
—Zeke Turner, Founder & CEO, Mainstreet
❝ Three trends continue to drive health-care real estate development to outpatient settings. First, patient-centered care is bringing the delivery of care closer to the patient. Second, the continued advancement of technology is allowing providers to perform more and more procedures in ambulatory facilities. … Last, the continued growth of the population age 65 and over is increasing the demand for services.❞
—John Wilson, President,
❝ Micro hospitals will be a growing trend to provide accessibility and convenience for the patient—typically in a neighborhood setting—that might have gone to an emergency room or urgent care. This facility is less expensive for both construction and treatment of patients than inpatient (care) at an acute-care hospital, and can treat a larger group of conditions with inpatient beds than an urgent-care (facility).❞
—Julie Johnson, Principal, Healthcare Affinity Group, Avison Young
You’ll find more on this topic in the March 2018 issue of CPE.