How can we improve the health of our communities, while also reducing costs and maintaining high-quality care? And how will we pay for it? These are the most vexing questions facing healthcare executives today.
An expanded patient base will be necessary for survival. Location is an increasingly critical factor in determining future success, with many asking: “Where do we need to be and what kind of service do we need to deliver?”
Uncertainty is unavoidable in the healthcare industry. But regardless of what direction healthcare reform may take, certain facts will not change. Healthcare costs must decrease to provide more care to more people, and keeping patients out of expensive hospital settings can drive down the cost of care and simultaneously improve population health. The right real estate strategy can help hospitals ensure that they have the right places for the right care.