Healthcare providers are collaborating with urban planners and the government to create medically oriented, mixed-use developments, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
These healthcare-centered communities include housing, retail, education, research and development, recreation, culture, social services, public and active transportation, the article said.
When planning a healthcare facility, systems “should take into consideration other factors to make it more effective,” Ramanathan Raju, M.D., FACS, FACHE said. “We cannot deliver healthcare anymore in isolation.”
For instance, in Staten Island, N.Y., the Sea View Healthy Community will include medical, retail, residential and community facilities, as well as open space.
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