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Hospital projects can strengthen neighborhoods

November 29, 2018

A new market for more responsive and proactive model of healthcare delivery changed the planning and land use strategies used on major hospital campuses, according to an article Medical Construction & Design website.

As new practices become more prevalent, hospitals’ traditional patterns of growth and expansion can be rethought to see how they can both promote health and strengthen their communities. 

One strategy is adopt shifting service models to monetize existing assets. As hospitals look beyond the patient bed, they free up precious real estate on landlocked campuses. The land might be used for a new building that consolidates off-campus departments or private development that serves the community.

Plans can also promote a mix of supporting uses by offering incentives to staff that walk to work (promoting wellness and creating demand for nearby housing and amenities) or by strategically locating new facilities in or near the neighborhood. 

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