With so many moving parts, designing an ambulatory care center requires an innovative approach. Balancing elements such as specialty physician practices, same-day surgery and physical therapy make a cookie-cutter approach to planning, programming. and wayfinding untenable. Real estate availability is also a challenge, which has led many medical facility developers to explore re-purposing unconventional buildings to meet their goals. So, what is the best approach to planning and site evaluation? Let's take a deeper look.
The right location is critical to the success of the medical facility. Location affects the usability of imaging equipment such as MRIs; future system growth; and the ability to satisfy the needs of unique users — not to mention whether the building can be zoned for medical use at all. After helping several medical facilities re-purpose buildings for medical use, I've compiled the most essential considerations and real-world scenarios that arise in the evaluation and design process. Prepare for the road ahead by watching my video on the topic:
As you've seen, site selection and evaluation is an important part of the process to ensure the future success of the ambulatory center. If you have questions about the process, or would like us to help you explore possibilities for your project, click the button below to contact Array or comment below.