Knowledge on Demand



Seena Hassouna AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, Lean Green Belt - Healthcare

As the healthcare landscape shifts, many providers are delivering care in innovative ways. With the goal of integrating into their patients daily lives, providers are also searching for new, conveniently-located facilities capable of accommodating a wide array of ambulatory services ranging from a simple exam, consultation or blood draw room to more complex procedures, including surgery and imaging. Procedural spaces may require significant adjustment to existing building infrastructure and incur substantial capital construction cost. Developing a rigorous site selection process provides a framework for data-driven decision-making.


An emerging trend is to acquire, develop and open ambulatory care facilities as quickly as possible. Healthcare systems should pause to understand which considerations to focus on when looking for real estate properties or locations to accommodate the needs of healthcare and an ambulatory environment, as well as the challenges.

During this session, we will review the determinations of site selection, and provide a checklist of aspects to look for in these facilities to successfully achieve a retail business model.