HSA PrimeCare EVP Timothy Stanton Shares New Perspective After a Near-Death Experience in Healthcare Real Estate Insights Q&A

Tim Stanton, center, at a stroke survivor walk with members of his family (left to right): Joey, Kaleigh, Tim, his wife Tammy and Jack (Ryan, not pictured).

Last week marked the two year anniversary of the day HSA PrimeCare EVP Timothy Stanton suffered a major stroke, which severely impaired his ability to walk, breathe, and swallow and forever changed his perspective on the healthcare industry. Throughout his recovery Tim has continuously provided a unique, new perspective to the HSA PrimeCare team, offering suggestions to improve patient comfort in healthcare facilities the firm owns, manages, and develops.

30 days after the stroke Tim, center, left the hospital for the first time to attend his goddaughter’s wedding with his family (left to right): Kaleigh, Tammy, Ryan, Jack, & Joey.

In a recently published Q&A article with Healthcare Real Estate Insights, Tim provides a chronicle of his journey and discusses how his decisions as a patient have heightened his understanding of HSA’s responsibility to its healthcare provider partners and their patients.

Our job is to do everything and anything that provides an environment that will help patients get well. We need to understand and anticipate the needs of the patient, their caregivers and families. Having lived it, I can help the HSA PrimeCare team incorporate this vision into its work.

Click here to read the full Q&A at Healthcare Real Estate Insights online.

HSA PrimeCare EVP Tim Stanton Presents Award at Chicago Construction and Real Estate Council’s City of Hope Gala

From left to right: Tom Saletta, Joseph Cushing, Beth Cushing, Timothy Stanton, Guido Marcucci, M.D., Thomas Cushing

Last month, HSA PrimeCare EVP Timothy M. Stanton co-chaired The Real Estate and Construction Council of Chicago’s 25th Annual City of Hope Gala. The event gathered attendees from all sectors of the real estate industry to raise money for the City of Hope Hospital and Cancer Research Center and to present the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life award.

During the gala, Stanton presented the award to this year’s recipient, Joseph X. Cushing, Stanton’s cousin and EVP of Cushing and Company. In his speech, Tim focused on his highest values, which he believes Cushing also lives by: being good, being kind, being happy, and making a difference. Quoting Adrian Corday, Tim provided a recipe for happiness: “Live with enthusiasm, smile for no reason, love without conditions, act with purpose, and listen with your heart.”

Cushing was honored for his twenty-plus years of support for the organization. “It’s humbling to be recognized by an organization at the forefront of saving lives and volunteer work I am passionate about,” said Cushing. “We still have much work to do, and I’m excited to continue supporting this terrific organization.”

During his acceptance speech, he cited one of City of Hope’s early leaders, Samuel Golter, who centered his model on compassion, honor, and human dignity. He also spoke of friends and family members who have impacted him over the years. Of Stanton, Cushing said, “Anyone who is fortunate enough to have [Tim] as a friend, knows we have one of the best friends anyone could have. Tim is patient and funny, and breaking the mold of a broker, he’s smart and he’s thoughtful.”

With over 600 attendees, the gala raised over $657,000 for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening disease research.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution. For more information about City of Hope, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

HSA PrimeCare EVP Shares the Perspective of a Patient in Becker’s Hospital Review Byline

On the morning of July 6, 2016, Tim Stanton, an executive vice president with HSA PrimeCare, suffered a major stroke that left him unable to walk and with severe paralysis on the right side of his body. As he continues his recovery, our friend and colleague Tim is sharing his experience to help the HSA PrimeCare team continually find ways to improve its healthcare facilities and management strategies.

In a recently-published byline article with Becker’s Hospital Review, Tim offered his unique insights in addressing the need for a patient-centric approach to the design, development, and management of healthcare facilities.

On one occasion this past winter, I was walking from my car into a medical office building and encountered a patch of ice. It was already extremely difficult for me to walk in normal conditions, but the patch of ice literally froze me in my tracks. I was terrified of falling. But I was also terrified of looking silly, feeling helpless and being seen as sick. These are the feelings that we as healthcare real estate providers must be aware of while providing services to our patients. Comprehending and internalizing how our patients may be feeling allows us to better serve their needs.

Since Tim’s return to HSA PrimeCare, the team has engaged in a thorough portfolio-wide review of its properties to ensure their design and management practices are yielding the highest levels of patient care and the most comfortable experience.

To truly succeed as a provider and manager of medical real estate, one can’t simply be a medical building manager. We should strive to anticipate the unique needs of our patients and improve their experience in our buildings by embracing our role as part of a larger healthcare team working together to help in our patients’ recovery.

To read the full article, please visit the Becker’s Hospital Review website.