Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Drexel Town Square Health Center in Oak Creek, Wisc. offers a full-spectrum of services and access to walking paths at Emerald Preserve Park.
In an article published this week by GlobeSt.com, HSA PrimeCare president John Wilson explains how millennials are influencing the design of modern medical office buildings.
John Wilson, President
Millennials are focused on preventative care and overall wellness, and they are demanding convenience and integrated technology. According to Wilson, “more medical office buildings are including wellness and fitness centers… Cardiology groups especially have tied checkups and recommended workouts together, allowing patients to do both activities in a single visit. And to cut down on the number of trips patients make, many operators now realize they should house an array of specialists.”
Last year, HSA PrimeCare developed the 109,000-square-foot Drexel Town Square Health Center in Oak Creek, Wisc. In addition to offering a full-spectrum of services, the multi-specialty building has immediate access to walking paths at Emerald Preserve Park that patients and employees of the facility can enjoy.
Wilson further describes how check-in kiosks and telemedicine technology are being utilized in healthcare facilities to serve millennials.
“Such facilities allow instant consultations with specialists who may be located 30 miles away at the main hospital, eliminating the need for much extra travel,” said Wilson. “It’s an ever-changing field and moving fast…The adage we always use is, approach the brick-and-mortar as if you were a patient.”
HSA PrimeCare and USAA Real Estate Company recently acquired the 45,722 SF Plymouth City Center Medical in Plymouth, Minn.
In an article published last week by GlobeSt.com, HSA PrimeCare president John Wilson explains how healthcare systems are working to reduce costs while preparing for a rapidly aging population and new patient needs.
John Wilson, President
According to Wilson, “…providers across the nation have largely shifted to a more patient-centered delivery model, with smaller, cost-efficient medical clinics doing much of the work once handled by big hospitals. Some of the savings will come from concentrating several specialties into one location, alongside more traditional doctors’ offices.”
Wilson further describes some specific design choices that HSA PrimeCare’s healthcare clients are implementing in order to fulfill the increasing demands of their patients.
“Facility design has become much more thoughtful – a trend that manifests itself in a variety of ways, including the use of warmer colors, abundant natural lighting and amenities like on-site pharmacies and imaging services,” says Wilson. “Some outpatient facilities have also added fitness centers that can be used for physical therapy and preventative care.”
Last week, HREI Insights announced the finalists for its fifth annual awards recognizing excellence in healthcare real estate development and leadership. Among the chosen facilities was HSA PrimeCare’s recent development, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Drexel Town Square Health Center in Oak Creek, Wisc.
The 109,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is due for completion next month and is scheduled to open by the end of January. The center will offer a wide spectrum of services including primary care, specialty care, urgent care, as well as an outpatient surgery center and full-service cancer center. Imaging, lab, and a retail pharmacy will also be available onsite.
In the category of Best New Medical Office Building and Other Outpatient Facilities 100,000 SF or More, the Froedtert & the MCW Drexel Town Square Health Center is one of five national finalists. HREI Insights will present the final awards at the RealShare Healthcare 2017 conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. on December 7th.
To view the complete lists of finalists in all categories, visit the HREI Insights website. For more information on the RealShare Healthcare 2017 conference, visit the GlobeSt.com event page.