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.
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.