Suzy Cobin: 10 Top Things to Know About Surgery Center Real Estate Investments
July 30, 2012

Suzy Cobin, senior vice president with HSA PrimeCare, was recently interviewed by Laura Miller of Becker’s ASC Review about the 10 things that health care providers should know when considering an investment in an ambulatory surgery center. According to Suzy, factors such as patient access, facility size and location, and adaptability are all critical to the success of an outpatient development project and require the consultation of an experienced health care real estate expert.

10. Design the space with flexibility. Space flexibility is important when planning for the future of the surgery center. Make sure you are able to easily renovate the space as new ideas and technology transforms your ASC.

“Make sure the space can be re-utilized and your practice can be dynamic for change in the future,” says Ms. Cobin. “A long time ago, medical buildings often had surgeon offices in the back and exam rooms up front; now they are built for group visits with examination rooms large enough for families or several patients at one time. Think about what the rooms should look like physically and how they should be flexible.”

To see the complete list of the 10 Top Things to Know About Surgery Center Real Estate, visit the Becker’s ASC Review website.

Last month, HSA PrimeCare completed development of a two-story, 22,500-square-foot outpatient cancer treatment center for Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill. PrimeCare, an operating division of HSA Commercial Real Estate focused on real estate assets for the health care industry, is expected to finish a 19,593-square-foot cancer center next month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health on their Woodland Health Center Campus in Michigan City, Ind.

Becker’s ASC Review is a highly-specialized publication providing business, legal, and clinical guidance to a targeted audience of surgeons, medical directors, and health care administrators.

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