Facing a lack of community awareness and a disproportionate number of outpatients, this facility engaged FreemanWhite to create a new image for the site to recapture patient volume, improve site functionality, right-size the hospital based upon future inpatient volumes, and expand/relocate outpatient services to manage the health of newly insured patients as they join the system.
Differing substantially from the typical “large hospital/small MOB” model seen on many hospital campuses, FreemanWhite’s recommendation creates a disease-based “small hospital/large MOB” to capture and manage patients with common treatment conditions prevalent in the service area. The master plan proposes:
Within newly configured outpatient zones, a disease-based model promises notable economies of scale. Rather than individual clinics for each provider with dedicated exam rooms, support, and waiting, one large clinic will house multiple providers with shared waiting, staff, and exam spaces. Like a modern emergency department, the clinic will be able to accordion up or down depending upon volume fluctuations at different times of the day or week.