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Whether your project requires higher level departmental programming or more specific detail developing programs at a room-by-room level, Capital Healthcare Planning has the expertise on hand to help. Our programming projects have ranged from a series of rooms in a reuse exercise, to hospital departments, to entire hospitals and campuses. In many cases, detailed planning is left to healthcare architecture firms.
We plan for capital expenditures as if the money were our own. We believe hospitals can maintain better control of their facility direction and budgets by maintaining an intermediary between space and design. By standing between providers and architects in terms of facility sizing, we eliminate the potential for abuse in overbuilding by entities that are paid based on the construction budget.
Case in Point
Capital's client, located in a rapidly expanding market,
needed to grow its acute care facilities. A preliminary
plan led by healthcare architects proposed a new
patient tower replacing 50% of the existing beds and costing over $80 million dollars.
Capital Healthcare Planning was retained to develop demand models and related space programs for acute care services. The resulting facility plan was more flexible. The plan reused many existing beds, responding to variations in potential need by leveraging existing facilities. The outcome was more appropriately sized, and priced significantly lower.
Capital Healthcare Planning's Added Value
Capital budgets were reduced $20 million, more in line with the clients expectations and their debt carrying capacity
Existing facilities were maximized and overall campus use streamlined
Departments were efficiently sized creating higher potential revenue generated per square foot