Taped On Location: Recent Seminar at
Center for Advanced Learning & Medical Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa
Guest panelists in video:
Jessica Bellman, Director of
Development, Optimal Outcomes
Adrian Hagerty, Regional Vice
President, ARRAY Architects
Repurposing space for medical use is
becoming a significant trend. More and more healthcare facilities are moving
physical therapy and other out-patient services away from the main hospital;
frequently, this involves repurposing existing buildings.
In this six-minute streaming video
excerpt, real estate and architecture experts discuss the role of repurposing
retail spaces for healthcare roles. A basic retail box can work as a healthcare
space, say the panelists, about 50% of the time, depending on the new purpose. A
pediatrician's office, for instance, has fewer unique needs than, say, a
cervical care facility. Speakers also pointed out the importance, and challenge,
of repurposing retail parking for healthcare facilities.
Another important issue discussed is the need to simplify the situation for
patients. It is often helpful, speakersí note, to co-locate specialties into a
"one-stop shopping" experience.