Acute Vs. Ambulatory in Healthcare Real Estate

There are two distinct delivery methods in the construction of medical facilities that are currently in use by many of the major health care systems.

Development and Construction Methods by Third-Party Providers

There are two distinct delivery methods in the construction of medical facilities that are currently in use by many of the major health care systems. On-campus development teams and third-party ambulatory developers build notably different products that are driven by different specifications, regulatory requirements, physical constraints and construction methods.

Ambulatory construction methods may be wholly unsuitable for on-campus facilities, and on-campus construction standards excessive for an off-campus medical office building (MOB) or Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). In fact, the biggest risk to ambulatory network construction is building off-campus facilities to hospital-grade standards. Again, these are different products for different applications.

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