Real Estate Considerations of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

One of the growing trends in health care systems nationwide is the emergence of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) that provide patients and payers with more accessible and lower-cost treatment options for many procedures.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers are an Essential Part in the Deployment of Ambulatory Networks

One of the growing trends in health care systems nationwide is the emergence of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) that provide patients and payers with more accessible and lower-cost treatment options for many procedures.

These ASCs are a key part of the ambulatory network model that decentralizes patient care, and distributes treatment options away from a centralized solution to a network of delivery sites that include ASCs, medical office buildings (MOBs), urgent care facilities, micro hospitals, and freestanding emergency departments, each of which offers unique benefits to the enterprise and the patient. Ambulatory network facilities allow wide choices in location, more favorable and ample parking, easy wayfinding and a less foreboding atmosphere for the patient.

The ambulatory site expansion away from the centralized campus places care closer to the patient, while extending the footprint of the enterprise and growing the brand. Convenient locations and consistent branding are not only drivers for growth, ambulatory networks also provides greater flexibility in the real estate portfolio, quicker time to market and getter utilization of capital. Site selection options are more numerous, the planning/design/permitting/construction cycle shorter, and occupancy quicker when contrasted with that of centralized campuses.



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