Three Recommended Steps for Hospitals to Better Utilize Office Space Post-COVID-19

Source Article: Forbes

Commentary by: Chris Gordon, Senior Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

How are hospitals and medical centers rethinking their office needs and workspaces?

With the recent surges and fluctuations in patient care, access to clinical space is crucial. According to a recent article in Forbes, approximately one-third of academic medical centers are dedicated to non-clinical workspace. The pandemic has presented health systems an opportunity to reevaluate their spaces and create more productive and efficient floorplans.

To take a closer look, the following steps are recommended:

    1. Measure the Current State; utilization studies show who uses space and how often,

    2. Rethink Workplace Design; remote work policies, telehealth, shared workstations
      and amenities all provide new layers to designing efficient space, and

    3. Examine New Uses; how do hospitals redeploy “found space” into flexible uses
      that can handle both critical care and on-going patient care?

Read the full Forbes article here.

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