Micro hospitals are emerging as a distinct sector that offers an array of acute, ancillary and retail services, while offering a lower cost alternative to traditional hospital-outpatient facilities.
Micro-hospitals, if designed appropriately, avail four strategic advantages to hospital sponsors: market expansion, lower capital risks, lower operating costs and consumer appeal. They are designed and built to optimize patient experiences, maximize staff productivity and serve as a flexible footprint for additional services as demand warrants. While the regulatory climate for micro-hospitals is volatile, the sector is expected to grow as health systems deploy capital to micro hospital projects. Therefore, micro-hospitals serve as a critical element of a hospital’s strategic plan for growth and scale.
As a result, there are two emerging strategies in micro hospital development. Download the article to read more.