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Before the shovel hits the ground

Article by Nancy Kramek Connolly, Senior Vice President

For many “the project” starts as a glimmer in the eye. An opportunity to improve what seems broken, inefficient or just plain old. Few executives will have the opportunity to build a new facility; to experience the thousands of decisions that are required throughout the process; to engage with their communities at such an intimate – and sometimes difficult level – in gaining their support for a major transformation of their healthcare system.


Before the shovel hits the ground however, there is much to consider and a myriad of planning activities. Addressed below are the five key considerations for clients considering a new hospital, either replacement or new market entry.
1.  Strategy
2.  Site
3.  Approvals
4.  Community engagement
5.  Design and development team partners

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