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Integrated multi-prime delivery benefits healthcare facility projects through lower costs, and faster times to market

July 31—As some of the nation’s leading hospitals in Texas continue to reach out to service their communities ever-growing healthcare needs, new multi-phased capital facility development projects are being delivered in record time to be first to market. Throughout the United States, new forms of integrated multi-prime delivery methods are being applied to help control costs on large complex hospital and ambulatory facilities   faster and with greater certainties of outcomes.

The white paper released today by, Hammes, the nation’s leading healthcare facility developer, outlines the benefits and challenges of this innovative procurement strategy now being used more and more by leading healthcare providers in Texas and around the United States. 

“Healthcare projects are often incredibly complex, requiring long, multi-phased schedules that must be managed by highly experienced design and construction management professionals who need to work closely together both with their clients and prime contractors and suppliers. This ensures they deliver high-performing, patient-centric, design-neutral buildings that can meet the ever-changing needs of today’s providers,” says Chris Kay, president and COO at Hammes. “When executed well, integrated multi-prime project delivery can be the ideal approach to meeting providers’ fast track time to market needs while also measurably improving control of the overall capital facilities development process from beginning to end,” Kay adds.

This innovative procurement strategy has been used by experienced healthcare real estate developers, as well as government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. Integrated Multi-prime Delivery (IMPD) is now being adopted by some of this nation’s fastest growing healthcare systems around the country, enabling healthcare capital development professionals to build new hospital campuses in new markets, faster and with greater certainty of outcomes.

Well-managed IMPD strategies enable healthcare system Owners to eliminate unnecessary project overhead costs, reduce duplication of effort, and helps close the gaps in technical communication that is often the cause of errors and omissions in construction documents which can lead to schedule delays and budget overruns on large healthcare facility development programs.

Healthcare Owners who choose to use an IMPD strategy are highly encouraged to seek out and hire an experienced project management or real estate development firm to manage the process from concept through completion. “The clients we have worked with who choose an integrated multi-prime delivery strategy have experienced improved outcomes,” says Chris Kay. “More and more Owners are choosing IMPD strategies - but be warned that IMPD is rarely successful if the Owner has not first hired an experienced healthcare facilities development team who is knowledgeable with the unique procurement and logistics planning associated with successfully implementing this process.”

Experienced project managers who specialize in healthcare facilities are critical to delivering a successful project - regardless of the procurement strategy chosen by the Owner. “The primary benefits to having an integrated multi-prime delivery strategy are that the Owner has better control of the process and can accelerate the completion of the project while also eliminating layers of otherwise unnecessary project overhead costs”, says Chris Kay”.

For more information about integrated multi-prime project delivery contracting for healthcare facilities, download the Hammes’ white paper at


Access the PDF here