Safety

Microhospitals keep costs down while catering to the masses

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, September 1, 2019

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Healthcare Life Safety Compliance.

By John Palmer

As the need for increased healthcare services becomes more widespread in even the most remote parts of the country, providers continue to look for the most cost-efficient way to fill that need.

Yet the solution now being adopted isn’t to make hospitals bigger—instead, facility operators are thinking smaller.

A new building trend toward creating facilities known as microhospitals is fast becoming the answer to getting basic ambulatory care services to more people, while avoiding the costs associated with constructing large buildings.

Microhospitals are springing up in sprawling areas that are home to large populations of people who might not need (or have access to) care at a larger metropolitan hospital, but still need inpatient services that an urgent care or walk-in clinic can’t provide.

In many expansive communities such as Las Vegas and Houston, these locations are being built as feeder facilities, which are distributed throughout the region as part of a network, and are scalable to meet the strategic goals of healthcare organizations.

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Healthcare Life Safety Compliance.

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Basic OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your outpatient...

  • Basic Dental OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your dental...

Most Popular