Project Description

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Accommodating Fixed Revenue with Variable Competitive Strategies

The Problem

A health system was facing capacity constraints in key revenue generating departments – inpatient and surgery. The client commissioned the Catalyst Team to conduct a strategic market and data review, resulting in a Strategic Master Plan that addressed the current capacity constraints and issues in key hospital departments, and prepared these key departments for anticipated future growth.

The Approach

Catalyst experts conducted a strategic and operational assessment of the hospital campus through interviews with department, hospital and system leaders, and assessed the current functional use of the campus along various dimensions – utilization, space benchmarks, and site plan. The assessment identified deficiencies (inpatient beds, ORs, catheterization labs) in current space and highlighted the implications for the future of the campus. Future utilization projections and the associated required space were developed as well.

The Solution

Once the gap between available and future key planning parameter and the associated space need for each focus area was identified, the Catalyst team worked with the client to prioritize the recommended changes based on the strategic and clinical importance. A roadmap was developed showing at a high level (with block diagrams and floor plans), how to transform the facility to what it needed to be in the future to meet leadership’s goals. Phased construction cost estimates were provided, so that the leadership team could develop a financial plan for making the recommended capital improvements.

Project Details


West Coast


Urban Medical Center


Strategic Facility Master Plan

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