A capacity test provides a high-level indication of
future demand against the current facility footprint.
A Capacity Test evaluates inpatient, surgical, and emergency department demand against the current footprint as a baseline for future planning efforts and “what if” scenarios in the market.
“What-if” scenarios might include hospital closure, service line expansion or even a “pause” on a facility expansion plan. Catalyst performs a high-level assessment of square footage requirements to determine how well the hospital can absorb change. Think of it as a “check under the hood” to start the conversation about the best use of capital dollars.
“From my perspective, there have been many consultants and third-party organizations that we work with where I feel like we have to drive the process more than I think we should. With [Catalyst], you drive the process extremely well… [Catalyst] thinks things out well in advance from a timeline perspective, which is very helpful for us.”
-System VP Strategic Planning & Marketing