Imagining the Future

Hospitals without Beds


ACE Summit

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia

After denial of a Certificate of Need to add beds in Estero, Fla. – a vibrant, growing and self-professed "bed need area" – Lee Memorial Health System reversed traditional thinking to plan a new outpatient healthcare center focused on health, wellness, and proactive care management. In this session, Laura Stillman and Dave Kistel, vice president of facility management and support services for LMHS, will describe the system's visionary planning approach for the iconic and experimental campus. Because future planning requires a core understanding of healthcare economic and regulatory trends and influencers, this session highlights state and national drivers that impact planning for healthcare facilities in the future. The session also profiles how lean planning, which involved more than 150 clinical providers in the facility solution, informed the development of a building layout. The resulting plan integrated the system's healthy lifestyle mission with facility, site, and program objectives.