Master Planning &

Strategic Implementation

 

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Our Services

Today’s Realities, Tomorrow’s Potential

Given the changing legislative, regulatory, and payment environment, many organizations are taking a second look at their real estate. Some are forgoing new buildings in favor of renovation and reuse, others are addressing unanticipated surges in bed needs. It is no longer enough to review a campus or facility master plan once every 10 years and call it a day — in today’s highly fluid environment, healthcare executives must align physical assets and operational imperatives more frequently with strategies for growth and strategic positioning.

 

This requires master planning tools that incorporate dynamic, data-rich modeling and scenario testing to respond to rapidly changing conditions. NBBJ’s Master Planning team brings together consultants in healthcare planning, urban planning, policy and strategy with advanced data analysts and visualization experts, in order to provide plans that are both immediately usable and continuously adaptable.

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Facility assessments integrate the physical,operational, and financial aspects of a project. And whether you’re planning and designing a small department, a single service line, an entire campus, or a multi-regional system, our solutions scale to the scope and focus of your project.

Facility

Assessment

Facility

Assessment

Our approach involves a thorough review and assessment of your service lines including a critical review of data and comprehensive discussions with service line leaders. We couple this to service line forecasts to determine what is needed going forward.

Needs

Assessment

Needs

Assessment

We can address the planning needs of greenfield sites to develop new markets, new construction to realign missions on existing campuses along with complex enabling and backfill strategies, or any combination.

Feasibility

Studies

Feasibility

Studies

Knowing who your patients are, where they live, and where they get care is the first step in determining a population health strategy. We use ArcGIS, design computation tools, and Lean tools to understand your organization’s patients and predict where they might best be served.

Population Health Planning

Population Health Planning

Our comprehensive approach to space programming brings together operational, functional, and physical needs to support our clients’ care delivery and mission. This often starts with “right-sizing” and includes identifying issues and then accommodating projected future growth by providing the right amount of space to be highly efficient.

Space Programming

Space Programming

We are able to uncover many opportunities to eliminate variation in service lines and significantly improve cost per case. Incorporating Lean methodologies represents one approach to identify and eliminate wasteful, non-value-added components in a work process and improve overall operational efficiencies.

Service Line Optimization

Service Line Optimization

We address the detailed aspects of site analysis and planning efforts to evaluate and identify the right environment and land facility options to match with our clients’ strategy and programs.

Site Planning

Site Planning

Our experts will conduct a visioning session where we will focus on what is unique to your organization, your people and your needs for your future workplace. Through this we will establish both aspirational and practical goals that will allow us to establish context, identify specific aspirations, and build consensus.

Visioning

Visioning

Our Process

NBBJ takes a rigorous approach to master planning, by integrating research into our decision-making process. We use proprietary computation and data analysis tools to evaluate the financial impact of real estate decisions, the ideal locations for outpatient clinics, the projected volumes of future service lines, the optimum phasing plans for new construction and much, much more.

 

These tools enable our clients to make better and more informed decisions quickly. Moreover, by joining our master planning expertise with our decades of experience designing and delivering best-in-class healthcare buildings, we can develop strategic solutions that
are not only rapidly and economically implementable, but also inherently flexible to adapt to future demands.

Learn more about our tools here.

 
Hi Tech and Hi Touch
Hi Tech and Hi Touch

Our Master Planning tools blend analog and digital tools for maximum benefit.

Make it Fun
Make it Fun

We master plan with accessible tools like Legos to make engagement more fun and interactive.

Make it Open
Make it Open

Big Room work sessions are a good strategy to hear lots of voices.

Hi Tech and Hi Touch
Hi Tech and Hi Touch

Our Master Planning tools blend analog and digital tools for maximum benefit.

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Our Clients

We have worked with over 80 clients on 111 million square feet of real estate across a wide range of scales.

 

Former Interim VP Facilities, Renown Health

CHUCK BRYANT, MBA

“NBBJ met every aspect of our identified need in Renown Health’s Population Health Master Planning process. We had a very compressed timeline, a limitation on funding, and a very rough idea about what we wanted to achieve. The team from NBBJ helped us organize out ASK, kept us on our overall timeline, dove deep into our data and gave us a final product exceeding our expectations.”

Vice President, Facility Services, Baylor College of Medicine

ROCK MORILLE, P.E., MBA

“Your team blended seamlessly into the BCM master planning team and together we were able to document the needs and visions of the multiple mission leaders at Baylor College of Medicine. Using baseline data, we were able to ... support their vision in a manner that provided the excitement necessary to embark on monumental projects. I am so pleased with the result and the partnership that we developed over the past 16 months.”

Division Director, CHI Franciscan Health

JOHN ELSWICK

"NBBJ has done an excellent job of simplifying a process that often feels overwhelming."

AMGEN

Seattle, WA

CHI FRANCISCAN HEALTH: HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER

Bremerton, WA

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Allentown, PA

NICKLAUS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Miami, FL

OVERLAKE MEDICAL CENTER

Bellevue, WA

RADY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

San Diego, CA

ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM

Bend, OR

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT MEDICAL CENTER

Beirut, Lebanon

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Houston, TX

ISLAND HOSPITAL

Anacortes, WA

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Boston, MA

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/CONEY ISLAND

Brooklyn, NY

PEACEHEALTH

AK, WA, OR

RENOWN HEALTH

Reno, NV

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Orange, CA

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

Seattle, WA

BRIGHAM & WOMEN' S HOSPITAL

Boston, MA

JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Philadelphia, PA

NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Columbus, OH

OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

Portland, OR

PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES

Renton, WA, Los Angeles, CA

SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

San Diego, CA

SUTTER PACIFIC MEDICAL FOUNDATION

San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma Counties, CA

VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

Renton, WA

 

Our Work

Click the case studies below to learn more about our work.

EMERSON FEASIBILITY AND LOCATION ANALYSIS
EMERSON FEASIBILITY AND LOCATION ANALYSIS

Contact

Please contact us to discuss your upcoming Master Planning or Strategic Implementation project.