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Knowing When to Love It or List It: The Healthcare Built Environment

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Knowing When to Love It or List It: The Healthcare Built Environment

Knowing When to Love It or List It: The Healthcare Built Environment

This past September, SS&A served as faculty at the Health Facilities Institute 31st annual symposium. It was great to reconnect with other attendees and learn from the faculty at this symposium.

For our presentation, SS&A spoofed HGTV’s hit show Love It or List It. Instead of focusing on residential properties and homeowners, we focused on the healthcare built environment.

So, how do you know when it’s time to Love It (renovate your existing healthcare facility) or List It (build or renovate in a new location)? We fit a Facility Utilization Assessment of a clinic in Hawaii into an episode of Love It or List It to teach key factors in determining an existing facility’s adaptability to current/future healthcare delivery needs.

SS&A’s Shaun Bott played the role of the episode’s conflicted client. Katelyn Walker played Team Love It designer with the reputation as a miracle worker with tired old healthcare facilities. Brian Sickles played the role of the real estate agent always trying to sell Shaun on something new.

By the end of the episode, Shaun had to choose between two plans with unique costs and time implications.

  1. A Love It option involving a major addition/alteration
  2. A List It option involving a new building and location

Like the show, SS&A enlists the help of many experts working behind the scenes to support the hosts. We’re a full-service design firm with architects, engineers, cost estimators, medical planners, interior designers, and everything in between. We have a long history of helping clients make informed decisions through facility assessments and studies that explore multiple courses of action.

We’re looking forward to the 2022 conferences and symposiums. Please contact us if you need expert help to decide whether it’s time to Love it or List it.

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