News Release: Hammes Company hires healthcare facility development expert

Douglas Coover brings over two decades in the healthcare facilities development experience to Hammes.

Douglas Coover

MILWAUKEE, Wis. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2017 – Further enhancing its position as the nation’s leader in healthcare facilities development, Hammes Company (, has appointed Douglas Coover as vice president of facility development in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Coover brings an extensive background in project delivery and project management for large-scale capital programs successfully completed over the past two decades, which speaks to the depth and breadth of his capabilities. Coover was recently appointed as an international expert consultant for the International Joint Commission and has deep “hands on” experience with strategic planning on large healthcare projects that require an extensive understanding and appreciation for clinical operations and process improvement.

“Doug’s passion for healthcare operations combined with his wealth of knowledge in facilities management and proven best practices managing projects on behalf of some of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, is an excellent complement to our firm’s  mission and reputation for quality service,” says Chris Kay, Hammes Company’s president and chief operating officer.

Most recently, Coover served as director of design and construction for a major four-hospital system on the east coast. Prior to that he served as a healthcare architect and planner. Coover received his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Idaho. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), and Center for Health Design (CHD).

About Hammes Company

Hammes Company has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as the No. 1 healthcare facility developer for 16 years. Hammes Company has managed in excess of 57 million square feet of complex new, expansion, renovation, replacement, ambulatory care, and acute care projects with a value of over $23 billion for hospitals and health systems nationwide. Hammes Company represents extensive experience managing the planning, financing, development, construction, leasing, and management of non-acute and acute healthcare facilities.

Hammes Company has helped many of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations plan, implement, and manage facility strategies and solutions for more than a quarter of a century. The company delivers measurable results that help healthcare providers grow while meeting the unique health and wellness needs of their communities. Hammes Company is headquartered in greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and provides services through a network of regional offices strategically located across the country.

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