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Feature Story: Health systems are fighting back against disruptors

Feature Story: Health systems are fighting back against disruptors

Executives talk strategy for taking on Amazon, other non-traditional providers By John B. Mugford Not too long ago, a hospital or health system could easily identify its main competitors: typically other hospitals, perhaps, or health systems, looking to enter its market or to fly their flag in unclaimed territory. As we all know, much has […]

Jim Jacobsen and Lisa Slama of Sg2 (Photo courtesy of BOMA/Suburban Chicago)

Feature Story: Where do HRE opportunities lie in the next decade?

ASCs and ‘intermediate acuity services’ will lead growth, consultant Sg2 says By John B. Mugford Everyone knows about the troubles facing large health systems as they try to keep their hospitals up to date and vibrant while seeing the need to move as many low-acuity procedures and surgeries to outpatient facilities as possible – even […]

Feature Story: HRE gains steam as possible downturn nears

Feature Story: HRE gains steam as possible downturn nears

Healthcare real estate executives tout the property type during InterFace panel By John B. Mugford Professionals involved in owning, developing, leasing or financing medical office buildings (MOBs) often point to the Great Recession as an instigator for new investors to become interested in the property type. To be sure, the healthcare real estate (HRE) space […]

Feature Story: Kaiser remains the king of HRE ownership

Feature Story: Kaiser remains the king of HRE ownership

Revista’s annual top 50 owners report shows UnitedHealth Group is on the rise ARNOLD, Md. – The old news is that the country’s largest owner of medical real estate, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, remained the king of the property type in 2018. For the sixth consecutive year, Kaiser, a health insurer and provider with 8.6 […]

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Feature Story: MOBs still rule the outpatient space

Consultant with The Advisory Board ranks the property types at Colliers conference CHICAGO — Of the five main outpatient facility types, medical office buildings (MOBs), urgent care centers and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have the most positive outlooks and futures in the healthcare and healthcare real estate (HRE) sector. On the other hand, the outlook […]

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Feature Story: Most patients have been slow to embrace telehealth

‘We’re not Open Table yet… They still want to talk to somebody,’ Colliers panelists say  CHICAGO — It’s likely that a good percentage of professionals involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) are curious about how advances in technology, including telehealth and e-visits, will affect medical facilities in the years to come. It looks as if […]

Feature Story: Systems need help, advice with their R.E. strategy

Feature Story: Systems need help, advice with their R.E. strategy

Panelists at Colliers Healthcare conference outline what they want from HRE firms CHICAGO — When health system executives talk, healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals typically sit up and listen. After all, the needs of the country’s hospitals and health systems are what continue to drive HRE facility development, acquisitions, property management and other services such […]

News Release: Walgreens seeks to optimize its real estate

News Release: Walgreens seeks to optimize its real estate

National pharmacy/retailer has big plans for delivering healthcare services By John B. Mugford         After all, the company, operates a network of 9,653 stores in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., that are primarily focused on its pharmacy business as well as selling healthcare and beauty products. Astonishingly, its network of stores […]

Gary Weatherford of GoHealth Urgent Care (center) describes his firm’s approach to evaluating urgent care center opportunities during the ICSC RECon convention in Las Vegas. He was joined by moderator David Wirth of Cushman & Wakefield (left) and fellow panelist Alan Ayers of Urgent care Consultants (right). (Photo courtesy of ICSC)

Feature Story: Urgent care opportunities abound

R.E. strategies for such facilities is no longer an ‘affluent suburban’ or ‘Sunbelt’ play By John B. Mugford Although some suburban markets nationwide have reached a saturation point when it comes to the number of urgent care centers (UCCs), changes in healthcare and payment systems are creating more and more opportunities in new areas throughout […]

Kaiser Permanente opened a new 19,000 square foot medical clinic into the former Crossroads Shopping Center in Watsonville, Calif., south of San Jose, in December 2016. (Photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente)

Feature Story: Kaiser Permanente’s retail strategy

America’s largest MOB owner explains what it looks for in a retail location By John B. Mugford Plenty of health systems and physician practices these days are setting up shop in retrofitted spaces in retail centers, including large shopping malls. But how does this get done, what malls make the best locations for such spaces, […]

Feature Story: Northwestern Memorial flips the script

Feature Story: Northwestern Memorial flips the script

Adding healthcare to retail areas is big trend. But what about adding retail to healthcare? By John B. Mugford The “retailization” of healthcare is a well-documented, recent and successful trend in the country’s medical delivery model. But what about the “healthcare-ization” of retail? Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, a 10-hospital system in Greater Chicago, has flipped the […]

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Feature Story: Micro-hospitals like high-visibility retail locations

Emerus exec’s motto is ‘See me a thousand times before you need me once’ By John B. Mugford Certainly, in this age of the “retailization” of healthcare delivery, finding convenient, highly visible locations in areas with “good demographics” is as important as ever for those planning new medical facilities. Even so, one professional who has […]

Feature Story: How to land business with health systems

Feature Story: How to land business with health systems

Health system execs talk about what they expect from third-party firms  By John B. Mugford MINNEAPOLIS – It is likely that any professional or company involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) has a goal of providing services or capital for, or establishing a client relationship with, strong healthcare systems and providers. One very well-attended panel […]

Cover Story: The Next Stage

Cover Story: The Next Stage

Stage Equity Partners plans to stick with the same proven acquisition strategy that has served it well during the past 10 years, but perhaps with a few tweaks By Murray W. Wolf Conventional wisdom holds that a recession is a terrible time to start a business. However, some believe that it might just be the […]

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Feature Story: Think of patients as customers

Focusing on ‘the patient experience’ is no longer enough, ICSC speaker says By Murray W. Wolf For at least a decade, healthcare executives have been talking earnestly about “the patient experience” – the sum of all interactions that a patient has with a healthcare organization, including the people, processes, policies, communications, actions and environment. Not […]