Business and Architecture: New Directions for Rural & Small Hospitals

Jul 01, 1999

This article addresses three case studies that outline the changes occurring within the small and rural hospital community. These changes represent "business driven" planning decisions that were based on both financial and asset related planning scenarios. The article identifies and interactive and consensus building process with the full team of planners, architects and owners making business decisions based on the return on investment (ROI) factors. The case studies include quotes from interviews with the clients who discuss the pros/cons of their planning and design process.

J. Mark Smith, MBA, Assoc. AIA (Easter and Mason Healthcare Consulting Corporation)
The Academy Journal of the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects

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