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HOUSTON—In the last few years, more total joint and spine procedures, along with MRIs and CT scans have moved to outpatient settings, and moderate M&A activity within the outpatient surgery setting is impacting the industry, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Outpatient migration has been a multi-decade trend and is a topic covered in almost every healthcare real estate conference or industry whitepaper. This theme remains as relevant as ever, as the shift toward outpatient off-campus settings continues unabated this year.
Two projects are soon to begin at Houston Methodist Hospital that illustrate this phenomenon. Demolition, renovation and expansion of Houston Methodist Research Institute’s imaging suite and a build-out of a new GMP cleanroom in the institution’s outpatient center are expected to be complete in spring 2019.
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Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.
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