John Pollock John Pollock says lean design principles are as important as the healthcare location.

SAN RAMON, CA—From 2000 to 2012, the US achieved more than a 30% decline in the death rates for heart disease and stroke. Similarly, the rate of deaths from cancer continues to decline. In 2016, there were an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. This number of survivors is expected to increase to 20.3 million by 2026, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Part of this success rate may be attributed to bringing more healthcare services to where people live and work, says John Pollock, CEO of Meridian. And, he points out that as healthcare providers implement outpatient strategies and move services away from hospitals to lower cost settings, the demand for prime outpatient locations has outstripped supply.

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Lisa Brown

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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