SCOTTSDALE, AZ—Healthcare facilities design has transformed over the years. Expert panelists at the recent GlobeSt. Healthcare Real Estate Conference joined together to address the pertinent issues in the design and construction process of hospitals, outpatient facilities, urgent care clinics, and MOBs. They discussed the challenges and solutions involved in the design and construction stages while utilizing new delivery methods to create more efficient facilities.

Panelist Daina Pitzenberger, SVP at JLL, says the future will be about value-based care that will incorporate more than just wellness and education. “It will still be connected to really monitoring and managing illness. The whole deal is trying to decrease cost of care.”

One of the trends she expects to see more of is the five-story medical office building that is similar to the airline admission process with one reception desk. “It is unique because it is a centralized receptionist and they give you what looks like a boarding pass and families join since you have to also educate all the members of the family. The exam rooms are large. It is unique.”

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Natalie Dolce

Natalie Dolce, editor-in-chief of and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines and the overall quality of content. Previously she served as national executive editor and editor of the West Coast region for and Real Estate Forum, and was responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, she was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for Her background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel,, and Co-Ed magazine. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications, including and Museums New York magazine.

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