Groton, CT – Daniel J. Fenyn, AIA, and Elizabeth J. Normand, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, both from The S/L/A/M Collaborative, and Stephen J. Carbery, vice president for facilities, design, construction, and real estate for the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHH), presented “Assessing the Ambulatory Network” at the New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society (NEHES) conference at the Groton Mystic Marriott in September.
Discussion focused on how YNHH methodically evaluated its extensive ambulatory network of more than 230 service locations to create the necessary foundation for the current retooling and expansion that is currently being instituted.
According to Fenyn, SLAM’s healthcare market sector leader, with the shift in care from inpatient to outpatient environments, assessing an institution’s ambulatory environment is more important than ever. “A facility manager’s responsibilities expand to that of a real estate expert,” he said.
“Facilities management needs to be able to quantify and understand their system’s resources before moving forward with expensive building repurposing, expansion, and new construction,” Carbery said.
Carbery, Fenyn, and Normand shared challenges, methodologies for assessment, and lessons-learned during the 90-minute session.