Uplift Podcast: A Complicated Equation. Managing Project Costs in the Face of Financial Uncertainty
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Healthcare institutions face a perfect storm of financial uncertainty coupled with high demand for care. Factors like shrinking reimbursement, staff shortages and rising labor costs contribute to thinner margins, yet many systems need to expand to meet increased patient volumes. While the root causes of these issues are multifaceted, the architecture industry can help mitigate financial risk when it comes to the design and construction of hospitals and clinics—something healthcare systems are predicted to spend $45.8 billion on in 2023 alone.
On this episode, we're joined by Jeff Schroder, Assistant Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction at Atrium Health, and Ed Trotter, Senior Project Manager, Design & Construction at Oregon Health and Science University, as well as NBBJ's Molly Wolf to discuss strategies to reduce costs in healthcare construction.
About Our Guests
Jeff is the Assistant Vice President of planning, design and construction at Atrium Health, where he is responsible for developing projects from conceptual design through construction. Jeff has been involved in all facets of the healthcare design and construction process for the last 20 years. Prior to Atrium, he spent the 11 years as an owner’s representative for two major health systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has overseen design and construction of more than $2 billion in projects, ranging from new builds, major renovations and specialty projects.