In recent years, an increasing number of health systems have looked to optimize their valuable real estate portfolios to reduce costs and drive revenue. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a shift in how brick-and-mortar facilities are utilized and its impact is reinforcing the need for alternative revenue sources, such as real estate. Healthcare organizations are increasingly taking on new roles as landlords, real estate developers and urban planners, as they seek to lift up their surrounding communities in ways that often also result in new revenue.
In a discussion with Modern Healthcare Custom Media, two industry leaders in this space discussed how health systems can most effectively leverage real estate assets to ensure success in this new normal.
Tabitha Ponte is founder and CEO of Ponte Health, a Fla.-based company specializing in the development and holdings of health facilities and infrastructure that are sustainable, technology integrated, and patient- and data-driven.
William Schlein is the healthcare practice leader at LS3P. In this role, Willy brings visionary healthcare experience to clients across the Southeast. He focuses on adding value in planning and design through an effective mix of healthcare delivery models.