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Andy Jarvis, EwingCole’s Healthcare practice leader, discusses the evolution of lean design along with Saul Jabbawy and Mary Frazier.

Today’s freestanding ambulatory care facilities range from storefront clinics to specialty care centers. “Health systems are building more sophisticated buildings offsite. They’re not just doctors’ offices,” says Andy Jarvis, AIA, LEED AP, principal and health care design practice leader at EwingCole, Philadelphia. “The idea, of course, strategically, is to take more and more complex care away from the acute care hospital.” This allows the hospital to focus on the most advanced cases.

Check out more in April’s cover story of Health Facilities Management!