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Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 2-3 pm ET
Adaptive reuse: Transforming big-box groceries into community outpatient health center
In the past decade, retail health has emerged as a popular model for bringing quality healthcare into American communities. As retailers go online, their former storefronts present opportunities for repurposing into outpatient health centers that are mutually beneficial to patients and healthcare institutions. Patient consumers can enjoy the convenience and customer experience of a retail facility located in their neighborhood while medical facilities can fulfill expansion plans with financially and environmentally efficient solutions. The adaptive reuse of big-box groceries, with their ample parking and strategic locations, has become a competitive iteration of retail health in an increasingly consumer-driven market.
During this session, attendees will follow the development of Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade in Nashville, Tennessee and the BJC Outpatient Center in Edwardsville, Illinois from former grocery stores to new health centers. Though Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade is an ambulatory surgical center and the BJC Outpatient Center is a multi-specialty healthcare center, these two case studies will explore their opportunities, challenges, and outcomes in transforming former supermarkets into community based, outpatient health centers.
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Director of Program Management | WMG Development, LLC
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal | Blair + Mui Dowd Architects
Executive Director | Office of Planning, Design and Construction at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Associate Principal | Lawrence Group
VP of Development, Design and Construction | The DESCO Group, Inc.
Michelle Yates, CPSM, FSMPS, EDAC
Business Development Director | Landco Construction