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Tuesday, September 27, 2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Design through a merger and acquisition

Michael Corey
Managing Partner, Synergis Development Partners LLC
Kelly McDaniel
Executive Director of Support Services, Covenant Health
Associate Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture
Julissa Tellez, Assoc. AIA, EDAC
Sr. Associate, E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Covenant Health Covenant Health, the largest health care institution in the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region, was in the design of a denovo $75M hospital when the acquisition of Lea Regional Medical Center (LRMC) was completed. The two facilities, which served the same market, created a new set of design considerations and required a new approach. Overnight planning parameters changed. Existing service lines of LRMC were no longer in competition but had to be analyzed for their role in overall care for the region. Patient volume calculations needed to be updated, staffing needs and legacy staff expectations upended previous user assumptions, and divergent brand strategies had to be realigned. This session will review the design team's pivot to this new set of parameters, the planning strategies in place that allowed the team to flexibly adapt, and the complexities of incorporating the acquisition costs of existing assets into your modeling for your new facility investment.

1: Understanding how flexibility in planning can allow for unforeseen circumstances
2: Understand how an M&A can impact service line analysis
3: Learn about aligning brand strategies for previously competing systems
4: Learn about how acquisition costs of existing assets can be incorporated into modeling for new facility investment