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Better, Leaner Healthcare Facilities

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Better, Leaner Healthcare Facilities

The healthcare industry might be in turmoil (or at least everyone who doesn't understand the Gordian Knot of a website the government created), but healthcare systems are going to be in growth mode in the coming years to serve an aging population, Snyder Langston VP Lee Watkins tells us--which spells opportunity for astute developers and builders. Not only for new construction, but also to modify existing facilities to remain competitive: "There's also an increased focus on what patients and staff value the most."

Better, Leaner Healthcare Facilities

"The integration of lean principles into design, development, and operation of healthcare facilities will focus on outcomes," he says. Recently Irvine-based Snyder Langston tapped Lee to head its healthcare division, which it plans to expand. He brings with him experience in building facilities for Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence Health System, among others. Lee's also a team manager for a professional race team called "Shocker Motorsports" which races its "Shocker" monster truck.