Healthcare in Rural Communities: Meeting Patients Where They Are

“In 2018, we will continue to see healthcare services moving from inpatient to outpatient facilities…”

– Building Design & Construction Magazine

Even with a complicated subject like healthcare, there are a few things that almost everyone can agree on:

  1. Healthcare costs are rising, and
  2. Baby Boomers are aging, and
  3. Patients are demanding more convenient access to quality healthcare.

In response, regional health care systems have been establishing – and Shockey is building – more “convenient-care” outpatient services in locations that are closer to where patients live, such as:

  • Medical office buildings
  • Stand-alone Emergency Departments
  • Cancer centers
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Dialysis centers
  • Addiction management centers
  • Primary care clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Diagnostic imaging centers

Satellite projects like these are driven by the needs of the outpatient community, and every project is different.

Shockey knows and understands that funding a healthcare project can take years, especially in a rural community. Capital projects often require the blending of multiple sources and different types of funding, including public grants and low-interest loan programs, or backing from private sources, such as foundations and local donors.

“Improved public health is every community’s goal, and we believe our job is to partner with multiple healthcare providers – wherever they are – to make sure they get the best value for their investment. In turn, we help patients connect to first-class medical facilities, close to where they live.” — Jeff Boehm, President of Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

At Shockey, our talented, well-seasoned healthcare team is dedicated to the construction, renovation, and expansion of mid-size healthcare facilities. We understand the time, effort, and teamwork that goes into every project. Shockey is committed to providing healthcare building solutions that provide the most efficient, appropriate, and value-driven service possible.

We offer personalized, confidential service. Learn more about partnering with Shockey on your next new construction, expansion, or renovation project by contacting us today.