Listen! Constructing with Care Podcast: Capital Balance of Healthcare

Healthcare capital planning projects have been met with an array of new obstacles in recent years that are linked to a variety of digital, social and environmental concerns. These have placed more of a strain on organizations’ budgets and have impacted their budget allocation decision-making processes, ultimately impacting how projects are planned and delivered.  

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In Episode 3 of Constructing with Care, Kirsten Waltz, senior director of facilities architecture + planning for Johns Hopkins Health System and Kevin Matuszewski, healthcare strategist for DPR Construction discuss planning in a volatile market, effectively balancing rising costs, and the growing importance of health equity, telehealth and environmental issues when it comes to healthcare construction.

In Episode 4
, Waltz and Matuszewski continue their discussion around how healthcare organizations can be more resilient, evolving partnerships between the construction and healthcare industries, and talk about a 5-10 year outlook.

One of the most important things, especially on larger projects, is creating a strategic plan with your local energy partners. Without this collaboration, our partners won’t be prepared for the future capacity needs of hospital campuses.

Kirsten Waltz

Johns Hopkins Health System 


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Kirsten Waltz
Johns Hopkins Health System
Senior Director of Facilities Architecture + Planning

Kevin Matuszewski Headshot

Kevin Matuszewski
DPR Construction
Healthcare Market Strategist



Read the related article The New Capital Balance of Healthcare. You can also review the full Healthcare Insights series.

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