MOBs - The Next Generation?

As a follow up to his "Small Hospitals, Big Technology" post on April 17, DPR's Gerry Dewulf discusses the concept of "Super MOBs" in his most recent submission to Healthcare Building Ideas' blog.

By adding imaging space, a small lab and a few procedure rooms to a hoteling MOB where doctors can see patients a day or two per week, we create the next generation facility--ideal for bedroom communities surrounding sprawling metropolitan areas.

For the concept to work, it takes a solid balance sheet, top-notch staff and the right volumes of service and patients.