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Industry Leaders Talk Healthcare Building Trends and Opportunities in DPR’s New Constructing With Care Podcast

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 23, 2023 – DPR Construction has launched a new podcast, Constructing With Care, designed with and for healthcare industry leaders. In each episode, guests from the leading U.S. healthcare systems join DPR to examine market pressures that transform the delivery of care, and provide examples of solutions that improve both provider and patient experience. To date, the series has spanned building for a burnt-out workforce, construction’s role in healthcare consumerism, and bridging built and digital environments.

Launched in late 2022, new Constructing with Care episodes can be accessed through DPR’s website, as well as on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts. The podcast is part of DPR’s broader Healthcare Insights series.

In the most recent episode, Kirsten Waltz, from Johns Hopkins Health System, and Kevin Matuszewski, healthcare strategist for DPR, continue their discussion from episode 3, focusing on 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.

“We need to think about how construction and healthcare are providing a partnership via mission rather than a partnership of project,” said Matuszewski in the episode.

Healthcare capital planning projects have been met with new obstacles in recent years that are linked to a variety of digital, social and environmental concerns. These have placed greater strain on organizations' budgets and have impacted investment decisions, affecting how projects are prioritized, planned and delivered. Waltz and Matuszewski discuss how these considerations are built into new healthcare facilities and how the healthcare industry is adapting.

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