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Special Edition: Surgical Construction - February 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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light remains, allow- ing tons of natural light to stream into the center of the facility. • Satisfied cus- tomers. The old rule of thumb for healthcare construc- tion projects: three parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of a buildout. Now, as demand for surgery has increased, especially in orthopedics, five parking spaces are needed for every thousand square feet of real estate. Luckily, finding a spot to park at a mall is rarely an issue. "For us to get a large space that we could develop in a convenient location with ample parking was a winning scenario all the way around," says Mr. Crawford. "We wanted to maximize the patient experience, and we believe we've done that." Patients aren't the only ones who are pleased with the new campus. MUSC's orthopedic surgeons can hold clinic appointments in the morning, schedule imaging or physical therapy appointments under the same roof and walk down the hall to perform surgery in the after- noon. • Room for growth. MUSC is pushing 600 clinic and surgery patients to the location each day, an impressive rate achieved in a short period of time, and the numbers are only expected to increase over time. The new facility boasts plenty of shelled-out space for 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • BLOWOUT SALE Renovating existing spaces instead of building from scratch reduces on-site development expenses and overall construction costs. MUSC

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