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future growth — Mr. Crawford says 80% of the footprint's square footage is currently in use — and the parking capacity to handle many more patients. • Localized care. MUSC's expansion outside of its main campus reflects a larger national trend: building in population centers and consolidating the services offered in the area to give patients an option close to home. "The attitude used to be, 'You'll come to us for care,' but that's no longer what patients expect," says Mr. Crawford. "They want surgical care closer to home. You have to provide it at an easily accessible location for the populations you serve. "Healthcare is essentially a service industry, and if we're truly going to fulfill the needs of our patients, we must ensure we're designing facilities to deliver world-class care to the patients we serve," says Mr. Crawford. OSM F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7

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