How Ambulatory Care Centers are Facilitating Access to Healthcare

As the CEO of Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, Richard Rendina has personally overseen the successful development of healthcare facilities in multiple states. One of Richard’s specialties is in Ambulatory Network Planning and development of facilities for non-profit and for-profit healthcare facilities. The company helps healthcare providers to design and develop custom solutions that are cost-effective and efficient.

Among the developments that Richard Rendina has been involved with, including the building of a 120, 000 square foot Ambulatory Surgery Center in Germantown, Tennessee and the 62,000 square foot Ambulatory Care Center for Bristol Hospital in Connecticut.

U.S. healthcare systems are quickly adopting the team-based approach to healthcare through Ambulatory Care Centers. These centers are often based on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Model which facilitates collaboration between patients, physicians as well as members of the family in cases where it is deemed to be appropriate.

Cost Effective

This approach to collaboration has proven to be effective for physicians, patients, and their families. One of the reasons it is catching on quickly is that it has in many situations proven to be cost effective. With the team based approach patients do not always need to be taken to the ICU or the Emergency Department, they can receive care in a clinic or from the comfort of their home. The center is also in a better position to provide accessible services to patients wherever they are. This is done through services such as tele-homecare, same day visits, and 24-hour care services.

Long-Term Relationships

The model used in the Ambulatory Care Centers emphasizes the building of long-term relationships with patients, rather than the single transaction approach applied in traditional facilities. The approach is also multi-faceted, ensuring that the patient’s physical, mental, and educational needs are addressed.

The system is coordinated to include other specialists and programs within the healthcare system such as medical specialists, providers, home care and educational programs. By applying a multi-faceted approach and coordinating efforts amongst players within the healthcare system, illnesses can be detected earlier and addressed before complications develop. A team-based approach has proven to be quite effective for assisting patients with co-occurring disorders.

Staff Satisfaction

Another reason that the team-based approach is becoming popular is due to the fact that research shows it can increase staff satisfaction. Team members develop and manage workflow to increase efficiency which is beneficial to everyone involved. Richard Rendina’s company, helps healthcare providers develop Ambulatory Care Centers that facilitates an effective collaborative environment.