Facility Planning

Developing flexible, comprehensive facility solutions in an ever-changing healthcare environment is key to deploying smart capital.

Haskell Healthcare translates a client’s vision into physical environments that support efficient operations and the optimal patient experience. We work collaboratively to develop specific, flexible physical solutions in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Informed analytics and our collaborative design process help clients achieve sustainable business models and result in a high level of assurance related to capital investment, market flexibility and stakeholder consensus.

Informed master planning is key to whole-campus solutions.

Healthcare systems save time and money in the long run with an actionable master plan. Haskell’s team of strategists, facility planners and operational improvement experts leverage analytics tools and vast expertise to provide direction on how to address challenges facing campuses. Our creative solutions optimize care delivery by maximizing the existing footprint, phasing out obsolete buildings and activating underutilized or vacant space while maximizing revenue generation.

We align planning and programming with clients’ needs.

With regulations and reimbursement constantly changing, planning any capital project can be challenging. Haskell separates wants from needs and aligns the program and plan with operational goals, strategic initiatives, capital constraints and regulatory requirements. Our team can assist in the programming of a new hospital, ambulatory center or the renovation of departments. Our specialties include:

  • Benchmarking: Confirming that your facility is efficient and within reason of industry standards.
  • Programming: Determination of Key Planning Units, space definition, quantity and size.
  • Space Utilization: Understanding who will occupy spaces, why, and how frequently.
  • Codes & Regulations: Overlaying building code and policy regulations to assure health, safety, and welfare of patients and staff.
  • Consensus Building: Aligning stakeholders in a unified direction.
  • Key Adjacencies: Prioritizing the proximity of spaces and departments.
  • Layout: Defining how the spaces all come together to achieve design principles.


Our feasibility studies find facilities’ highest and best use.

We assist hospital leadership in evaluating options to determine the best solution for their patient, strategic, capital and operational objectives Our evaluation process puts context to the concepts and identifies the implications for patients and staff. Repurposing, decommissioning, demolition, replacement and renovating are all strategies to be evaluated. Our team will help leadership determine a facility’s highest and best use while overlaying regulatory and code requirements to inform decision making. Factors considered include:

  • Patient Perspective: Evaluate the options to create an optimal patient experience.
  • Benchmarking: Knowing that a facility’s footprint is efficient and complies with industry or system standards.
  • Space Planning: Conceptual test fit or block diagram to understand adjacencies, flow, and alignment with key planning units.
  • Programming: Generate list of spaces and respective sizes required in basis of design.
  • Project Costs: Create cost estimates in collaboration with Haskell Preconstruction Services.
  • Facility Condition Assessment: Understand risk from infrastructure, capital planning, and plant operation points of view.
  • Operational Impacts: Plan for process and staffing changes and revenue increase or loss.
  • Planning & Logistics: Account for schedule, down time and temporary needs.


Prototype packages provide numerous early-phase benefits.

Ambulatory and inpatient prototypes standardize operations and create a unique consumer experience and brand, whether in new construction or renovated space. Prototype designs can improve the patient and staff experience, reduce ongoing operational costs and minimize costs through reduced design time and fees. Our prototype packages provide clients with a toolkit to define capital investment demand, return on investment and anticipated long-term cost savings. They include:

  • Patient Experience: Catering the facility to the consumer.
  • Operations & Parameters: Following the saying “form follows function.”
  • Building Blocks & Space Programming: Implementing basis of design programs and modular systems, which allows for flexible use and adaptability over time.
  • Site Benchmarking: Providing estimated acreage ranges for property selection.
  • Design Architectural, Interior, & Engineering Systems: Packaged designs for interiors, engineering and architectural systems that meet multiple budget points and geographic regions.
  • Pre-Construction Estimating Templates: Established templates to quickly determine probable program and building costs.


Our preconstruction can provide clarity and bring projects to life.

Once a project moves into design and construction, there is still work to be done to bring clarity and create excitement. Our team can help bring additional specificity to the design and construction project through an opinion of probable cost, capital phasing, renderings to obtain philanthropic donations and additional detailed programming or planning. Those services include:

  • Probable Cost Estimates: Combining construction costs with soft costs to create realistic total capital requirements with annual or quarterly cash flow and project phasing.
  • Planning and Programming: Providing another level of detail to programming, planning, and site analysis in order to scope projects, obtain probable costs, and establish project phasing.
  • Facility Renderings: Generating a vision and excitement for facilities projects through varying levels of facility renderings.


We help limit capital investment through operational optimization and quantify your ROI when a building solution is needed.

Understanding the capital pressures our clients face, we want to ensure financially viable investments. Instead of recommending building solution workarounds, our team seeks to maximize operations and uncover opportunities to improve and increase revenue. When a building solution is recommended, our team develops proforma models to test various recommendations. These analyses allow clients to weigh long-term investments over short-term fixes. Once a series of projects have been identified across the system, our team works with leadership to develop a long-term capex strategy.

Facility Planning

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