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Geisinger Selects Stantec for Design of Systemwide Master Plan

Parul Dubey on May 2, 2019 - in News, Projects

Comprehensive effort will inform and support the strategic vision of one of the nation’s largest health systems


Geisinger, a nationally recognized health services organization, has selected Stantec to lead the design of a systemwide masterplan encompassing all inpatient and outpatient facilities spanning Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The leading global architecture, design, and engineering firm will support Geisinger’s facilities administration, business strategy and development, and leadership teams in delivering a comprehensive facilities roadmap to help advance the strategic vision of the health system.

“In order to continue serving our patients with the most innovative technologies and modern facilities, it was imperative that we select a partner capable of delivering the types of facilities our patients have become accustomed to expect from Geisinger,” said Bob Markowski, vice president of facilities management for Geisinger. “In Stantec, we are confident we’ve selected a partner with a shared vision for excellence that can provide our patients topnotch facilities throughout Geisinger’s service area.”

As one of the nation’s largest health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than three million residents across 45 counties in central, south-central, and northeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan.

“By leveraging our longstanding client knowledge, coupled with extensive healthcare industry experience, we will establish a plan that will enable Geisinger to continue delivering optimized care for decades to come,” said Tim Cowan, Principal with Stantec. “Our methodology centers on developing a master plan that will foster future facility investments and allocations through a dynamic, reactionary, and flexible approach.”

Stantec will balance shifting population demographics, regional healthcare resources, and anticipated demands on outpatient primary and specialty services with completed regional and campus-specific master plans for a holistic approach. This work will ultimately fill gaps, unify solutions, and apply an overlay of LEAN initiatives to evolve existing campus plans into a true system strategy. The resulting plan with also refine Geisinger’s facility design standards to create a familiar and welcoming environment for patients across the system regardless of location.

In partnership with Geisinger, Stantec will help ensure facilities decisions are made using carefully considered prioritization criteria that blend established strategic goals and business plans with the best use of available resources and sustainable building strategies.

Stantec is dedicated to the creation of life-enhancing environments using sustainable, LEAN and evidence-based design strategies. The firm is committed to serving healthcare clients internationally as a recognized market advisor, being ranked among the Top Five Healthcare Architecture Firms by Building Design & Construction. A trusted partner for healthcare planning and design, the team has supported health systems such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hamad Medical Corporation, RWJBarnabas Health, the University of California San Francisco, Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. To learn more about Stantec’s healthcare expertise, visit: www.stantec.com/health


About Stantec

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at stantec.com or find us on social media.


About Geisinger

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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