Dr. Suzet McKinney, CEO & Executive Director, Illinois Medical District
Commercial real estate owners and developers responsible for healthcare facilities are facing a pivotal moment. They are forced to rethink the ways their medical office buildings — from standalone facilities to storefronts in retail settings — must be adapted to a post-pandemic environment.
This past spring, as I supervised the conversion of five facilities into Covid-19 alternate care sites for the State of Illinois, I realized this was the beginning of a new normal. Post-pandemic, healthcare facilities must and will change, especially since future repeats of infectious disease epidemics are likely.
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