Last Thursday, Chicago’s most active healthcare real estate developers, investors, and medical providers came together at the Mart Plaza to discuss the implications of recent trends in healthcare real estate. CAPRATE Events’ Healthcare & Real Estate was broken up into eight panel discussions, which covered a wide range of topics from upcoming investment opportunities in senior housing to current requirements of debt and equity sources when financing healthcare real estate transactions.
HSA PrimeCare President, John Wilson, spoke on a panel entitled, “Evolution of the Healthcare Real Estate Lease: What are the Ramifications of the Affordable Care Act on Leasing, and How Have Terms Changed?”
During the discussion, Wilson engaged the audience with his description of the “Medical Home Model” of care. This is a team-based model of care whereby the team leader is a primary care physician who coordinates a patient’s care with specialists and other healthcare providers. This model stresses integrative medicine and team work amongst the providers. The physical design of the space allows for flexible exam rooms that house various providers in a given day or week. The space will also house consult rooms and collaboration areas. The clinic space is organized in a cluster of exam pods with an open area for providers to dock electronics and engage with one another. The Model utilizes corridors on either side of the exam room pods to create a segmented on-stage and off-stage area for the physicians; therefore, the physician and staff would enter the exam room from a second private area, opposite from where the patient entered to create different patient and employee experiences.
Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI) Publisher, Murray Wolf, moderated the panel, which included Jeffrey A. Calk, Partner at Waller Law; Mark Johnson, Director of Property Management at C&W Healthcare Solutions; Thomas W. Tift, III, President and CEO at HealthAmerica Realty Group; and Jonathan M. Wolfe, Principal at Stream Capital Partners.