Survey Results: How healthcare facilities are transforming for the future

Ryan Companies recently partnered with Modern Healthcare Custom Media to survey healthcare leaders on how their real estate needs are rapidly evolving and what they’re thinking about for the future.

Key Takeaways

70% of respondents indicated their organizations are somewhat to very likely considering leasing versus owning their facilities in the future

28% of respondents are considering increasing storage space off campus due to supply chain disruptions

35% of respondents are consolidating their real estate footprint as a way of controlling operational costs

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Modern Healthcare Custom Media, on behalf of Ryan Companies, commissioned Signet Research, Inc., an independent company, to conduct a survey of healthcare professionals. The objective of this study was to learn about organizations’ real estate priorities, including barriers to strategy implementation and factors influencing physical space utilization. On March 3, 2022, Modern Healthcare Custom Media sent a broadcast email to Modern Healthcare registrants asking them to participate in a survey. Subsequent reminder emails and invitations to participate were sent between March 7 and April 13. By the closing date of April 15, 98 responses had been received. The base used is the total number of respondents who answered each question. Survey findings may be considered accurate to a 95% confidence level, within a sampling tolerance of approximately +/- 9.9%.


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