Are you faced with the daunting task of spending millions of dollars on updating, reconfiguring, expanding, or replacing your facility? Healthcare Facility Planning: Thinking Strategically is a practical guide to help you ensure that your facility is flexible and able to meet the needs of patients, caregivers, and payers long into the future. The focus of this book is on predesign planning, a stage of the healthcare facility planning, design, and construction process that is frequently overlooked. Decisions made during this phase have the most impact on long-term operational costs. Detailed examples, guidelines, and case studies will lead you step-by-step through a proven predesign planning process. Benefit from the author's 25 years of experience in healthcare facility planning and her involvement in major projects around the country. This book will help you appreciate the importance of the predesign planning process, understand the trends affecting space allocation and configuration, and learn techniques for planning flexible facilities.