Modular Micro Hospitals: Why Small is Big in Healthcare

Rusty WilliamsUncategorized0 Comments

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Micro hospitals and regional Urgent Care Centers are a growing trend in healthcare. A recent article in Business Insider stated that there are now over 10,000 regional UCCs with the market growing at over 4% per year. The primary factor behind this trend is convenience. It’s much easier for patients suffering from cold, flu, and non-life-threatening conditions to get immediate treatment at a regional facility. This rapid growth, in turn, has prompted planners to consider new options for efficiently building these facilities. There are a growing number of modular micro hospitals and other regional healthcare facilities because off-site construction meets the need for quick turn-around and less labor.  modular micro hospital

The average size of a UCC is between 3,500 and 12,000 square feet. This size is well-suited for modular construction. With each module typically comprising just over 700 square feet, this equates to between 5 to 17 modules for each project. The Modular Building Institute has several case studies for healthcare-related facilities including the ACLD Charles Evans Health Center in Bethpage, New York; the Atoka County Medical Facility in Atoka, Oklahoma; and the St. John’s Well Child & Family Center in Compton, California.  These are just a few examples.  Triumph has worked on a variety of specialized healthcare facilities including the digital imaging lab at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

These two trends combined — localized healthcare and off-site construction — are helping to improve overall care and convenience for patients across the country.

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Rusty is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He's the co-founder of multiple tech companies and enjoys exploring the intersection of education, innovation, and built space. He hosts a podcast called Forming the Future which features conversations with thought leaders in campus planning, collaborative learning, ed tech and architecture.

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