In 2019, the health care industry was growing faster than any other industry and the largest employer in the US, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.. However, the pandemic has caused a major shift in the industry in 2020. Health care facilities have been the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and the way Americans receive medical treatment has been upended. So much has changed in 2020. So of course the question on everyones mind is “What can we expect in 2021”? Join our panel of experts as we breakdown the current trends in Dallas health care real estate and what planning, design and development will look like in 2021.
1. As we go into 2021, what are the major take aways and lessons learned from this last year?
2. What have hospitals and health care centers learned about their capacity, designs and ability to handle large-scale health care challenges in recent months?
3. What is happening with hospital expansions or new health care related construction? Are plans folding, being delayed or changed in any way?
4. What is the overall development and investment outlook for DFW health care? And what part of the market offers opportunities for growth?
Before COVID- there was a focus on reducing footprints and having smaller healthcare facilities to deal with urgent and daily patient visits. Do you see that changing and a greater look at adding ICU beds and expanding larger health care facilities?