Posted June 20, 2013
Integrated medical fitness centers are one of the keys to long-term success in the competitive healthcare environment. Here’s how one health system is taking medical fitness seriously and reaping the benefits.
In 2010, Rex Healthcare decided to build an integrated medical fitness center on its existing outpatient campus in Knightdale, NC, (a suburb of Raleigh) and called on NexCore Group to make the project happen.
Posted June 05, 2013
On May 15-17, Urban Land Institute (ULI) held its annual Spring Meeting in San Diego, which attracted a record-breaking 3,500 participants. On behalf of NexCore Group, I participated in a panel discussion entitled Outside the Box: Investing in Emerging Niche Strategies. The focus of our discussion was on the keys to successfully implementing the strategy in three niche markets: workforce housing, student housing, and medical office.
Posted March 28, 2013
The patient-centered facility we recently developed for United Health Services in Vestal, NY, has won a design award from Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI).
“The leadership of our locally-owned, not-for-profit health care system had conceived of a building that would be our most ambitious medical facility project in decades and the largest and most comprehensive outpatient center in our region,” says Karen McElwee of United Health Services.
Posted March 18, 2013
NexCore Group was represented again this year at the “2013 Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction Summit” (PDC Summit) held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 24-27.
As the largest meeting of its kind, thousands of healthcare professionals gathered for a stimulating plenary session and keynote presentations, concurrent breakout sessions in specialty track areas of interest, exhibition hall booths, evening networking opportunities and pre-conference project tours of innovative healthcare facilities.
Posted March 11, 2013
NexCore Group attended the Health Dimensions Group National Summit: Shifting From Reform Strategy to Operational Reality in San Diego on March 4-6. The sponsor, Health Dimensions Group, is a consultant specializing in offering services to the post-acute care industry, and most of the attendees were operators, planners, consultants who were involved in this sector of care.
Posted February 12, 2013
Gone are the high-risk, pioneering days of medical fitness development. Today’s medical fitness centers are thriving for three reasons:
1. Fitness programs are integrated with physician and outpatient services.
2. A state-of-the-art design has enhanced operational efficiencies.
3. Strategic and business plans are focused on meeting the needs of unhealthy populations rather than competing with health clubs.
Posted January 29, 2013
The increasing demand for healthcare services is most obviously being driven by the aging baby boomer generation. The first baby boomers turned 65 in 2011, beginning the swell of the senior population. This population expansion will create a huge pipeline of customers for medical providers...
Posted January 04, 2013
In the 1850s and 60s, Zander invented exercise machines and a workout method that used a system of resistance to strengthen the muscles and joints of the human body. He opened his first Medico-Mechanical Institute (or gym) in Stockholm in the 1850s. He stocked the Institute with 27 custom-built machines that were designed to strengthen and rehabilitate individual body parts—there was even a machine to work stiff, overworked fingers. Zander believed that his mechanical, therapeutic system was "a preventative against the evils engendered by a sedentary life and the seclusion of the office."
Posted December 06, 2012
NexCore attended the 21st Medical Fitness Association (MFA) annual conference in New Orleans last week. We value our membership in the MFA, which is the organization of medical fitness centers that differentiates from health clubs by offering a medically prescribed and supervised program of preventative fitness.
At this year’s conference, there was lots of buzz about the integration of fitness into the delivery of healthcare, where physicians and outpatient services are co-located in a facility with medical fitness. Integration can mean many things...
Posted October 20, 2011
In the dynamic and ultra-competitive healthcare business, hospital and health system executives are challenged more than ever to look for ways to cut costs, free up capital, and earn the highest returns on the dollars they invest and spend.