Regardless of whether you’re in the construction industry or not, chances are you’ve noticed the rapid growth of healthcare facilities over the past few years. From ground-up medical centers and hospital build-outs to the design and construction of state-of-the-art clinics and labs, healthcare organizations across the country are racing to update and expand their facilities in order to provide better treatment and care for their patients.
Needless to say, it is a very exciting time to be in healthcare construction. The professionals at Greiner are all honored to be a part of such an incredible opportunity to help with future medical breakthroughs and other lifesaving and life-changing outcomes. However, this can’t happen without a strong commitment to innovation, great communication, and putting the well-being of the patients first.
Since Greiner is known for building strength from the inside out, let’s take a look at some of the ways in which they are lending that strength to aid the healthcare industry.
Healthcare construction, by the numbers
The healthcare construction industry is in a state of almost constant growth. Here are some current figures and trends (for both the industry as a whole and Greiner specifically) so you can get a better feel for where the market is at, and perhaps where it might be headed in the future.
- $400 billion: The current worth of healthcare construction globally.
- 4%: The forecasted growth of the healthcare construction industry in 2020.
- 33%: The percentage of new retail real estate belonging to medical facilities.
- 300,000: The average square footage of healthcare space Greiner builds each year.
- 30: The years of experience Greiner has working in the healthcare market.
Overcoming complex challenges
The healthcare market is easily one of the most complex construction sectors on the market today. With constant advancements in technology and overall improvements to patient care, builders are required to adapt the way they approach their work in order to keep up. Greiner’s experienced team understands the process, attention to detail, and expectations required to deliver an exceptional building experience for our healthcare clients.
The sheer number and complexity of challenges in this market can be overwhelming at first. Healthcare facilities have very extensive electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems in place that makes coordinating with other trades a high priority. This is why Greiner prides itself on its excellent communication, both with clients and with other teams.
Greiner’s patient-first approach to success
Rarely are hospitals or other medical facilities able to shut down (even temporarily), meaning they need to remain fully operational during the entirety of the construction process. Our team is able to work closely with our clients to manage ongoing systems and priorities, such as medical gases, air pressure, dust control, and overall patient comfort.
Speaking of comfort, the primary focus of any healthcare facility is the well-being and care of their patients. Greiner understands that this duty must remain true, even in the midst of a large-scale undertaking. Our top priority is the exact same as our clients—the safety of the patients, staff, and visitors.
Here’s what our healthcare clients have to say
Greiner’s client list includes some of the biggest names in healthcare, as well as a number of private/independent practices across the Midwest—and all of them are equally important to us. Here’s what Peter Farsted with LifeSource had to say about working with Greiner on the construction of the organization’s new home.
The current healthcare construction landscape is not only exciting, but competitive as well. The Greiner team sets itself apart by bringing innovative thinking, diverse perspectives, and over 30 years of specialized expertise in order to balance the technical requirements of complex healthcare environments with the individual needs of both patients and staff.
Our ultimate goal is to keep everyone happy throughout the entire process—something our clients can all happily attest. Contact Greiner today for more information on how we can help take your medical facility and patient care to the next level.
Greiner Construction—Building Strength from the Inside Out
In 2019, with a vision to share our company‘s “gold standard” to a regional client-base, Greiner expanded into the thriving city of Des Moines, Iowa. As our company evolves and continues to expand into new markets, the executive leadership team upholds Wolfgang’s original vision for the firm—one that is focused on providing authentic customer service and unrivaled quality.