Inpatient, Emergency and Parking Expansion

Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California, USA

Natividad Medical Center (NMC) is a 172-bed acute-care teaching hospital located in Salinas, California. The hospital is owned and operated by Monterey County.


NMC was in need of a long-range plan for inpatient bed expansion. As their strategic plan was being developed, they needed plans that would allow for alternative futures for medical/surgical beds, intensive care beds, and/or relocation of ante-partum beds. There was also a need for a phased plan to address parking issues, immediate emergency department capacity issues, and a long-range plan for ED expansion.

A phased expansion plan was developed that would allow the organization to rapidly implement solutions for the emergency department and parking expansion. As requested, the long-range plan for bed expansion was to remain flexible based on potential future demographic and service-line changes. Huddy HealthCare Solutions defined short-term solutions for the ED which included temporary facilities to immediately expand capacity. A mid-term plan identified emergency department expansion/renovation with shelled floors above allowing NMC to determine in the future whether the bed expansion-infill floors would be medical/surgical, ICU, Ante-Partum, or a mixture.

Critical Access Replacement Hospital

Analytics, Programming and Planning

Indiana University Health Frankfort Hospital is a critical access facility that services the residents of Frankfort and Clinton County. It is part of the IU Health system, Indiana's largest comprehensive health system. 


IU Health had purchased an aging, critical access hospital and was looking to redevelop the site with an on-campus replacement hospital. The challenge was to define a plan to replace the campus on the same site while maintaining full operations of the functioning hospital. Huddy HealthCare provided the analytics for future volumes, operational planning, functional programming, and medical planning while teaming with arcDESIGN (Indianapolis). 


The new IU Health Frankfort Replacement Hospital will be a 44,000 square-foot single story facility that will deliver an entire health campus that will transform healthcare services in Clinton County.  Services will include inpatient care, emergency, lab, imaging, surgery, PT/OT and cardiovascular/pulmonary services.

Urban Campus Inpatient Expansion

Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The 800-bed Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is one of the largest healthcare campuses in Canada. It serves the residents of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut as both a teaching hospital and as a research centre. 


Huddy HealthCare was engaged by ft3 architects (Winnipeg) as an analytics and planning consultant in support of the HSC Strategic Opportunity Plan that had prioritized the need for expansion, relocation and replacement of 350 existing adult inpatient beds. 


Through interactive work sessions and predictive modeling, multiple planning altervatives were developed and evaluated on key adjacency and phasing criteria. Locations and configurations needed to maintain connectivity to the core of the Ann Thomas Building while also delivering units that would provide efficient staffing patterns and effective physician coverage. The redevelopment plan modernizes inpatient care while providing a schedule for phased-obsolescence of older buildings no longer suitable for future standards of care. 

Strategic Facility Master Plan to Support Alternative Future

Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

LECOM Health encompasses Millcreek Community Hospital, Medical Associates of Erie, LECOM Senior Living, Corry Memorial Hospital, VNA of Erie County, LECOM Education, and LECOM Wellness Center. 

Project Challenge

Huddy HealthCare was engaged to define a strategic facility plan for future outpatient and inpatient volumes, new operational flow to maximize efficiency, and a flexible plan in support of alternative service line futures. 


Predictive models for key ambulatory and inpatient volumes defined the future utilization for the specific service areas for this community hospital. A phased plan was developed to match available resources that would upgrade facilities and implement new operational flow to support future volumes as defined in the comprehensive strategic facility master plan. Key components included expansion of ambulatory and inpatient capacity; upgrades to Mental Health areas; and new entry points that would provide a new “front door” and image to the community. The flexible plan could also accommodate a subsequent expansion to peri-operative services based on potential, alternative futures. 

"I have had the opportunity to select Jon Huddy and his comprehensive planning team from among a variety of professional firms who proposed on projects which I have led. Jon Huddy and his team was the best choice, by far, to assist us in defining our future. Their analytics, visioning process and use of predictive models allowed us to see our operational future as we worked to determine the best path forward for our future facilities. Jon is a tremendous communicator and his presentations have been particularly useful in assisting our leadership team to arrive at conclusions that we are extremely confident with. Jon and his team provided a solid support structure to assist us with interpreting a myriad of elements and conditions as we attempted to balance the realities associated with our present state against the optimum conditions we desired for our future."

Paul DeSantis, Chief Financial Officer .                              
Millcreek Community Hospital                                                    

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA