Geisinger Tabs Stantec for Systemwide Plan Design

By Zach Chouteau

Pa. & N.J. — Geisinger, a nationally recognized health services organization, has selected Stantec to lead the design of a systemwide masterplan encompassing all inpatient and outpatient facilities spanning Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The leading global architecture, design and engineering firm will support Geisinger’s facilities administration, business strategy and development, and leadership teams in delivering a comprehensive facilities roadmap to help advance the strategic vision of the health system.

“In order to continue serving our patients with the most innovative technologies and modern facilities, it was imperative that we select a partner capable of delivering the types of facilities our patients have become accustomed to expect from Geisinger,” said Bob Markowski, vice president of facilities management for Geisinger. “In Stantec, we are confident we’ve selected a partner with a shared vision for excellence that can provide our patients topnotch facilities throughout Geisinger’s service area.”

As one of the nation’s largest health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than three million residents across 45 counties in central, south-central, and northeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan.

Stantec will balance shifting population demographics, regional healthcare resources, and anticipated demands on outpatient primary and specialty services with completed regional and campus-specific master plans for a holistic approach. This work will ultimately fill gaps, unify solutions, and apply an overlay of LEAN initiatives to evolve existing campus plans into a true system strategy. The resulting plan with also refine Geisinger’s facility design standards to create a familiar and welcoming environment for patients across the system regardless of location.

In partnership with Geisinger, Stantec will help ensure facilities decisions are made using carefully considered prioritization criteria that blend established strategic goals and business plans with the best use of available resources and sustainable building strategies.

Stantec is dedicated to the creation of life-enhancing environments using sustainable, LEAN and evidence-based design strategies. The firm is committed to serving healthcare clients internationally as a recognized market advisor. A trusted partner for healthcare planning and design, the team has supported health systems such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hamad Medical Corporation, RWJBarnabas Health, the University of California San Francisco, Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.