Healthcare Design’s monthly Online Focus feature compiles recent coverage on targeted topics to help readers quickly get up to speed on pressing issues or refresh themselves on latest trends. For April, we look at recent ambulatory/clinic projects.

A growing percentage of healthcare projects today aren’t in inpatient environments and may not be in a hospital at all. Clinics, MOBs, and a variety of standalone specialty centers are proliferating the design landscape.

Drivers for this wave of ambulatory projects include providing easier access to patients, better supporting preventive care, and decreasing cost of care and construction. And the types of projects being built run the gamut, from community health centers that bring care to underserved populations to cancer centers that consolidate services so patients can make just one trip to primary care clinics that introduce an existing provider to a new market.

Click on the links below to explore some recent ambulatory projects as well as trend reports sharing best practices on planning, design, and construction.