Providers eye malls for one-stop healthcare shopping
Vanderbilt University Medical Center transformed about half of a struggling shopping center into an outpatient hub, much to the delight of its growing patient base and the city of Nashville.
By the mid-2000s, Vanderbilt had outgrown its main hospital campus at 1211 Medical Center Drive in a dense area of midtown Nashville. The provider decided to renovate the nearby One Hundred Oaks Mall and move more than 20 of its clinics to the shopping center at a fraction of the cost required to build out its campus. It opened its new center in 2009, moving predominantly wellness-oriented clinics from its main campus. That included dermatology, OB-GYN, preventive cardiology and imaging centers, a breast center and physical therapy, among others—occupying about 440,000 square feet of the nearly 900,000-square-foot mall center.
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