McMillan Pazdan Smith Introduces Healthcare Advisory Services Team

MPS Advisors by Derrick Simpson Photography

MPS Advisors by Derrick Simpson Photography

Columbia 1/18/2021 — Hospital C-Suites, clinicians and facility managers are calling on expert advisory teams to help them navigate through the pandemic’s challenges and plan for Healthcare’s future.

As members of the MPS Advisors gathered in a Charlotte podcast studio in November of 2021 to record the first episode of “Ideas Shaping Healthcare,” Minta Ferguson, the firm’s Director of Planning, leaned into the microphone and said what was on her mind. “We could be on the cusp of a healthcare renaissance.”

COVID-19 has accelerated shifts in consumer preferences and care delivery models. McMillan Pazdan Smith has spent the pandemic assembling an advisory team of strategic planners, consultants and healthcare architects to respond to the healthcare industry’s disruption. As 2022 begins, the team has been very busy helping health systems optimize their facilities and assets for future growth and better long-term efficiency.

One of the themes that the MPS Advisors discuss when consulting with providers is that disruption creates opportunities—but only if clients are positioned to make bold decisions based on data, innovation, and collaboration.

To accomplish that directive, MPS Advisors creates customized, data-driven facility studies that guide a healthcare system’s transformation over time while uniting stakeholders around shared priorities. Patient experience is one of the key areas that can be improved when these studies are applied. According to Deloitte Insights, 92% of healthcare system survey respondents are hoping to achieve a better patient experience in 2022 and beyond.

McMillan Pazdan Smith’s healthcare revenue has risen to rank 28th in the country for Hospital Facility Architecture and AE Firms in the last 24 months by applying their data-driven approach to large, complex, multi-phase projects.

Partnering with Advisory Services often begins with a discovery call to learn about a client’s unique needs, growth goals, and key performance units (KPUs). The Advisors also produce a monthly podcast and blog to keep healthcare industry insiders informed of the latest trends and technology innovations.

“Health and wellness are at the forefront of our communities, but we continue to face provocation,” Ferguson said. “While the challenges have never been more complex, there are realistic, implementable solutions, we just need to work through them from a new angle.”

About McMillan Pazdan Smith
McMillan Pazdan Smith is a regional, studio-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm. Practicing since 1955, the firm currently has offices throughout the Southeast in Spartanburg, Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, Charlotte, Asheville, and Atlanta.

About MPS Advisors
MPS Advisors has been serving clients since 2021. Comprised of a diverse team of strategic planners, consultants, architects, clinical partners, and Lean Process Improvement specialists, these expert consultants apply an objective, multi-disciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive solutions. Visit:

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