Although outpatient centers have become an integral part of health care’s Triple Aim, large medical centers are not and most likely never will become obsolete. As seen in our recent cover story, many patients still require a single site where they can access a wide range of medical services and specialists. Growing urban centers are responding with facilities that not only meet these needs, but also meet them in the most efficient way possible with thoughtful designs that ease some of the stress of hospital staff and patients.

Four health care CEOs and directors from McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham, Ala.; Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas; and Orlando (Fla.) VA Medical Center tell us how their systems made sure these new facilities weren’t just designed to be bigger, but better, too.

You can read the full Q&A from our sister publication, Health Facilities Management, here.