TAKING A STEP BACK TO LOOK FORWARD
In order to review the proposed facility improvements and to evaluate the cost and phasing of each proposed project, HPM performed facility tours and investigations that uncovered many additional issues not yet anticipated in the original proposed plan. HPM also took a step back to study demographic data and enrollment statistics for the system. HPM prepared an enrollment projection study for each facility within the system and uncovered some of the proposed projects in the plan would potentially improve situations but would only provide temporary solutions (5 years) to projected growth patterns. By combining the growth projections, facility assessments, phasing plans and cost analysis, HPM provided VHCS with six separate studies with variations that included concepts for property acquisition/disposition, grade realignments and alternative facility improvements to address long-term capacity issues.