WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Thomas Carman, President & CEO of Samaritan Medical Center located in Watertown, New York recently wrote a featured construction article published in the Spring 2009 edition of the Massachusetts Hospital Association newsletter.

The article focuses on the lessons learned during Samaritan Medical Center’s expansion project. Mr. Carman discusses his conclusion that cost is not necessarily the first priority of the firm doing the design work.

He also noted the architect’s pen is as essential to controlling project cost as the ordering pen is to their medical staff in controlling hospital operational costs.

While an architect may produce an impressive master plan, the ability to convert that master plan into a cost effective design should be considered.

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