Posts Tagged ‘Medical’

Ramtech’s Modular Medical Buildings on Display at THT Conference in July

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech will only have to go across town to Fort Worth this year when we head back over to the Texas Healthcare Trustees’ annual Healthcare Governance Conference being held on July 25-27 at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.  This year’s conference will feature nationally recognized speakers from around the country who will focus on some of the most significant changes affecting healthcare since Medicaid and Medicaid were originally introduced in the 1960s.  Ramtech’s medical facility specialist Bill Barron will be representing us as we aim to promote our innovative and flexible modular medical clinics and other modular buildings for community health centers, outpatient facilities, medical office buildings, pharmacies/labs, diagnostic imaging, and dialysis centers.  The Texas Healthcare Trustees, an affiliate of the Texas Hospital Association, is an organization that provides education, resources, and leadership development for Texas hospitals, health systems, health foundations, and health related organizations.

Bill Barron works in Business Development for Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.  He has worked at Ramtech for over 20 years serving the Education, Healthcare, and Government Markets.

Ramtech Modular Medical Buildings on Display at TORCH Conference in April

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech will be back at the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals’ annual conference and trade show coming up on April 17-19 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. With this year’s theme being “Executing a Winning Strategy” TORCH expects a large turnout to discuss all the potential changes in policy or laws affecting reimbursement, regulation, quality and health care delivery.  Ramtech medical facility specialist Bill Barron will be representing us in booth number 28 while we aim to promote our innovative and flexible modular medical clinics and other modular healthcare building products for community health clinics, outpatient facilities, medical office buildings, pharmacies/labs, diagnostic imaging, and dialysis centers. The TORCH conference is directed toward rural and community hospital administration, finance, education, and advocacy professionals, with the primary goal of providing a forum to address the special needs and issues of these hospitals.

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Bill Barron works in Business Development for Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.  He has worked at Ramtech for over 20 years serving the Education, Healthcare, and Government Markets.

A Regional Strategy to Permanent Modular Construction

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by (No Comments)

While permanent modular construction (PMC) has become a leading building system used in the development of commercial and institutional facilities, there isn’t a single approach, or one modular company, that has come to dominate the commercial modular industry.  Just as modular construction in the United Kingdom is practiced differently than it is in India, permanent modular construction in the United States also varies widely from one region of the country to another – and from one market or product line to another.   (more…)

Ramtech and Modular Buildings on Display in February

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech trade show activities will be kicked into high gear during the month of February as we go on the road to exhibit our temporary and permanent modular buildings at conferences in both the healthcare and education markets. First up, Bill Barron will represent us at the revamped Texas Hospital Association’s annual Conference and Expo on February 13th and 14th in booth 628 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. The THA conference is the association’s marquee event for Texas hospital leaders in clinical, administrative and governance positions. The 2013 conference is expected to draw a record attendance with the addition of the organization’s partnership with the Texas Healthcare Trustees, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Association of Healthcare Financial Administration, and the American College of Healthcare Executives Texas chapters.  The following week on February 19th and 20th, Ramtech’s Sabrina Queen and Jeff Ward will showcase our temporary and permanent modular construction capabilities for public schools in booths 511 & 513 at the 67th annual Texas Association of School Business Officials conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Representing more than 5,500 members and 30 regional affiliates from more than 900 public school districts in Texas, the TASBO conference always provides an ideal opportunity for us to follow-up with our huge number of past customers as well as potential clients in need of portable classrooms, traditional modular multiple classroom buildings, and permanent facilities using our Accelerated Building System permanent modular construction method.

Bringing High-Quality Modular Medical Clinics to Rural Areas

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by (No Comments)

Bringing quality healthcare to rural areas is always a challenge, especially when it comes to developing new facilities where commercial builders and subcontractors are in short supply. For years Ramtech has met just these types of needs by providing temporary and permanent modular buildings to rural and remote locations throughout the Southwest. Recently we went up to the North-central Arkansas area to visit one of our two-physician  modular medical clinics we constructed and installed for Dr. Adam Gray.  Located in Izard County in the small community of Melbourne,  Ramtech used traditional permanent modular construction to build this 2,600 square foot building featuring six exam rooms, procedure room, lab area, and business office. Once again we took along our video equipment to record the thoughts and comments of Dr. Gray on how he found Ramtech and what it was like to work with us.

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Bill Barron works in Business Development for Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.  He has worked at Ramtech for over 20 years serving the Education, Healthcare, and Government Markets.

Limestone Shares Their Experience on Using Permanent Modular Construction

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 by (No Comments)

Ramtech recently went back to visit our first Accelerated Building System permanent modular construction project for the healthcare market located adjacent to the main hospital at Limestone Medical Center in the central Texas community of Groesbeck. We took along our video gear to record the thoughts and comments of Penny Gray, administrator and CEO at Limestone, as she reflected on how the 12,000 square foot modular building project was originally developed and what it was like to work with the Ramtech team. The interview took place inside the rural modular medical clinic that provides accommodations for seven physicians and an optometrist, including 20 exam rooms, four procedure rooms, medical records area, offices and retail space. Here is what Penny had to say in her own words:

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Gary White is Vice President of Sales & Estimating at Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.  He has been in the commercial modular industry for 33 years and is responsible for the management of all sales and estimating efforts across each of Ramtech’s key market segments: Education, Government, Medical, and Commercial.

Will Obamacare Drive the Healthcare Industry to Permanent Modular Construction?

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by (No Comments)

Ramtech, using its permanent modular building system, has been completing medical facilities throughout the southwest for over 30 years and never have we seen the wide variety of opinions on the future growth of the healthcare construction market as we do now.  While Obamacare may significantly increase the number of medically insured individuals, the concern becomes what will be the resulting strain on the existing healthcare infrastructure and how must we physically grow our healthcare facilities to address this increase?

The Healthcare Design Connection is a LinkedIn discussion group made up primarily of  architects, designers, and planners.  When asked the question if “Obamacare’s here to stay. What should design leaders need to consider now?” the opinions recently expressed by this discussion group varied dramatically.  Some think the number of hospitals will grow due to the increased money that hospitals will be making, while others think that critical access hospitals will be replaced by community based life enhancement centers.  There is also a school of thought that says the traditional sources of capital will dry up with private capital taking its place. The bottom line? Even experienced healthcare professionals don’t agree on the future affects of Obamacare. (more…)

A Hospital Turns to Ramtech for Permanent Modular Construction

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by (No Comments)

When St. Joseph Regional Health Center decided they needed to add an urgent care facility in College Station, Texas, they chose Ramtech to become part of their project team, working with Ameritex Studio as their architect of record, and Vaughn Construction as their CM.  The reason:  Ramtech had a proprietary permanent modular building system that was superior to any modular system in the southwest, and Ramtech’s in-house design team was most qualified to provide a design assist engineering role.  In order to lower cost, St. Joseph chose to utilize a design-build approach.  This opened the door to Ramtech’s design team initiating programming sessions, conducting site investigations and developing a synergy with the client that carried forward throughout the project. (more…)

Modular Buildings for Healthcare on Display at the Louisiana Rural Health Conference

Posted on: October 19th, 2012 by (No Comments)

On October 24th and 25th Ramtech will once again exhibit our temporary and permanent modular buildings for healthcare applications at the Louisiana Rural Health Association Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The conference and award show will be at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel and the exposition will provide us with an opportunity to reach the small and rural hospital providers in a state that has been very supportive of Ramtech. For the last 20 years the LRHA has served as a unified voice for health care providers, public officials, healthcare employees, educators and consumers working cooperatively to improve rural health in Louisiana.  Ramtech will be represented by business development specialist Bill Barron who will be joined by attendees, speakers,  and other exhibitors from across the state.  The conference will be open at 7:30 on the 24th with training sessions scheduled throughout the day. Additional information about the conference is available on their website at lrha.org.

Using Modular Clinics for Rural Healthcare Expansion

Posted on: October 14th, 2012 by (No Comments)

One of the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act is to provide health care to those individuals that do not currently have health insurance.  Individuals that earn less than 133% of the poverty line will have insurance paid in full.  Those that are above this line will have to pay for a portion of the insurance either through the person’s employer or directly from state or federal government funding.  For all the current people coming onto the insurance roles, one concern is where will these thousands of presently uninsured people living in the rural areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana go for medical care?   One answer is the number of privately funded medical clinic organizations that are currently expanding their facilities into rural areas. Their medical facility approach focuses on the use of commercial modular construction to meet their needs. (more…)