Joshua A. Theodore ACHE, EDAC
Josh Theodore’s approach to facilities planning and design is wholly responsive to the strategic needs of each project’s specific user and institutional owner or operator. He’s spent time on the owner’s side of the table, so he fully understands his client’s point of view. That experience instilled in Josh a sense of commitment to clients, which he believes permeates the culture of professionalism at Page.
“I believe this devotion to service has always been a differentiator for Page in the marketplace,” he says. “We are committed to ‘doing the right thing’ and performing to very high personal standards.” Josh credits a high school coach who taught him the importance of commitment to excellence. This experience prepared him to work for a firm whose leaders “recognize it takes a team to deliver a project, and our players consistently support each other.”
Josh’s expertise bridges many facets from high-level strategic advisory to detailed planning and design. He has a solid grasp of the shifting dynamics in the healthcare market, including reform directives, health facility operations, evidenced-based practice, design and construction. These traits allow Josh to quickly analyze and balance project scope, funding, and a system’s return on investment.
Josh has an extensive background in healthcare facilities planning and design that ranges from major medical centers to physician offices. For institutional and individual clients, he has led teams on a wide variety of projects in more than fifteen states and in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. This includes directing and planning facility redevelopment projects for emerging market countries, academic medical centers, county hospitals, community hospitals, rural hospitals and ambulatory care centers.
Recent programming and planning engagements include Saint Francis Health System – Tulsa, Oklahoma; Children’s Medical Center Legacy Campus - Plano, Texas; Texas Children’s Hospital - Houston, Texas; Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – Albany, Georgia, Norman Regional Hospital Healthplex Campus, Norman, Oklahoma, Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, and the State of Qatar Supreme Council of Health.
Josh’s personal favorite among his projects at Page is Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. “Almost a decade old, it is standing up to the test of time and is still regarded as the benchmark new hospital in the Baylor System,” he explains. “It was the first EHR and fully integrated hospital that Page designed, and also the first to truly embrace hospitality and hotel-like features which have become so prevalent in all of our facilities since that time. In many ways, it was a catalyst and truly ‘groundbreaking’ project for us, opening the door for our next generation of greenfield hospitals.”
When he joined Page in 1997, Josh brought with him a deep knowledge of healthcare programming and operations. He had previously served as Senior Consulting Advisor for Metis Associates, Ltd. (now Navigant Consulting), a national healthcare consulting firm dedicated to optimizing existing facilities before considering new construction. That experience allows Josh to maintain objectivity by measuring the potential success of a project while reconfiguring limited resources when appropriate.
Outside the office, Josh’s family is very important to him so it makes sense that his choice of community volunteerism relates to them, such as service on his neighborhood association board as well as the board of a children’s camp, which allowed him to advise on its development of a master plan. However, his most extensive commitment was six years on the council of the state’s largest parochial school. Under his leadership, the school acquired new acreage to expand parking, buildings and athletics, completed the revised strategic growth plan and initiated student involvement in multiple sustainable programs.