Industry veteran will help develop new inpatient and outpatient facilities, community care and wellness projects
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) December 6, 2018 — Integrated design firm LPA has hired healthcare design veteran Muhsin Lihony to fill the role of director of healthcare, as the firm continues to expand its services in the healthcare and wellness industries.
In his new post, Lihony will help expand LPA’s position in the rapidly-changing healthcare market, working with clients to develop high-performing facilities that offer higher quality and more affordable care to their members.
“We very excited to have Muhsin’s experience and leadership as part of LPA,” said LPA chief executive officer Wendy Rogers. “He will help grow healthcare as a significant and important part of the firm.”
Lihony brings more than 27 years of experience in designing and managing healthcare projects to his new role. He has led multidisciplinary teams on a wide range of projects, from large-scale hospitals and laboratory spaces to intimate community and outpatient facilities.
His client list includes universities and many of the largest healthcare providers in the country, including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, the UC Davis Health, Adventist Health and Tenet Health.
“I am looking forward to working with LPA’s resources, expertise and research-driven culture,” Lihony said. “This is a critical time for the industry as we develop facilities that stand the test of time.”
There has been a significant shift in healthcare in recent years, as the industry moves from a focus on acute care inpatient facilities to centers focused on prevention, managing health, outpatient care and wellness. Hospital administrators are looking for new ways to efficiently and cost-effectively maintain the health of their members.
“We are focused on delivering sustainable, flexible and high-performing healthcare facilities that are achieving the triple aim of better health, higher-quality care and lower costs,” Lihony said. “At the same time, we want designs to be flexible enough to accommodate the future disruptions in the healthcare industry, and provide the needs of the patient populations across all levels of the ‘Continuum of Care.’”
Lihony earned a degree in architecture and urban design from the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq in 1991.
Founded in 1965, LPA specializes in creating innovative environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. An integrated design firm with six locations in California and Texas, LPA’s team includes more than 450 in-house architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and research analysts, working across a wide array of sectors. For more information, visit http://www.lpadesignstudios.com.