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CHICAGO, IL

Charleston Area Medical Center Engages Jones Lang LaSalle to Provide Facilities and Construction Management Expertise

Partnership will drive operational savings and efficiencies in facilities, construction, property and energy management


CHICAGO March 6, 2013 —The Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) in West Virginia has engaged  Jones Lang LaSalle’s  (JLL) Healthcare Solutions group to implement a facilities, construction and project management program to apply best practices and reporting systems throughout its four hospital system that includes approximately 840 beds and almost 4 million square feet of owned and leased space.

The collaborative partnership will enable the healthcare system to realize significant operational savings by tapping into the experience and best practices of JLL, specifically in the areas of facilities management, clinical engineering, construction management, property management (including lease administration) and energy management.

"Profitability and quality delivery can be significantly enhanced through a systematic, centralized approach to facility and capital project management,” said Peter Bulgarelli, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Healthcare Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle. “In adopting these practices Charleston Area Medical Center is demonstrating leadership in the industry and working to gain a competitive edge. It is doing so while at the same time advancing its mission to provide the highest quality and safest patient care possible.”

The comprehensive strategies delivered by JLL will help CAMC achieve significant savings by improving labor efficiencies through training and technology/innovation; leveraging the firm’s national contracts expertise for enhanced sourcing; and initiating low cost/no cost energy programs.

In addition to those services, JLL will provide enhanced expertise and focus on the environment of care, life safety, emergency management and regulatory compliance, all areas that will enhance efficiencies and the overall patient experience at the Charleston Area Memorial Center.

The healthcare system, based in Charleston, West Virginia, includes four hospitals, CAMC General Hospital, 268 beds; CAMC Memorial Hospital, 424 beds; Teays Valley Hospital, 72 beds; and CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, 146 beds.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Healthcare Solutions group works with hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the nation, delivering comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory facility management, strategic consulting, real estate capital advisory, program management, property management, transaction services, lease administration and energy/sustainability advisory services. Through its work, the Healthcare Solutions group connects healthcare business strategies to real estate solutions, driving efficiencies and enhancing quality.  For more news, videos and research resources on Jones Lang LaSalle, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center Web page.

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About Charleston Memorial Hospital
Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) is the flagship of the CAMC Health System. CAMC is a nonprofit, 838-bed, regional referral center with more than 5,000 employees. More than 600 physicians have admitting privileges at CAMC which is also West Virginia's premiere medical teaching facility, hosting, on any given day, more than 500 students in programs leading to degrees or certifications in health professions. CAMC is home to one of the top heart programs in the United States; the only kidney transplant center in the state; West Virginia’s only free-standing Women and Children’s Hospital; and one of the busiest Level I Trauma Centers. For more information, visit camc.org.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.