Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition

Kaiser Permanente, a leading not-for-profit health plan and care provider, invites students, designers, architects, engineers, and individuals everywhere to design a small hospital that evolves the way we deliver health care. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Kaiser Permanente has been operating large medical facilities successfully for well over half a century. But continued success requires new thinking. We are appealing to the world's most talented minds to help design a revolutionary small hospital that can overcome the unique challenges of a small market (e.g., scarce resources and a shrinking pool of skilled clinical staff) and deliver exceptional, effective, and convenient care to our members. The hospital should have a near-zero impact on the environment.

Finalists will be compensated up to $750,000 to develop their concepts further. The final winner will be eligible to contract with Kaiser Permanente for the full design of the small hospital project.