ECRI, a global, independent authority on healthcare technology and safety, celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art global headquarters and medical device evaluation laboratory in Plymouth Meeting. The headquarters sits on a 24-acre campus at 5200 Butler Pike.
“The new building symbolizes the transformation that ECRI has been undergoing over the past few years,” shared Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and CEO of ECRI.
ECRI is an independent nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago, that has “evolved the scope of its capabilities with data-rich, cloud-based patient safety and technology solutions, partnering with hospitals and health systems in every state in the United States.”
The organization also has a presence internationally with additional offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia.
“As we expanded our global footprint and forged new solutions for a rapidly changing healthcare market, we also reshaped our business structure to support a virtual hybrid workforce. For these reasons and more, we designed a global headquarters that reflects our core values and engages our diverse and talented employees in helping us achieve our strategic vision,” explained Schabacker.
According to the announcement, the main goal of the headquarters was to envision “a new workspace for a new virtual hybrid workforce for ECRI and its affiliate ISMP.”
“The pandemic posed an incredible opportunity for ECRI to completely reimagine how to transform our existing space to meet the changing needs of the healthcare community. For us, creating collaboration spaces for our mainly virtual workforce was the unifying element and we accomplished this with a design centered on transparency, flexibility, and smart technology,” said Pete Catalano, chief financial officer of ECRI, and executive project manager of the headquarters renovation.
ECRI’s new headquarters features an independent medical device evaluation laboratory, an environmental lab, an accident and forensic investigation lab, multi-use, high-tech meeting rooms, open collaboration areas, and flexible workstations. The building’s third level, which has yet to be built out, is being envisioned as a hub for healthcare innovation, a place where local healthcare organizations with similar goals can collaborate on healthcare advancements.