About us


Sanderling Healthcare was founded in 2009 by Dr. Jerome S. Tannenbaum to further one of his personal missions for healthcare – to lower the cost, and speed the construction, of healthcare facilities. As a nephrologist and successful entrepreneur, Dr. Tannenbaum had spent years perfecting his dialysis clinic designs. Known for counting every step made by his nurses and patient care technicians, and having developed roughly 100 dialysis clinics across the country, Dr. Tannenbaum perfected the design of the modern day dialysis clinic.

Despite the standardized designs, and Dr. Tannenbaum's vast development experience with close to one million sq. ft. of healthcare facility development under his belt, problems were often encountered during construction when local contractors and sub-contractors did not fully understand the complex plumbing, mechanical, and electrical system plans. This often resulted in costly budget overruns and significant time delays in getting the new facility opened. Frustrated by these cost overruns and time delays, Dr. Tannenbaum pioneered a controlled method for constructing complex healthcare facilities. For the past seven years, Dr. Tannenbaum has employed his proprietary methods for pre-engineering healthcare facilities (in dialysis clinics and an acute care hospital) for DSI Holdings – a private operating company which he also founded in 2003. Having always operated on a national scale, Dr. Tannenbaum ensured that his design and construction methodologies would meet all current AIA, NFPA and ASHRE guidelines, together with the state-specific requirements of each Health Care Facilities Licensing Board, as well as all local Building Codes.

Sanderling Healthcare was formed to commercialize the proprietary methods created by Dr. Tannenbaum, for the rapid design and construction of hospitals and other healthcare facilities including Critical Access Hospitals. Sanderling is able to create customized, construction-ready plans within 30 days of assessing the hospital’s programming needs. The design is then translated into reality by creating a series of pre-engineered building sections, in which the complex plumbing, mechanical, electrical, medical gas, nurse call, and staff-locator systems are all installed at the factory as part of the pre-engineered building sections.

When working with Sanderling and reviewing our hospital plans, clients readily understand the thoughtful design for workflow and staffing, built to deliver excellent patient care. The result is a more efficient design that saves space, thereby reducing both construction cost and ongoing operating expenses such as maintenance and utilities. By pre-engineering and pre-fabricating major sections of the facility, Sanderling has complete control over the quality and construction time of major portions of the hospital.

Because of its proprietary and revolutionary RapidHospitalDesign™ methods, Sanderling is able to get drawings and the associated construction documents approved by the Health Care Facility Licensing Board and local building departments, prior to asking its clients for a first progress payment. Construction begins the day Sanderling receives final approval from each agency having jurisdiction over the hospital, and receives the client’s initial progress payment. Our clients can go from permitting to a fully licensed and functioning hospital in under a year, and without the risk of unforeseen additional charges.

Whether your plans call for a complete new facility, or merely a new ER suite or patient room wing, all Sanderling development and construction contracts guarantee, in writing, that Sanderling will construct the hospital and deliver and install the specified medical equipment included with the hospital, for an up-front negotiated single fixed price. And Sanderling’s capabilities extend to all markets across the U.S., and around the world.

Among the many benefits of working with Sanderling, is the peace of mind to know exactly what a new or expanded hospital facility will cost, and when it will be ready for occupancy.

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